11.22.2011

The New House

Welcome to chaos! AKA, our new house! YAY!
After six (crazy busy, quite pleasant, slightly cramped toward the end) weeks living in a hotel in Boulder, we have finally moved into our very own home! One of the crazy things about leaving Miami was that it took them ELEVEN hours to pack up our belongings to get them ready to move. Chris took the day off today to hang with the movers thinking it might take all day again, and it took them just about 3 1/2 hours to unpack everything. And I mean *every*thing!

The way it works is that they take everything out of boxes and just put it all onto whatever flat surface is nearby. Separated, of course, into the correct room. I had to go to work today, so when I got home I was greeted by the sight of ALL of our belongings, all over the house. Made me appreciate the eleven hours it took to pack everything up!

My supervisor told me to go home a little early since she knew I was chomping at the bit to get back here. My new drive takes me past the Coors Brewery, which is served by several train tracks and roads. That place is huge! On the way home tonight I had to pause for a train. I took that as a signal to relax a bit. I'd get there eventually...

                                 

So here's a tour of some of the house. With chaos.

Here is our master bedroom, as taken from the door of our closet. Thankfully that pile on the bed is mostly blankets and other large objects. Didn't take too long to unearth it. Through that arched doorway is a neat side-room thing. For now it will be an office, and will eventually likely be used as a nursery.


This is our master bathroom. I looove our sinks! That box on the floor is one I got the summer between my Junior and Senior years of college. It has carried bathroom stuff every move since. Chris says since we'll likely be living here awhile I should probably get rid of it. It's been a very faithful box - a playing of Taps might be in order the day it goes into the recycling bin.


Here is the guest bedroom. The bed is piled up with almost every picture frame we own. Can't wait to get them all hung up :) Out that window is a really neat view of the ridge just to the south of our town. Coming from the other side you'd have no idea there's a whole city over here.


This is .. the other bedroom. We haven't decided what it is for, yet. So for now it's just storage.


Here's the living room, with our excellent gas fireplace! A neat feature: there is a crawlspace underneath the living room, which is good for running cables, and also acts as an amplifier for the sound system. Hellooooo base! Another surprise from the crawlspace - the sellers left us a sledding saucer in there :)


This is the kitchen, currently mostly empty. The dishwasher is super complicated! It's got all these moving, configurable racks. Definitely going to take some learning. Also, my orchid (on the left) started to put off a new shoot a couple days ago. Didn't think it would make the move, and here it is having a growth spurt! Excitement.


And my personal favorite, and the first thing I saw when I got home today... The contents of our kitchen, completely laid out, all over the front room of the house. Oh, Kitchenaid stand mixer, ohhhh bread machine, how I have missed you! Now if only we could find you...


So there you have it, brave reader. Our awesome, if momentarily extremely messy, house! Will be back with more updates as we get things sorted out :)

8 comments:

  1. AW MAN! When I saw the first picture I thought your new home was a train car! Sad.

    Word Ver: orpecksc! I like that one.

    :Dan

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  2. lol, YES! It all fits in a train car!! Finally living out my Boxcar Children fantasies :)

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  3. Can I sleep over!! It's so nice, I'm so happy for you A.J! <3

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  4. Thanks, dear! If you can make it here, you are welcome to spend the night :)

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  5. Anonymous7:16 AM

    YAY!!! Love it, congrats :)

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  6. Anonymous10:40 AM

    AJ & Chris!

    It's absolutely beautiful. I'm in love with basically all of it, but I'm most intrigued by the kitchen :) Find that mixer asap, it's really all you need! I hope to make a reservation for your guest bedroom soon. Congrats, this is a very exciting time for you. Good luck unpacking...I mean sorting, organizing, settling, haha...

    Sue :)

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  7. Dominicanita11:19 AM

    office space?Nursery-finally?yay? amazing house,Oh and i miss you xoxoxo

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  8. I looooove the white trim and your adorable kitchen!! Congrats!

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