We’re moved (kind of)!

December 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm 15 comments

For those who’ve been following our house-buying journey, just checking in to let you know that we finally made the big trek next door!

For those of you who are newer, in July we bought the duplex next door to us. We did tons of painting and work to get the downstairs unit ready, which we now rent to some friends who are new in town.

Then we started a kitchen remodel on our upstairs unit, which is now mostly done. Everything functions, but Abraham and I still need to finish some painting. I promise I’ll post pictures soon!

Our plan is to finish out the third floor/attic with our bedrooms, and live on floors two and three.

So Saturday was our big day! Abraham was able to con a few of his friends into helping us, which was amazing of them. AND… for people who understand Minnesota in December, it was about 40 degrees! The snow was melting and the guys were working in sweatshirts. It was incredible!

Right now the hardwood floors in half of the unit are being refinished, with one more coat of polyurethane due to go on tomorrow morning. After it dries and we air out the stench, we’ll be free to dig into the pile of our belongings stacked up in what will be our dining room!

So for now we’re on air mattresses in our old house. But we’ll be fully functioning in our new house by Wednesday! I can’t wait.


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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kristin  |  December 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    That’s awesome!! I CANNOT wait to see the pics!!

  • 2. Nick L  |  December 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    That’s great. if you guys ever need any help, please let us know

  • 3. Stacey  |  December 15, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Congrats and glad I don’t live close enough to help you move……….glad you have friends that do hahahahahah

  • 4. Shawnee  |  December 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Glad to hear you are getting moved and that its “nice” weather for you to move.

  • 5. Tracie  |  December 15, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Hurray and Congratulations! May God bless all of you with many wonderful memories there…Christmas is the best way to start!
    Merry Christmas!

  • 6. Chris  |  December 16, 2008 at 6:10 am

    What good timing–to celebrate Christmas in your new home:)

  • 7. Stephanie  |  December 16, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Wow! you are brave to do all this at Christmas time!

  • 8. Kristy  |  December 16, 2008 at 7:52 am

    YAY! Congratulations!

  • 9. Molly Piper  |  December 16, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Well, Christmas has definitely taken a back seat, at least as far as decorations go. We have an Advent calendar and a Playmobil nativity set out, and that’s about it! 🙂

  • 10. Jane  |  December 16, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Whew! I’m tired for you!!
    Can’t wait until you are finally settled!

  • 11. Kathy Sturm  |  December 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Congrats! Sorry we were unable to help you move, would have been fun.

  • 12. Pam  |  December 17, 2008 at 7:24 am

    So glad to hear that things are coming together. I’m looking forward to seeing some pictures! This past weekend I re-upholstered some chairs and I kept thinking about your post about your new kitchen colors so I decided to follow in your footsteps, forgo the beige and go for a chocolate and aqua blue paisley fabric instead. Hurray for color!!!

  • 13. Kelly @ Love Well  |  December 17, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    It’s like HGTV without the video.

    So glad you’re finally able to make the move. Maybe you should wait to finish until the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I think that’s the next scheduled thaw.

    (Funny that your Southern readers will read that paragraph and think, “POOR PEOPLE! Forty degrees while they were moving?!? How did they manage?”)

  • 14. amanda Lane  |  December 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    i’m so jealous of you, sitting pretty on the homestretch of a remodel! we’re just beginning second “fixer-upper”…and we’re going to be living in the house…wish me luck.

  • 15. robyn  |  December 23, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    That’s awesome! Sounds like your Christmas present will be moving to your new house! : )


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