Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I'm Glad We Decided To Wait...

After touring houses for sale in early January, we found the perfect house for our family. We made an offer. The sellers accepted. The following week, I started packing. We had a tentative closing date. Our original plan was to remain in our old home until the end of March. We wanted to take the time between closing and moving to clean and paint. However, we changed our minds for a few reasons. For all of those reasons, we're both glad we did.

We closed on Wednesday, February 19th. That Saturday we moved. On Sunday, we turned in our keys.

One of the reasons we made the decision to move a few days after closing rather than wait is because we wanted to live in our new house a bit before painting.

During a conversation with a friend of ours, who assisted us on our moving day, mentioned that it's a good idea to live in your home a while before making changes.

"Live in it for a while. Let it speak to you."

For the most part, the old owners made a considerable amount of updates. All hardwood flooring. Both of the living rooms are painted a shade of gray that we both love. Same with the bathroom. The dining room, kitchen, home office, hallway, and entryway are all painted white.


The only 2 walls that were not painted were the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop and our bedroom.

Lisa painted the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop during her vacation in March because the walls were shabby. 

I'm glad we waited because the colors we had in mind when we first bought the house are not the colors we are leaning towards now.

In addition to painting, we decided to delay a few other indoor projects as well. We need a new countertop and backsplash and we want to replace the bathroom sink, mirror, and toilet.

As far as the outdoor projects, we've gotten a lot done, but there is still so much to do. So far, we've had the garage painted, had a few 10-foot bushes, a tree, and a few large bushes removed.

The next items on the list are having the roof on the garage replaced and the out of control cherry tree trimmed way down.

We'll be tackling the painting and the garage and cherry tree in the Fall.


Lots of work, but we're enjoying every minute of it.

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