Thursday, April 03, 2008

All Moved Out, All Moved In

We're here at the new house! The move went well, though everything is still in boxes, and we are slowly tunneling our way out. We closed on the new house on Friday, then slept in the new house on Friday night. We bought an air mattress, packed up clothes for the weekend and made camp in the new place. As promised, here are the pictures.

This is our old house. Goodbye old house.

This is our new house. Hello new house. As you can see, we have a garage. I absolutely love having a garage, and we joke about how we got along without one for six years.

When we arrived at the new house we discovered that the seller left the house in a state that can only be described as just shy of being declared a federal Superfund site. It was filthy. There were piles of chocolate lab hair all over the floors, there was dirt on the floors. Obviously the first thing the man packed was his broom and vacuum. We spent the entire weekend cleaning the place, and it's actually still not completely done.
The first night we slept in the new house we slept in the family room, this room in the picture. The absence of furniture makes this room echo. Loudly. The filth collection in the baseboard heaters also makes it the loudest heater ever. For the entire night every time the heat kicked on the baseboards would make a loud snap, crackle and popping noise. We didn't sleep a wink, as the racket kept us up that Todd could only describe as "sleeping in a giant bowl of rice krispies." Despite the loud heater, this is our favorite room in the house.

This is the mirror mosiac I was describing in earlier posts, and the paint job in the radioactive orange room. See, it really is as awful as I had described. One of Todd's co-workers described it as "It's like being inside a giant Cheeto."

Here I am having fun with the awful mirror mosiac.

Todd on the hearth in our family room.

In addition to changing the locks and re-coding the garage door openers, Todd got the hot tub drained, refilled and up and running. We went for a soak on Sunday morning. I left my bathing suit on the deck railing, and it froze.

On Sunday as I was cleaning, Nemo found a new favorite place to sit.

This our future adventure staging area. All of our gear is now going to live in this spot in the basement. Picture racks of camping gear, 8 scuba tanks lined up against the wall, a rolling rack with wetsuits and drysuits hanging from it, pegs on the wall with life jackets and frame packs hanging off of them.
This is where the prior owners bred chocolate lab puppies. They just had a litter before the move, and this room smelled very badly. I have since bleached the hell out of this floor, and now it smells like the town pool

On Monday we moved the furniture in, and the boys finally feel at home. As I feared Griffen did pee in the house once, just after we arrived on Friday night. But now they have settled in somewhat.



Blogger Augs Casa said...

The place is HUGE! Let me see, you, Todd, Nemo, Grif...that's 2 people and two fur people. That's way too much room for ya'll. Where's the guest room, you know the room myself and Murray (the golden retreiver) will be staying when we visit?

Congrats on the new home. I hope you have many great years there!

April 3, 2008 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger BJ Knapp said...

Augs, you can sleep inside the Cheeto room. Just don't blame me for any sustained retinal damage when you walk into the room. LOL.

April 3, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It's a beautiful house and I'm sure it will look even better once you get this guy's filth out of it!! The cheeto room is :)

April 3, 2008 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger *~*Cece*~* said...

CONGRATS! Finally you're all moved in! Yay for you. The new house is SO pretty!

April 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That really does look awesome. Congrats, and good luck on the de-boxing! (I'm still working on that and I've been in my place almost 6 years...)

April 7, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
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