Thursday, April 16, 2009

So, it begins.....

The Hubs and I are now the proud parents of a 1947 Cape Cod home!!

Homeownership is already proving to be exciting and interesting! Nothing is quite what it seems and there is always a surprise around the corner!
View of house from the backyard with our awesome 2-level deck!
I've discovered that you can learn a lot of people by the state of their house when they move out. I've decided that our home's previous owner's were a bit on the lazy side (hope they are not reading this! Seems unlikely!). For instance, I spent 5 or 6 hours cleaning out the refrigerator! I shop-vac'ed the shelves before taking them out to scrub them, SERIOUSLY!! I mean, if you spill something, clean it up!!! While cleaning the fridge out, I started to have allergy issues and when I pulled the grill off the front of the fridge, I vacuumed out about 2 inches of cathair, EWWWW! But now my fridge looks brand-spanking new and I love it!
With continuous cleaning we are starting to get the cat smell out. We still have boxes everywhere because we are cleaning out the closets and attic space before utilizing any of them. We also have some weird furniture issues, like our bed didn't fit up the stairs to the master bedroom and our sofa/loveseat & ancient entertainment center don't really fit in the living room. So, since we're getting new, we haven't unpacked the boxes of DVDs and VHS tapes that go in the entertainment center.
Anyway, it will take a while, but I know it will be perfect and worth the work. When things are a bit more picked up and less embarrassing, I'll be sure to post more pics!


Carrie said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Hopefully we'll know the joys of home ownership before too long, too. :) I really love that backyard! Such a cute house. :)

Heather said...

I like the backyard and house. Hopefully it will all come together soon.

Abby said...

Mmmmm, cat hair (jk).

Kim said...

Adorable! What an awesome deck!!

Ick about the dirt and cat hair. I cannot believe they didn't clean everything before moving out. Oh well... glad you got it looking spic and span.

Cannot WAIT to see the inside. Show us soon?

Stephanie said...

congrats kellie!!!!!!!! guess our southern belle thinks the northeast is ok enough to stay there for a while, huh?? :) i LOVE your house!!!!! :)