44-52-2013: Happy Halloween!

44-52-2013: Happy Halloween!

44-52-2013: So Exciting!

October 31, 2013 – Happy Halloween is an understatement. Today at 11:30 am we got the keys and took possession of our new home. We are thrilled. We had to wait around for a couple of hours while we waited for a new bed frame to arrive and be put together, and then we moved a couple of truckloads of boxes from old home to new home.

Cleaning will take a bit as the former owner didn’t clean anything. And the kitchen was pretty nasty. I’m not sure she ever cleaned the stovetop. After four go’s at it we quit for the night and decided to put wet rags over it all day tomorrow to see if we can loosen the baked on grime.

The place is old, but fabulous. It has revealed some quirks, and we are sure there will be many more. We played a certain amount of “what does this switch do?” without answer. Tried to identify how many bulbs of different size, shape, and wattage we need to replace, and laughed at the fact that there are still old coiled up hard phone wires in a few places.

It will be a project for a long time. The yard is a disaster, the garage needs so much work, and we can’t wait to renovate the kitchen.

But you know what? It’s totally, absolutely, stupendously, awesome!

It’s quiet. It’s away from the heavy traffic. It’s quiet (well, as far as we can tell, since tonight is Halloween and there were fireworks going off constantly), and it’s just beautiful.

And the fireplace is wonderful!

Welcome Home!

October 31st, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|52 Comments

52 Comments

  1. Kim Currie October 31, 2013 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Pictures??? πŸ™‚ Congrats.

  2. Hans Rasmussen October 31, 2013 at 10:05 pm - Reply
  3. Paige Ackerman October 31, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks Kim. The place is pretty empty right now, so pictures will have to wait. πŸ™‚

  4. Memaxmarz November 1, 2013 at 5:49 am - Reply

    congratulations! I’m sure you will be so happy in that beautiful space.

  5. Memaxmarz November 1, 2013 at 5:49 am - Reply

    congratulations! I’m sure you will be so happy in that beautiful space.

  6. Jacquie Antrobus Gull October 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Finally!

  7. Clive C November 1, 2013 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Congratulations! And best wishes for many, many happy years in your new home. BTW, nice photo.

  8. Clive C November 1, 2013 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Congratulations! And best wishes for many, many happy years in your new home. BTW, nice photo.

  9. Mary Osborn November 1, 2013 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you and Kirk. I hope you will be very Happy in your new abode

  10. ~DGH~ November 1, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Very nice composition!

  11. ~DGH~ November 1, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Very nice composition!

  12. austinsGG November 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Congrats!

  13. austinsGG November 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Congrats!

  14. Marne Birch November 1, 2013 at 5:44 am - Reply

    I’m so excited for you guys!! Soooo, how do I contact you? I don’t want to call your cell phone.

  15. Free 2 Be November 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks everyone!

  16. Free 2 Be November 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks everyone!

  17. Paige Ackerman November 1, 2013 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Same number Marne. It should be hooked up later today (hopefully) since they have apparently already cut us off at the old place and I only have internet on my phone for the next 6-8 hours!

  18. Marne Birch November 1, 2013 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Oooooo….I will try to phone you later today.

  19. Paige Ackerman November 1, 2013 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Won’t be hooked up until after 2pm probably.

  20. Marne Birch November 1, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

    k

  21. Brenda November 1, 2013 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Exciting! Glad for you.

  22. Jennifer Shaw November 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Hey, do you have a real fireplace or a gas one?

  23. Jennifer Shaw November 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Hey, do you have a real fireplace or a gas one?

  24. Fiona Dawkins November 2, 2013 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations, and what a great pic as well.

  25. Fiona Dawkins November 2, 2013 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations, and what a great pic as well.

  26. Betty Stafford November 2, 2013 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Congrats you guys!!!

  27. rafartreides2009 November 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    very nicely captured !

  28. rafartreides2014 November 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    very nicely captured !

  29. Suggsy69 November 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and a great image to remember the occasion by

  30. Suggsy69 November 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and a great image to remember the occasion by

  31. Jen'B's Copyrighted pics November 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Congratulations :))

  32. Jen'B's Copyrighted pics November 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Congratulations :))

  33. Klaus Rathke November 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Congrats for making an everyday item looking really beautiful!

  34. Klaus Rathke November 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Congrats for making an everyday item looking really beautiful!

  35. meadger November 4, 2013 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your new home, love the photo!

  36. meadger November 4, 2013 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your new home, love the photo!

  37. carriemarie1006 November 4, 2013 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Congratulations! This is a great shot!!!

  38. carriemarie1006 November 4, 2013 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Congratulations! This is a great shot!!!

  39. ajaypai November 4, 2013 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Added this photo to their favorites

  40. Free 2 Be November 4, 2013 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Thanks everyone! We are thrilled with the new (old) place. And the cats are settling in too. πŸ˜‰

  41. Free 2 Be November 4, 2013 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Thanks everyone! We are thrilled with the new (old) place. And the cats are settling in too. πŸ˜‰

  42. Barbara Taeger Photography November 4, 2013 at 4:44 am - Reply

    What a great way to commemorate a meaningful event! Congratulations!

  43. Barbara Taeger Photography November 4, 2013 at 4:44 am - Reply

    What a great way to commemorate a meaningful event! Congratulations!

  44. Aniya Emtage November 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Aniya Emtage November 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. beaniekmc November 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Simple. Well lit, lots of great texture, and nice, sharp focus. Wonderful photo! Congrats on your new place. How exciting for you. A toast to new beginnings… πŸ™‚

    They also added this photo to their favourites

  47. beaniekmc November 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Simple. Well lit, lots of great texture, and nice, sharp focus. Wonderful photo! Congrats on your new place. How exciting for you. A toast to new beginnings… πŸ™‚

    They also added this photo to their favourites

  48. R. E. ~ November 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!

  49. r.e. ~ November 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!

  50. sure2talk December 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    A special moment indeed, and a beautifully taken photo too.

  51. sure2talk December 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    A special moment indeed, and a beautifully taken photo too.

  52. Katie-Rose December 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!

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