Hi everyone. I'm here, in the new house.
Still have an unfathomable amount of unpacking to do, and need to figure out window treatments, etc, etc. This house needs some girly touches-- it was inhabited by bachelors for many years. And parts of it are extremely dirty. Basically, it was cleaned up regularly, but the stove was never wiped down. It's a black stove, so you don't see the grime at first, but the stove top has a thick, greasy buildup that is really hard to remove. It's one of the worst stove tops I've ever seen, and we have owned rentals for years. Every room has a working ceiling fan, and we need them this time of year, but they are furred with thick dust. It takes years and years to get that much dust on something. I will need to wear a face mask and lay a tarp under each fan to catch the falling dust bunnies. Never seen anything like it, and I myself am a slob.
Sorry about the funky house, LxM. Hope you get the farmhouse. We also had been inches away from buying a super nice house before we found this one, and our deal also fell through. This one has less space, but is right near hubby's new job, and the neighborhood is both quiet and friendly. There are also plenty of birds. I will enjoy all the singing when I spin outdoors. We love this house, and the cats approve, too.
Time to get back to bed. I hope to be back next round, depending on how it goes with the unpacking. I have to downsize a lot more, I think. I'm overwhelmed by how much stuff we have, and the former owner left lots of things behind in storage areas. There are at least seven dead computer towers, and I keep finding more. Have to find out how to dispose of them. I can Freecycle out some of the stuff here, but not the dead computers. I will be making regular trips to the Idea Store
to donate from my largess of craft supplies, and also to shop, of course!