Surprise! I’m back with a bonus post for The Moving Series! I know, I’m too good to you.
I thought it would be nice to share a few pictures of my wonderful new home and some of the challenges we faced over the first full week living there. Right off the bat, I just want to say that I adore my house and it’s really starting to feel like a home 🙂 We have most of the boxes unpacked and now I’m in the stage or finding places to store all of my crap treasures.
The pictures are pretty crappy but I wasn’t too concerned with taking them at the time! Hopefully, you can see the diamond in the rough that is our clean, bare walls; a blank canvas if you will, for us to make our own. Oh and so much storage!!
The actual moving day went very well considering it was Friday the 13th! I got up super early and headed round to do an initial deep clean. Without going into too much detail, the place wasn’t exactly spick and span before I got there. Note to all of the sellers out there: Please clean your bathroom and fridge before you leave! It’s only common courtesy guys.
So after a tonne of dry-heaving and exclamations of disgust, the house was move-inable. Ian finally emerged from his post night shift haze and made his leisurely way round with what would be 1/16th of our stuff. The rest of the day was spend driving back and forward to the flat with 2 cars and a transit van to transport the masses of stuff we have accumulated from 1 year of living together.
So, apart from the cleaning hurdles what other challenges have we encountered in our first 7 days? Well, top of the list if the abysmal shower pressure. I can’t express my hatred for the shower. Pure. Hate. To even speak of water pressure is laughable as it feels like a toddler is taking a light pee down on your head. This does not make a shower. So for the time-being we have a jug residing in the bath to assist with rinsing.
Another more personal challenge would be the amount of *shudder* spiders we have had to deal with. I know a lot of people really don’t like spiders, and some really do have a phobia, but I honestly believe my phobia verges on hysteria. Even typing this paragraph makes me feel anxious and I have broken out in Goosebumps. I’ll keep it short to preserve my sanity, but a good chunk of my Friday night was spent screaming in a cupboard as Ian begged me to calm down. It wasn’t pretty.
There are a few things which don’t quite work yet, like the aerial for the TV, but these can be fixed in due course. In the meantime I will be heavily involved with Netflix and plan on starting a semi-serious relationship with Arrested Development.
I have so many plans for all this space and I hope to share all of he *cough* improvements with you on this here blog 🙂 Get ready for some major DIY’s people!