The move itself went really well - Uhaul didn't have the right sized truck and therefore had to pay us a $50 fee meaning our move actually cost us only $30 instead of the expected $90 - $100.
Buffy's mum and dad Susan and Jon helped us a lot - unpacking stuff, putting new covers onto the dining chairs and coming along to collect the new sofa for the basement TV room which just fitted down the stairs. We really must thank them for letting us store stuff in their house for the last few weeks and the rest of the family for all the help, whether it be using trucks, storing stuff or the many offers of bits and bobs to help us in our new home! Thanks everyone!
|Stuff in storage at Buffs mum and dads.|
|and in the garage.|
|Getting it all loaded up|
|and put in the new place|
|Building the table|
|Having a break after emptying the truck|
Anyway, we are nearly all settled now. The BBQ has been used a couple of times, the basement is dry again after a bit or water came in after a huge storm a week or so ago and the beautiful dining table has been put together and been used for many meals over the last week or two.
For those of you who havent been around to see the house yet and those of you who live too far away to visit, here are a few photos of how the house was before we bought it and how we have arranged all our clag to fill it and make it homely....
|Our front door.|
|The front room before we moved in...|
|Now with our stiff|
|Dining area - before...|
|the awesome table|
|The kitchen as it was|
|Not much change here|
|The old basement|
|and the old basement from the other end|
|Our new look|
|TV and tops|
|Han Solo guarding the bathroom|
|The spare bedroom|
|Where the magic happens! haahaa|
|Backyard in summer|
|Our backyard with borrowed patio chairs and new firepit|
So we have managed to get a few people round on the first night for a drink or two and then carry on with setting stuff up. As I mentioned earlier we had a trickle of water into the carpet after a huge storm (actually the third huge storm this summer) but there wasn't much to look at apart for a damp carpet which has been cured with a $20 fan heater. We are all settled in now and having a work party here tonight!
|You can see why we had a bit of damp!|
So that's it for now. If anyone wants our address feel free to send us a message either on facebook or by email and we will pass on the details.
Hope you can all come around soon to take a closer look and have a drink around the fire!