I promised to write again soon, and I am now about to start fulfilling that promise.
Remember how I said there would be some new and exciting news? Well...my boyfriend and I bought a house! It's definitely a bit of a fixer-upper, but we both love it. We closed on April 18th, and started preparing the main rooms the next day so that we could begin moving in ASAP. We painted the living room, and cleaned the house from top to bottom.
|A quick picture I snapped before they started moving the living room furniture in.|
|Plus the furniture and some more chaos.|
|See? The green worked out really well. (I don't think Darryl realized I was going to take this, lol)|
|I forgot to take a lot of better before pictures until things were already well under way, but I did have this and a couple of others! This is upstairs in the one half of the bedroom.|
|Annnd, almost after!|
|The other half of the bedroom, while it was in progress.|
|We got this flooring from Lowe's. It's called "Tavern Oak".|
|I'm in love with my kitchen. I'll post pictures of it plus our stuff later, but right now I have boxes all over the place from where I moved more of my stuff in last weekend.|
|One corner of the spare bedroom, post-painting.|
|The office, in progress.|
Almost all of our stuff is in now (some of mine is still in a friend's garage, but we're slowly moving it in as we get other stuff out of the way). It's really starting to come together! Darryl put a bunch of his photos up a couple weeks ago, and as soon as I dig out the box mine are all in, they will join them!
Leo and Sawyer and Felix (you all haven't been introduced to him yet, but he's Darryl's hamster, lol) are all here and right at home. Leo is ornery as usual, but he's much better behaved and happier now that he's back with me full time. (My apartment situation over the last year didn't really work out well at all, and I ended up pretty much just in and out to take care of Leo and Sawyer and clean anything that needed done on a regular basis, and that was about it - not an ideal situation at all, and I hated leaving them there, but I had nowhere else to take them - where I was staying didn't allow them. So now we're all back together, and it's so much better!!) Everyone has adjusted incredibly well to the new place. Leo is still nervous of new people when they come in, and his go-to is to jump behind the couch and stay there until the new people leave, but he's slowly beginning to come out quicker and quicker, if he even hides at all.
It's been an amazing experience so far, and I can't wait to see what happens next!