Monday, June 1, 2009

Our First Night in the New House

Friday night we spent our first night in our new home. We even took Marley with us to make sure our family enjoyed this special occasion together. Keep in mind we have no furniture or mattresses in the house. So we basically had a slumber party in our bedroom floor with some blankets, an old TV, our travel DVD player and a copy of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It was fun! Definitely not the best night's rest, but fun!

We tried out the pizza place down the street and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Admittedly, we were both anxious about moving farther away from our favorite pizzeria, Davenport's. But I would have to say that All Original Pizza in McCalla is a close second!

Marley hasn't quite figured out the new house yet. There were a lot of new sights, sounds and scents for him to take in. He is a scaredy cat in his own surroundings, so the new atmosphere made him extra jumpy. He was literally jumping at his own shadow.

Saturday morning, I woke up and couldn't find the little rat anywhere. I looked all over the house and then spotted these little pieces of fuzz traling from the hallway, through the dining room and up the stairs. I couldn't figure out where they had all came from but when I reached the stairs I looked up to find Marley standing at the top covered in them. Apparently he had found the small door in one of the bedrooms upstairs that leads to the attic. It looked like he had fun playing in there while we were sleeping. Note to self: Lock the attic access door.

I was finally able to get a picture of our finished house in the daylight. I took this picture while a pot of water was coming to a boil in the kitchen. I ran out, snapped this shot and ran back in. But I was too late, the water was already boiling over. Another note to self: Gas stoves boil water faster than electric stoves.

The lighting in this photo makes the house looks beige. It is gray with black shutters and has an American flag coming soon.


The Penter Family said...

Hopefully our air matress will come in handy... so you don't have to sleep on the floor any more. I can't wait to get out there and have my first tour of the house!

-- Lee + Laura -- said...

Rosco loved our attic space, too... In Auburn we had an unfinished bonus room for awhile that had a makeshift ladder built out of 2x4's going up to the attic... He climbed it and would go take naps inside the eaves of the roof! I would have to lure him out of there with Fancy Feast!