When we first moved into our house it was just a relief to actually have a roof over our heads. Not that we were homeless before (or at least not in the real sense of the word) as Fi and I were coming from spending almost 5 months at our parents house in the Surrey countryside. This was due to our original house purchase falling through.
Now it’s not that I don’t love my family, because I really really do. We get on exceptionally well and all enjoy spending time together. But 5 days at Christmas or a long weekend together is a lot different that 20 weeks living together. Especially when you remember that those 20 weeks should have only been 2 or 3 weeks max, then you add in the 3 hour commute 5 days a week and the fact that there was no puppy in sight. Side note: an interesting observations is that the puppy makes everything in the Evans house calmer. Little Miss Lunabean makes us bring the zen.
Anyway all of this made moving day so much more exciting – sorry Evans fam! – and meant that the first thing I wanted to do the day after the move was nothing. And that’s sort of what I did, and while I think I can be forgiven for some procrastinating before actually sorting said house, it’s now over 6 months since we moved in and there’s still so much to do!
We moved from a 2 bed flat to a 3 bed house so there’s obviously new furniture to buy, plus we’ve got a garden now, and while everything is painted a pretty non-offensive cream colour both Fi and I want to put our stamp on our new abode. Now I always said that I wanted to take my time getting things right, rather than buying any old thing, or painting the walls any old colour on a whim. Which is all well and good, and a worthy statement, but I’ve also learned that I don’t make decisions very well. Take the fact that it’s taken me 6 months to decide on a chest of drawers, order it and then unpack all my clothes. 6 months to decide on a white ikea chest of drawers! What is wrong with me?
And it’s not like Fi is any better at making decisions which means that even joint decisions aren’t being made anywhere near as quickly as they could be. So far we’ve managed to complete the following house related task:
– properly board and insulate the loft