Sunday, May 18, 2008

Moving Day

It has been an intensely busy week.  Last Saturday we moved from our rental house to the place we bought recently.  It seems a bit unreal that we're actually here now because it's been such a long process.  We moved across country in September and started looking at real estate sometime in December.  Even after we found this place, we had a long escrow... about 3 months.  Finally we closed on April 1st, and spent a month and a half doing renovations.  So, here we are... moving day:

Oh, and because we moved on Saturday and really had nothing to do on Sunday, we drove for 90 minutes to pick up the newest member of our family.  Meet Bella!
Bella is a rescued Lab we got through Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue.  She's about 12 weeks old and is just as sweet, playful, smart and lovable as can be.  

Let me repeat:  we moved on Saturday and then adopted a puppy on Sunday.  Yes, we're crazy.  I think it's a small miracle that by Monday the kitchen was unpacked enough to offer up this wonderful scene:
Things should start settling down for us.  We've landed where we want to be.  I'm antsy to get my studio set up.  Can't wait!  Let's hope the Lab doesn't eat paint.  

Friday, May 2, 2008

Kitchen makeover

We decided that the old kitchen had to go.  The appliances didn't really work, the cabinets were out-dated, the light fixtures hung low and made D. feel like he was going to be decapitated, etc.
So we had the kitchen gutted....
And here it is, almost completed.  The cabinets go up to the ceiling, giving the space more height and there are now recessed ceiling lights which also make the room feel bigger.  Still to go in are the metal drawer pulls and two pendant lights which will hang over the island.  I'm excited about the shiny new kitchen and I'm so glad we did this before moving in. 

The rest of the property still needs lots of TLC, but at least the kitchen rocks.