Sunday, October 16, 2011

Home sweet home

After arriving on Wed and having the realtor get into a car accident while coming to show us homes, we rested up and started on Thursday bright and early. I had a #1, #2,#3 and #4 picked out from her website. She showed me #1 and I fell in love with it. I saw #2 just for the heck of it, but told her no need to see anything else. #1 was going to be it. There is just a feeling you get when you walk into a home that you know it.

I remembered when I moved back to Hood, I saw a house on post that I got a horrible feeling from it, I turned it down and rented off post. Last house I rented, I got the feeling that wasn't the house for us, I ignored it and rented anyways. For 365 days I felt out of place. Never again so listen to your feelings. This also is also for sale so I would have no problems buying this house if we have to stay here longer.

Anyways, 20000 phone calls later, we are all approved, go tour preschools, check out the hotel, set up utilities sign hundreds of forms and get keys. This will be home for the next year.

Its a 3/2 1 car garage with gorgeous red Sausalito floors. The kitchen is big enough, the backyard is plenty, there is an amazing deep tub that I will be spending a lot of time in and this house just gives us a great feeling.

On Saturday we moved in. We got lucky that we are in need of a new microwave anyways, so I went out and bought one to have something to cook in while we wait for the gas to get turned on. Also my parents and I hate sleeping in air mattresses, so what I have done is I get a really good deep mattress pad for our bed, during the year we use it to make our mattress more comfy, when my parents come in to visit, we take it out, throw in some sheets and they sleep in it. They do the exact same thing at their house for us and everyone is happy.

I was due for a new one, so I got a nice 6' one, some new sheets and pillows because you can't ever have enough of that, and we got a place to sleep. We got the microwave to cook, the plates and utensils I was smart enough to pack came in handy, just had to pick up an extra pan, we got our laptops to catch up on our favorite tv shows and the portable dvd player of the car has a cable hook up. We got our cables turned on saturday and now the kids got cartoons.

Everything worked out perfectly and we are comfortable while waiting for our movers. My only complain is we have no hot water. We didn't realize it until we went to take a shower that when you have gas, that also controls hot water which means for cold showers. Asides from the heart stopping moment, we have survived.

Thank you so much for all the prayers and all the time you guys have heard me whining over the past couple days on the site, here and on fb. We still have one major hurdle to go through which is for my stuff to arrive and I promise I will share the hell these movers have put us through, but all in all, this insane, crazy, hectic move has gone off pretty smoothly and I am very happy for that.

Much love A


Sarah said...

Glad you found something you love and that things aren't as bad as you originally thought..

I really think you'll enjoy your time here (if not every moment).

Ally said...

Thank you. Yeah I admit before I had nightmares, now its not ideal place but I am growing to appreciate it slowly. Also having dh home is helping a ton. After 1 year away I had forgotten how nice it is to have the help and I think when we first heard it was so fresh homecoming it hadn't sunk in yet I wouldn't have to do it alone. Make any sense?? but yeah slowly I am getting there. Dh is really liking it.

Jen said...

I love the tub! Enjoy your new home :)