Sunday, September 16, 2007

And so the madness begins (or continues)...

After months of searching, debating over location, negotiating, reading many legal contracts, and negotiating again, we own a home. It was everything we hoped it would be. :)

Seriously, though, it's been a lot of work to get this place up to a livable standard... There were no major issues with the house, so we're lucky that it didn't require any major projects. (Fingers crossed, knock on wood...) There was, however, plenty of ugly wallpaper, cabinets and fixtures from the 1960s, and more cat hair than we ever wanted to deal with.

Thanks to a few weeks of scrubbing, stripping, sanding, painting, screwing, mowing, and lifting heavy objects (and four amazing parents, plus friends and siblings), we are now in a livable home. Now, all that's left is to unpack and decorate. As we go, we'll post before and after pictures of our home, and you're free to lurk as we do so. :)

*** A HUGE thank you to all four of our amazing parents for all of your help throughout this whole process! ***