But that first night we just cleaned our butts off. Ryan and I set up our air mattress in the dining room as the wood floors were cleaner than the carpets as you can see! Then things moved quickly. We had to order new carpets and have them in before the furniture arrived Friday and we had to paint the bedrooms before the carpets were replaced! We ran out and got our paint and then ordered carpets and vinyl for the bathrooms and laundry room. While we ran all over town my mom and my brother helped clean and set up the rooms with frog tape so we wouldn't make too much of a mess. Then the painting began.
In between the painting we made many trips to the store in various pairings. My mom and I hit up Walmart and the boys hit up Lowes and Home Depot. And we switched. For those few days a lot of fast food was ingested, my tummy was not happy with me. Finally we cracked and got some sandwich stuff and fruit to enjoy and give our digestive systems a much needed break. We'd start early, by 8 or 9, and work all day until hunger made us stop. There was one night we were at Applebees at almost 11pm getting dinner! We'd then pass out and repeat.
But it was worth it!
The floors looked fantastic once they were in Thursday and Friday. Then Friday our furniture arrived...
More boxes! Luckily everything made it. Yes my bathroom trash can got packed with trash in it (I swore I emptied it but I was wrong) but everything made it pretty much unscathed.
My mom and I tackled the kitchen, and while I am grateful the movers who packed us up did so with care, there was a dead forest in my kitchen. Even the SPONGES were individually wrapped in three full size pieces of paper. Overkill gentlemen. Overkill. But it was fun to play in!
Once we unpacked and settled a bit, it started to feel like home! My dad came back on Friday and he and Ryan spent the weekend getting the yard and garage door in order. My family took us out for a nice dinner to celebrate our new home (and both our anniversaries that were coming up) and then they were gone. It was a busy busy week, but we got a LOT done!
After pictures will hit tomorrow!