It’s done, it happened, we’ve MOVED!!!
When Steven and I stopped by to look at the house the first time, I took a video on my phone of the inside so I could refer back to it during our days of deliberation. I’m so happy I did, I watched it a number of times to remind myself of what we had seen. There were many wonderful things about this house we would eventually call home, but it wouldn’t be home until we had put our blood, sweat and tears into it. And that we did.
Next came weeks of driving from Overland Park to Leavenworth and back, chasing Miles around this new territory and trying desperately to preserve his clothing (we still lost several pants and shirts to paint splatters) and his life (why to little ones love outlets, knives, hammers and heights so very much?!). Here is a quick rundown of the tasks we tackled: Removed popcorn ceilings in all the rooms, sanded all the trim, washed all the walls and ceilings, primed every ceiling, wall, door, trim, window casing and the occasional elbow, painted all the ceilings, painted all the trim and doors white, and painted the walls (finally).
The morning of the move, I arrived ahead of the crew along with my friend, Beth and tried to get a video once-over of the house before all our junk was brought in. You will see that there were still some finishing touches that had yet to be completed. Missing doorknobs (missing doors), unfinished kitchen, painters’ tape here and there and paint cans that had yet to be put away. As I finish each room to my liking, I will post blog entries about each one. For now you can just take a look at the bones of the house and what we did with it in the weeks leading up to the move.
I’ll stop talking and show you the videos.