State of the Move-In Address

We've lost our minds.
This past Sunday we rented a UHAUL, filled it with everything we own and drove it to this shack that faintly resembles a house. But it is now our home.
We've accomplished much in the six weeks we have owned the house, some of which has been closely documented here on the blog, and some of which has been left out entirely. We still have a very long ways to go, but things are beginning to pull together. Our goal was to have all of the dusty-mess-making projects completed before we moved in, and we got pretty close. Some tasks we've completed but have not yet exposed here include hanging, finishing and priming all the drywall, converting the fireplace from gas to wood-burning (and removing the ugly doors), priming the master bedroom, and refinishing the maple floors upstairs (Thanks to Klassic Hardwood Flooring. They did an excellent job!).
Since moving in, we've been trying to catch up on rest & relaxation. Sticking with that theme, I'm going to keep the wordiness to a minimum and let the photos do the talking. Thanks to all who provided such excellent help before and during the move. And thank you as well to everyone who has encouraged us by reading and commenting on this blog. We really treasure your support!
The fireplace . . .

the drywall . . .

the bedroom . . .

the floors . . .

the built-in . . .

the bum . . .

and the view out back . . .



  1. Katie Hughes1/14/10, 10:38 PM

    I'm sad we weren't here to help during the move, but I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to come by and see it/ help.

  2. Can't wait to come over and help...and relax of course too.

  3. Lookin' good, Good Lookin'!

  4. Looking great... looks like all the hard work is paying off. Can't wait to see it some day!

  5. Love the pic of Matt's face with the dust / dirt from sanding... good stuff and def classic Matt at his best...lol!

    What a beautiful view in your backyard with the snow-lined trees and the blue sky & sun! Wow! I'm sure you guys will enjoy that over the years to come, can't wait to see it all green and blooming in the Spring / Summer!

    You guys are doing a GREAT job, I'm proud of you both!