I am not the type of person who takes months and months to unpack and completely move into a place. I prefer to do it in a matter of days. We got our stuff on Tuesday and today, Friday, every box has been unpacked. We have just a few things we want to hang on the walls, but other than that, the house is done and livable, whew! We have less space here than the house we came from, but I am liking it a lot. It's all one level, which is awesome, the bathrooms are big and the counter/cupboard space is more than I've ever had.
There is a lack of storage here, no linen closet, medicine cabinets, pantry, etc... but we determined to find solutions for those issues with the furniture we already had and it's been fun to creatively fill those storage gaps!
Here are a few snippets of master bedroom/bathroom solutions I've come up with.
I'm proud of how we've made things work and can't wait to show you more good storage ideas with things we already had!
As for the flood drama, our house in Aurora, which we still own and which our renter was supposed to move into today, had a flooded basement yesterday due to the massive crazy flooding in our town. We are beyond thankful for our friends and property managers who have been dealing with that. We know that is not exactly in their job description, but we feel so blessed. We are praying for those whose damage was even more extensive than ours and those who have lost their homes and belongings completely.
Annnnnd, for the phone drama! I mentioned I lost my phone in KY. We got me a new one, and even though I had two months until I was eligible to upgrade, the AT&T store lady felt bad for us and gave us a super good deal. But then my old phone turned up in Layla's suitcase :-/ She must have scooped it up with her clothes (I remember having dropped it on the floor that morning). I could tell she felt bad. It sure is nice having Siri now, though, especially in a new town, with crazy windy highways and trees everywhere so you can never see where you're going!
So today I got home from JoAnn's and Casey had just dropped his phone and the screen shattered! I told you, drama! ;) He's off to Richmond right now to get it repaired while I'm about try to convince the kids that the yummy beef stew I've had in the crock pot all day really will be tasty. Wish me luck!!
I'll leave you with this cool shot of Casey on moving day: