New House — New Garden — New Life

My husband and I bought a house last month. We were lucky enough to find a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house that we could afford, with a 3-car garage and a quarter acre lot (with a fenced backyard!). It’s a bit of a drive to get to work, but worth it. Gives me an excuse to get an audiobooks subscription. Currently listening to The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss (first time listening to it, but I’ve read the book before already). I have to say, the narration by Nick Podehl is amazing. I’m currently doing the free trial with audiobooks.com, but I might switch to Audible since it’s compatible with my Amazon Echo.

But enough about audiobooks. I want to talk about my new house!

We haven’t finished unpacking, so a lot of our stuff is still in our garage, but we’re both to the point where we just want to throw things away. So that might be my project this weekend. The first week was dedicated to painting, second and third weeks were dedicated to moving and buying things, fourth and fifth weeks were gardening.

Our garden looks pretty good so far, except that I desperately need to get the weed whacker in there. Unfortunately, the dogs have been trying to help with the gardening by digging around the a/c unit and the shed.. We have a burrower, so I’m sure their intentions are just to catch the animal, but they’re destroying the ground. Of course, the dogs can’t take all the blame now that I know for a fact that there’s a burrower there, but the dogs certainly aren’t helping matters.

Other than the gardening and unpacking, and just plain getting used to living on our own with a baby (as opposed to living with my parents for the last year and a half), I’ve also started to work on setting up the gallery wall. I know I’m missing some picture frames, so I’m hesitant to put the final nails in, but I’ve got everything hanging on pushpins in the meantime. If you ever need to hang things temporarily to figure out where to place them, pushpins are amazing for that. If not for the fact that the pushpins stick out too far, I’d just leave everything hanging on pushpins instead of bothering with nails or screws.

Anyways, that’s my update for today. If you have any audiobook suggestions, or tips for the garden or the digging dogs, please feel free to comment!

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