I spent most of my day at the small house today. I was busy cleaning, helping to put furniture together and watching the beautiful new floor being installed. But mostly I was imagining living in our new town. We sat in the garage having some lunch watching the quiet street from down the long driveway. We had a few visitors pop in, keen for a sticky-beak, keen to share in our new adventure. The ballerina caught her new bus 'home' today, with a lovely bestest friend that lives around the corner from our new house. As the pair came skipping up the driveway laughing and smiling, the lovely friend handed me some leaves saying "Welcome to the Neighbourhood" Suddenly it feels like home.
The beautiful, pale grey paint is on the walls in the entrance, lounge/dining and kitchen at the small house. I am really loving how it looks, and how light and spacious it makes the house feel. Now there is only one more week of that green carpet to go, looking oh so forward to the floating floor being installed. I am also enjoying having the heavy old,dusty drapes down, and discussing the possibility of not even returning them.
The kitchen remodel is now in full swing. There is definitely no turning back now, despite fears about having everything ready in time. The pipe in the dishwasher cupboard has been removed and re-routed, the new light coloured bench tops ordered, and all of the old appliances removed. The new ones are all ready to be installed.
Unfortunately, my beautiful big beloved side by side fridge and freezer is not going to fit. No way, no how. So now the hunt is on for one that will fit in a quite small cavity, but still meet our requirements. Many are way too tall, most are too wide. Time is running out very fast. I thought I had decided on one, but all of the online reviews that I read stated that it was VERY noisy, which would not be great in the small open plan space that we are dealing with. I'm not so sure that reading these reviews are particularly helpful, nor a good use of my limited time!