We finally moved in!  After yet another crazy stressful week last week we finally got keys to our first house this past Tuesday.  Tuesday night we proudly opened the door for the first time and celebrated with a bottle of veuve...mmmm :)  Jessica was our first visitor and helper.  We spent a good 6 hours ripping up carpet, pad, and staples in order for both the carpet and hardwood installs to begin first thing Wednesday morning.  Wednesday I stuck around our loft waiting for the movers and to do our final walk through with our property manager, while Rollie headed over to the new house to greet all the install people and start cleaning.  At one point we had 3 carpet guys, 3 hardwood guys, the 2 of us, 3 movers and 2 fridge delivery guys in the house.  The carpet was done by mid afternoon and looks and feels great!  That night we took a well deserved break and met Austin and Laura who were in town from Michigan for diner at one of our favorite spots, Bruno's on 4th.

Thursday morning we were up bright and early (there are very few blinds in the house) so before heading out for a day of wine tasting in Napa with Laura and Austin we cleaned, unpacked and organized a bit.  I'll post more on our day in Napa later this week.

Friday (today) we were up again at 6ish with the sun.  Rollie had to work at noon so we crammed a few things in before he left for work.  We prepped all the walls for painting, organized our master bathroom, got a new king size bed delivered, and cable/internet installed.  After he left I continued to prep, spackle and sand the walls before running a few errands in the afternoon.  I picked up some paint and primer at Lowes before picking Rufus up at Doggie Day Care.  We've decided on our master bedroom color and guest bedroom color...more on that later.  Although we are having a tough time deciding on the 'whole house' color.  In the afternoon I cleaned the inside and outside of most of the kitchen cabinets and unpacked/organized 80% of the kitchen boxes before calling it a night.  The bamboo hardwood was also finished today and it looks absolutely stunning.  Yes we splurged with the 'real deal' but I can already tell its worth every penny.  We are both exhausted but couldn't be happier.  Tomorrow is back to work for me but I'm hoping that I'll have some energy in the morning to move some more things inside from the garage now that the floors are done.  Here are a few before shots of the whole house...

Looking at kitchen from hallway/family room

more kitchen

Looking at family room from kitchen

dining room and front door

dining room looking into hallway

living room/library/sitting room

more living room

front entryway


guest bath

flooring project in the guest bathroom

more guest bathroom

guest bedroom #1

cool built ins in the guest bedroom #1


guest bedroom #2


master bedroom

master closet

master bedroom/bathroom entrance


awesome puke green painted over wallpaper in the family room

family room/deck entrance


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