Sunday, June 8, 2014

And so it begins

We've moved!  We're unpacking and settling into the new house...and getting started on planning our eventual renovation/reconstruction!  I already had my first run-in with 1950s power supply when I plugged a hot water kettle and a toaster oven into the same outlet and promptly blew the circuit.  Apparently I hadn't realized how spoiled I'd gotten with the old upgraded house!  A couple of nice things about the new house, though - it's so much bigger than our old house was when we first moved in.  We have two decently sized bedrooms on the first floor and two bathrooms, plus a whole lot more square footage, including several closets, overall.  There's also a partially finished basement with another bathroom that will come in very handy when construction starts, since we may move downstairs while we work on the first floor and planned second floor.  So the living conditions are already better from the start.  And, this house appears to have been maintained well, which is always helpful.  For the most part, appliances seem to work, we don't appear to have drainage problems, etc.  Of course, we're only 48 hours into living here so I may be speaking too soon, but I'm hopeful that for the most part, it's a good, solid house.

As with the last house, there are design and other challenges ahead but we're excited about it.  But first, some "before" pictures...and we'll get to work on updating the blog intro and everything else soon too!

Living room - a good size with a big fireplace

Not a bad bathroom but I already miss our big master bath...

I am a seriously bad photographer...but this is a sunroom off the kitchen.  And you can see the existing two car garage in the backyard.

Hello tiny kitchen!

"Master" bedroom
The best part of the house - large, flat, private lot.  We'll be spending some serious time out here working on the landscaping but I already love it!

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