We’re here! In our house!
We’ve created a little living area and set up our bed (AKA matress) in the lounge room. We’ve decided to sleep in the lounge room and leave the bedrooms empty so we can work on them first, because it has been so hot and the lounge is the only room in our house with an air conditioner. By the time we’ve finished work in the bedrooms it should be cool enough for us to move into one of them. It’s a bit like living in a studio apartment again, like we did when we first moved to Sydney!
The kitties have both settled in really well. They have moved with us so many times they are quite unphased by it all now. Poppy has been lounging about in the living room and Sebby’s been napping hidden in a box. Daisy is a bit unsettled, and I’m sure she is missing my mum’s dogs terribly, so we’re giving her extra cuddles and taking her for lots of visits to mum’s place.
Tonight will be our second night here, and already we have found an assortment of quirks and problems in this old house that we weren’t previously aware of. Like the fact the hot water has no pressure! And the oven doesn’t work! Thankfully there is enough hot water to get by and we have been able to borrow a little benchtop oven from my mum, until we can afford to buy a new one.
Even though in it’s current state our house is very rough around the edges and we are living out of boxes, it feels so good just to be here. This old house has such a lovely vibe. It’s already beginning to feel like home.
And so, a new chapter begins…