So, you may have seen our last blog post about our little apartment. If you didn't, to summarize: we bought a house. We lived in our lovely apartment for over two years, but now we are planting more permanent roots in a different part of town. We love to give our clients a glimpse into our lives and to do that, we wanted to give an update on how the house and moving have gone.
On Friday August 18th , we closed on the house, and now it feels weird to sign our name. We've never written our names so many times, and I hope never to do that again. While we were in the middle of the closing, the movers decided to show up at the apartment, almost 2 hours early – and we obviously weren't there. The next 15 minutes were just a scramble of trying to find someone to open our door and let the movers in. Thankfully, we had a friend who lives in the same apartment complex who got a key and let them in. After 300 signatures and a couple of hand cramps later, we were official homeowners! We got our keys and high-tailed it to our new home to let the movers in. Thankfully, we pulled up just as they were unloading. That's when the real fun began.
Boxes, boxes, and more boxes. For the next 48 hours, it was nothing but loading and loading more and more stuff. This is one of the times that living on the second floor of the apartment building is dreadful. 48 hours of up and down the stairs. Loading up the vehicle and then unloading those boxes once again.
To make the weekend even more hectic, as you may know, there was a significant solar eclipse, which has brought hundreds of thousands of extra people in Anderson. Not to mention that it's the same weekend that both Anderson University and Clemson students are moving back in their dorms. All of these means A LOT more traffic than usual, and considering our dozens of trips to Lowe's, it meant a lot of time sitting in traffic.
Now, our house was recently renovated, which means there wasn't a lot to fix, but everything wasn't perfect. There were a couple of small things that we needed to touch up on. For example, because nobody was living in our home before us, there was a minor bug problem that we had to take care of. Hooking up the washer was an adventure, only to discover a leak – after we tried to do a load of laundry. Ironically, we had to use our towels that we were trying to wash to dry up the water…. and that meant to another trip to Lowe's.
Katie's parents and brother came over this past weekend to help paint the living room and kitchen and we are so pleased with how it turned out!! They were lifesavers and it was exciting to show them our home we are so proud of! The next task is to finish hanging blinds, paint those ugly shutters, and give Katie the blue door she has been hoping for.
All in all, it's been a smooth transition with only a few minor incidents. We are both very excited to have our first house and to see the new adventures to come our way. This new home lets Katie have an actual office instead of using the coffee table, and it will also give her a space for photography consultations and Mary Kay customer appointments. We are excited to have friends over and actually have space to entertain!
If there are any major disasters, we will be sure to let y'all know!