Playing with Pictures

Today was full of lots of normal stuff–grocery store, cleaning, smelly trash.  Just life. In fact, tomorrow will likely be filled with a project made possible by today’s errand adventures.  Turns out that bad, horrible, moldy things happen if you turn off a fridge and leave the doors closed.  We didn’t know that, and there’s…

The Book Boxes

Today was book unpacking day.  I admitted defeat with three or four boxes left, which seemed inevitable since we moved from a 5-bookshelf home to a 3-bookshelf home.  Our new house has more of just about everything, but definitely no built-in bookshelves.  We’ll have to improvise. I couldn’t believe what a difference it made in…

Family Disappointments (and Salmon Baked in Foil!)

My parents have helped me move and unpack a few times over the years. They’re really talented in their respective fields, but they might have missed their calling as professional home unpackers. When I moved from Winston-Salem to Chapel Hill, we finished packing the U-Haul in the morning, drove a few hours, got the boxes…

The Smell of Home

We now have internet at our new house! Yay!! We also have a smell–the smell of cats. The previous homeowner had two cats, and I’m sure they are wonderful friends. I’m a dog person, but I feel like as a pet lover, it’s more or less the same. We like our critters. I don’t like…

Getting Our Seeds in a Row

So you’re supposed to get your ducks in a row, but we’re getting our seeds in a row. If all goes well, we’ll be the proud owners of a house on several acres sometime Monday. And Scott has every intention of starting to plant a (late) summer garden on Tuesday evening. We’re excited. Also, I…

Doing the Limbo

Okay, so I’m not dancing around non-stop.  I am, however, hanging out in corporate housing until the closing date on our new house (2.5 weeks!). This is the sweet life, right?  I don’t have a job, and my list of responsibilities is miniscule.  Laundry and dinner are just about it.  I would say that on…

On the Move

I tried to write a post about moving yesterday, but nothing seemed right.  It’s safe to say that Scott and I have been on an emotional roller coaster for the past few days/weeks/months. We moved across the state of Virginia on Sunday, with most of our stuff to follow behind when we find a new…