Life: Settling inWe're finally in our new home and as of last night we have internet! We got here on Sunday after a long three day drive filled with Kansas and some car troubles.
Monday and Tuesday were filled with address changes, prepping for our household goods, figuring out what needs to be fixed right away around the house and thinking about paint colors.
Wednesday our household goods showed up. Everything went amazingly smooth due in part to the amazing employees with United Van Lines. If you live in the Ohio/Illinois area we highly, highly recommend Planes United.
We were able to get the living room mostly unpacked Wednesday evening, which felt good. But we are still faced with the daunting task of getting things to fit in the house. This time around we are living in a smaller house, so we won't have room for some of our furniture and other items. That means we'll be getting a storage unit.
Honestly I'd rather get a bigger house, but in the long run that is a silly idea as we may not be staying here for more than the required 3 years. By that time Nate will be able to get out of the military and currently that's the goal. But that's a whole other topic. So yeah, while we would like a bigger house, with a better kitchen, we will make due. We can do a lot of little things around the house to make it better. Along with that we have future flooring and kitchen reno plans.
I'm working on getting pictures taken as we set up each room so that I can do blog posts about it. Though it may take some time, as the altitude adjustment is kicking my ass. After 24 years of living here and not fully understanding the effects, I finally get what it feels like to have the altitude hand my ass to me daily. All due to the fact that we gained 5500+ feet.
Today there will be more unpacking with a possible trip to IKEA to look at some furniture ideas for our living space. The more the ideas in my head come together and translate well into our home, the better I will feel. I'm ready to have this place be a home and have it decorated the way that we have been dreaming of.