Even though the blog has been quiet it’s been an eventful 2 months. First off – our second little one arrived almost 3 weeks early (like her sister) – June 11 – Isabella Georgiana. She was 6lbs 10oz and was healthy as could be. She’s 6 weeks old now and growing like a weed. Her sister just adores her and that particular transition went better than I had hoped!
Also in June we closed on our Nashua house – it’s officially in new hands now that will hopefully love and appreciate it as much as we did. We’ve actually been in touch with the new owners a bit via email answering questions.
Around the same time we found a new house that we couldn’t pass up – it’s 2.5 acres on a lake, very private property (surrounded by trees) with large yards. It’s a cape cod style house – 2 floors, 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 baths upstairs (one master). It was built in 1974 and has never been updated so it has some work to do but nothing like our last project!
Our first night owning the house and we had already unloaded a trailer full :)
This weekend Ryan started right in on some projects! First he mowed the lawn, our trailer makes it easy to borrow his dad’s mower so he had a rider and it still took quite a long time.
We won’t move in right away, we’d like to get the upstairs renovations done before we move in so that is done and we have a finished space to live in, no moving beds around. We will spend nights there so we are moving in to certain rooms – the kitchen for one is a future renovation so we’re moving in there, and the livingroom and diningroom will be a livingroom and bedroom most likely while we do renovations. The garage and basement will store tools and other items and we’ll keep one storage unit for sure while we work on the house.
The first project Ryan did was tear up the carpet upstairs, it’s hot up there but he got all the carpet and most of the underlayment up. He’s going to finish that up today.
Master bedroom – sans carpet
Back bedroom sans carpet
Front bedroom sans carpet
I’ll do some more posts with more pictures (before pictures) of the house and what we plan on doing. Upstairs though we plan to put in 2 dormers (master bedroom and front bedroom), adding closet space to the master and light to the front bedroom. We’ll replace the doors and trim and windows throughout. We’ll add ceiling fans and add a new heating and a/c system throughout. We’ll put down new wood flooring throughout and we’ll completely renovate the bathrooms.
Once those projects are done we can move in and start work on the downstairs projects more. There’s some structural work that will happen very early on and other downstairs projects that will happen because it makes sense at the time to do things all at once but the kitchen, livingroom, bathroom, washer room downstairs will all wait until we move in.