Andy and I have lived in Osprey Bend for one week as of today. It still does not feel like home yet. Maybe it’s because the dogs are still at my mom’s place, maybe it’s because there are boxes everywhere or it could be the fact that I don’t know the house like the back of my hand yet. Regardless, adjusting might take longer than I anticipated. And when my dogs come home this weekend, they are going to be completely out of sync.
All is not bad though. In the last week we have hung all the window treatments, unpacked the kitchen, dining room, master bedroom and guest bedroom. We arranged the garage over the weekend so we can park our cars in it. We installed the new faucet, and all the cabinet hardware in the house. I even built a new Besta media center I picked up from IKEA. Last night I watered half of the yard. Since Friday, we have been working to recolor and seal the grout throughout the house since the builder managed to stain all the grout with drywall dust. Hooray for unnecessary work!
The two big lessons/ reminders this week was 1. Moving is expensive (and I am not just talking movers and closing costs and 2. When you move into a new home, no one can find you because Google Maps has not updated.
Reminder 1- Moving is expensive. This past week we have spent hundreds of dollars just to get going in our house on expenses that include movers, a moving truck, eating out, garbage cans, garden hoses, utility deposits, adult beverages, regular beverages and more. I am so sick of going to Lowes and Home Depot.
Reminder 2- Google Maps and Siri can not find you. Write down a word for word set of instructions of how to get to your new house so your movers, new appliances and utility technicians can find you. Expecting UPS or FedEx? Also expect to call them to discuss how this is a real house and if the post office can find you, they can too.
I am bruised, confused and almost regretting our choice, but I know it will get better. After all, no day is ever perfect even when you have your dream home.