I feel like we’re finally starting to get settled in to our new home! The boxes are (mostly) empty, and the ones that aren’t have been hidden away in the garage or the closets. We’ve bought the necessary furniture to fill out all the extra space we have here.
There’s still a lot of work to be done. It’s a 40-year-old house, so there’s plenty of things to be fixed. The roof and the windows are probably the biggest items on the list, but they are just the tip of a gigantic iceberg. Sometimes I worry we’ve purchased The Money Pit, but so far, it’s a really lovely place. It just needs a bit of TLC.
Plus, we haven’t had the funds to update drapes (which we inherited from the owners) or our bedding or attempt to either replace or fix up our mismatched furniture, some of which dates back to our childhood bedrooms. So things still look a little odd.
But we have tons of space to grow into, which is wonderful, plus a big back yard with chickens and a garden, which Isla and Pippin are both pretty wild about. The neighborhood is lovely, hilly and tree-lined and peaceful. It definitely has that late-60s, early 70s charm, with lots of unique ranch style homes and big yards and wide streets and old trees.
For the first time ever, it feels like we’re really home, which is a good thing, because we’re here for the long haul!
Last weekend, we had our housewarming with all our friends here in Austin, so for the first time since we moved in, everything was cleaned up and packed away. I snapped a few pictures and wanted to share.