Monday, October 04, 2010

Making it ours

This has been an expensive week for us new Tucson residents, but soooo worth it. We bought this house with a joint vow to follow a 2-step plan. The plan: 1) Make all desired upgrades immediately, and then 2) Enjoy.

The desired upgrades included replacing all carpet with wood laminate and tile; repairing pool pump's motor (it was LOUD); having ceiling fans installed, modernizing lighting fixtures, electrical switches, and outlets; buying a whole housefull of furniture, kitchen appliances, tv's, etc.

Tomorrow evening, we'll have been Tucson residents 2 weeks, and we've come a long, long way toward meeting our goal. By week's end, we'll be close. We're so happy about all this. We're so tired from all this. We're so broke because of all this.

But happy. I did mention we're incredibly happy, didn't I? Yep, we are. This has already been ruled a "good move." The house feels like it's ours.


  1. Never underestimate the power of a home environment that is truly your own. Sounds like you are over the worst of the move.

  2. You're going to post before and after photos, eh! Can't wait.

  3. It feels that way, Nerine, like the worst if behind us. Yes! My new desk arrives Thursday, and I can't wait to set up my office and then my little workshop in the garage.

    I haven't unpacked my camera yet, Joylene. And it's such a shambles still, it'll be a while before we take pictures. There are holes in the walls and ceilings of most rooms, where the electrician ran new wires, there are ceiling fans, outlets, switches, wires, etc. scattered everywhere. Boxes of stuff are scattered about since we don't have furniture yet. It's a mess. BUT, it's about time to put away the mess. Furniture is being delivered starting tomorrow, and there are no more indoor projects that require tearing out in the immediate future. Yay!