5.6, that’s how far we’ve moved, yep, 5.6 miles.
We closed on the house 14 August, and immediately started moving stuff over. We did it all ourselves until the following weekend when Tom rented a truck, and hired 2 guys to do the really heavy stuff; 2 couches, a front loading washer, 2 big work tables, 2 desks, a trunk, and 4 dressers.
We’ve been crazy busy getting things done since then. We are pretty comfy now. I just ordered vertical blinds for the upstairs living room. We have a large space downstairs that will be family room/man cave. Once we get to it all Tom wants a monster size TV. Right now our little 31? incher is upstairs.
I don’t like having a TV in the area where we entertain and spend most of our time. Mostly because I am/or could become a major league couch potato. I love TV, for the movies. I have a ton of dvds that I could happily watch over and over. And now we have Netflix and I find myself binging on British series TV shows.
I have intended so many times to sit and blog about the house, the move, etc, but am either legitimately busy with something constructive, or watching TV.
The house we moved into when we arrived here in Richmond from Mexico was/is small.
It was purchased so that we had someplace to land with 3 dogs. The available rentals were a horror. here is the house
Tom and I are both extremely happy with this new house – it has everything that was on our wish list, other than location. It is close to shopping, close to the river, but none of that is walkable, all must be driven to – I am adjusting to that.
We are still in the City of Richmond, we are however in ‘the burbs’. From the first house (pictured directly above) I could walk to the river trails, and into both downtown historic, and downtown business. Now I must drive, 15-25 minutes to downtown, depending on traffic, and 5-7 to wooded walking trails.
When we looked at this house the first time, although I really liked the house I told Tom NO WAY. I do not want to live so far out in the boonies. Unfortunately you can’t always get what you want. We looked at, online, more than 70 houses, and actually went to about 25. We put in several bids, you heard me ‘bids’, not offers. And we were outbid on each.
It is expensive to live here in Richmond. So to get what we wanted in terms of house, required we give up a bit on location. I used to believe the old adage of Location, Location, Location; I don’t anymore, because included in that is what you want, and what you can/will spend.
So enough for now, and more on the new house later!