Time's gotten away from me again!
The past couple months have been nonstop. There are so many things I've wanted to record here, but by the end of the day, it was easier to post little updates on Instagram than to write a full blog post.
The biggest news is that after a long and crazy search, we finally closed on a home.
It feels a little surreal. It's been about ten months since we really started looking. There had been so few houses for sale in our price range, and on top of that, we had a pretty limited area in which to search (so Chuck could be close to his fire station). The homes that did pop up were gone within hours, and almost always for over asking price.
One Sunday last month, Chuck had heard about a nearby open house. By that point, we had been in several bidding wars, so I wasn't optimistic. I had assumed we would be living in an older, boxy foursquare on top of a hill (the prevalent style in the area). The open house was for a little cape cod on a flat lot in a beautiful neighborhood. Our timing must have been perfect, because despite the market insanity, our offer was accepted that night.
I held my breath until the day we finally closed, convinced something would go wrong. But everything went so smoothly, and we began moving in this month.
This is the first house that I've been able to start fresh with. Although our current budget has limited our projects mostly to paint, it's so comforting being able to slowly build the living spaces.
Of course there are still rooms filled with boxes and junk that need sorted and organized, and I'm trying my best to curb my anxiety until everything is in its place. Fortunately every day feels a little more like home.
I've been able to do a bit of stitching over the past few days, but haven't made a ton of progress, except to add a little house to the tapestree.
I'm still trying to figure out a process that'll help me add stuff more frequently without being so overly concerned with the overall design, but I think that probably has more to do with my own neuroses than any unwillingness to stitch.