Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Homeowners!!

My dear readers,

We are homeowners. Tim and I arrived safely last Saturday night in Cleveland Heights. Our drive was really un-eventful. Kitty was awesome, just some meows initially, but he slept or was seething (I don't really know) the rest of the way. We drove across 80 into a beautiful sunset and made it to our (OUR) home (HOME!) in about 8 hours. Our first night here, with our limited supplies, we made grass-fed burgers with Amish cheese and a tiny salad and some Christmas Ale. We sat on the floor of our dining room. It was quite magical.

On Sunday, we drove the rental car to the Home Depot, bought some gloves and a rake and took care of our very leafy yard. We have a giant oak tree in the back yard and it decided to shed all of it's leaves in our driveway and in our gutters. Time to get to work. We cleaned out the gutters (yes, that's me on the roof)
and raked all of the leaves and felt quite happy with ourselves. We met up with Johnny for dinner at the restaurant in Ohio City for dinner and nearly fell asleep on his couch (we still didn't have any furniture). It's still very strange to drive (DRIVE) home (HOME)!

Car shopping was awesome. We test drove two cars - the Hyundai Elantra Touring, a sassy little wagon, and the Toyota Matrix. We ultimately chose the Hyundai, as I felt the Matrix was a bit of a death trap. Here we are with our awesome car salesman Charlie. And below that, a picture of Tim and me with our new car. It's pretty wild.

Totally rocking the wagon

So much more to tell you my dear readers. My parents visited us this weekend and brought a washer and dryer. Tim and I did laundry today, and I snapped this photo of mr. beans when I was walking back upstairs with my lamper (laundry basket/hamper).
We learned a lot about the plumbing in our house when we connected the washer, another trip to Home Depot and Target for laundry supplies, a leveler, and a mop. Our next big purchase will be a shovel, as it is supposed to snow this weekend!

I'm very sleepy tonight readers. We have two more rooms to unpack - Tim's office and my imagination room - the place where I can hide and read, sew, make fun crafty things, and write blogs or attempt NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

I will write more soon, but I wanted to share some photos and let you know that we are quite happy. The top photo is of our powder room. It's red. I bought these lovely little dried flowers at the Shaker Square Farmers Market on Saturday. More soon, I promise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad your trip was uneventful and you are getting right into the swing of homeownership. Send some pictures! Liz Stone was asking for you today. Miss you, Cecilia