No pictures to share this time. I'm waiting for the after pictures. A painter and roofer are coming out to give estimates on Monday. I'm hoping to get everything just so before I show you what we've done with the place. The before pics are very boring and blah, so I'll spare you. It has been fun putting feathers in our new nest. The kitchen came together the first night. It was my top priority. We have groceries. We have functional bedrooms and bathrooms. It's all good.
We had some adventures already. Our old house hasn't closed yet. We pre-signed documents on Monday as planned. They're hoping to close this coming Monday or Tuesday. Our closing here went well. The moving truck had a bit of a problem, though. Because it was a semi truck, it couldn't quite make the turn down our country road. The ditch was proving to be an obstacle. So, they ended up having to go into town to the U-Haul and shuttle our stuff out on smaller trucks--two trips total.
Woodrow loves roaming free like a real dog. His chest seems a little more puffed out than usual. He's a country dog now. He still enjoys the comforts of sleeping indoors. Who doesn't?
Maryn is in full-on pottytraining. She has been in underwear for two days with ZERO success and a BAZILLION accidents. She really doesn't get it. She's three and two months. I'm hoping she figures it out very soon. She doesn't enjoy being wet, but she hasn't quite figured out how to let it out intentionally...
We have NO CELL SERVICE at our house. It's a tragedy. We are looking into purchasing a signal booster to see if that will help out. They vary in price range, but the one we are looking at is about $350. I can kind of have a conversation in the driveway, but it's still hit and miss. We won't be changing cell providers b/c we're still under contract AND we've checked with two other major providers and they don't have coverage here either. We're contemplating the land line and possibly a pager for Dave so that the hospital will only have one number to use to contact him.
We have satellite internet. It's supposed to be fast, but it isn't for us. We think there's something wrong with the setup, but the installer guy swears it is our computer (which was fine before we moved...). So the technology stuff is annoying.
We will have to purchase satellite TV if we want local channels or other stuff. The jury is still out on that one. We may just stay unplugged in that regard. We'll just have to see. Everything we like to watch is online anyway. It would be nice to have local channels for weather and for PBS.
This is country living, folks. Did I mention how quiet it is here? It is, and we love it. We are in the woods. Totally immersed in the woods. It's like a western. I'm about to get a clothesline.
The Beverly Hillbillies have returned.