Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Busy Busy Busy!

Wow! It has been a busy month and a half! Moving went well and we couldn't  be happier in our new home! It is so nice to get out of our apartment and have more space! Since we have moved we have purchased new furniture, put up some blinds, cleared the rest of our lot, and unpacked all of or stuff. Of course since we lived in an apartment we had to purchase things such as a lawn mower, a grill, chain saw, and some more miscellaneous yard equipment that we didn't have. We had a nice little shopping spree.

A few weeks ago we had our 30 day meeting. There were a few things we noticed such a big hole in our dry wall in the corner of the linen closet up stairs. Someone did not do a good job putting up the shelves. Tisk tisk tisk. The door handles in the garage needs to be swapped out still.... and I have yet to see our new microwave door. It had a dent in it when we did our final walk though. Our PM said a new one was shipped to us, but no microwave door! Also one spot in the kitchen the laminate is kinda bent up a little like a bubble. Not crazy noticeable but just enough that I noticed, so we need to get that looked at and get that fixed. Slow going on getting everything fixed but I am confident we will get it all done.

Last weekend we coordinated with our neighbor to have a guy come in and clear the rest of our lots. We also got the trees in the middle of the two lots taken out. It was a good thing because they must have cut the roots of some of the trees between our lots when they were grading and some were starting to die... We are planning on putting up some Dogwood trees or Crape Myrtles between since we have a huge space between our houses. We also took out that maple tree they put in the front yard and replaced it with a nice Dogwood a few weeks ago. I like Dogwoods better then a massive maple in my front yard. We put the tree in the back yard instead.

We haven't been able to take pictures yet but now that things have slowed down a little we will get time post pictures :)


  1. Sounds like you are on your way! I wanted to replace that Maple too but I havn't.. I really should get on it!

    If you go to the Arbor day Foundation website.. a donation of $10 gets you 10 sapling/bushes/flowering trees of your liking.. might be an idea if you want low cost trees!!

    1. This is an awesome reference/resource! Thank you!

    2. That's awesome! Anyone want to split with me, I don't need TEN trees! lol

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    1. Yeah, haha. We cleared the small tress ourselves and then hired someone to get the big trees.

  3. Lol...a chainsaw isn't something I'd have thought to get, either! :D

    I can't wait to see pictures, you guys had the first E on the internet and it'll be great to see one in person!

  4. Hi Rachel and Tommy, time is flying by--it's already been 30 days (that's crazy). I can't wait to see pictures of your new home.

    There is so much to purchase for a new home especially if you are starting off fresh. We do have a couple of your list items (lawn mower and chainsaw (hubby owns a construction company so he has a bunch of these heavy duty dangerous toys) lol

    However, we do need a grill and a bunch of other things. The grill is on the wait list since we close late December/early January.

  5. Can't wait to see the pics! Chaisaw is on our list too. The downside of having a partially wooded lot -- we've got some dead trees that need to go too.