It took longer than planned and it tested our patience, but we are finally moved into our new home. Have not posted an update because we have been extremely busy (heavy understatement here) unpacking and doing our best to make our new home presentable. Our daughters are visiting tomorrow and so is my niece, her husband and daughter – they are staying through Labor Day weekend. Yeah!!! We are very happy for that.
We closed on August 2nd, but we had a list of items that still needed attention from the builder. While it created almost two weeks of inconvenience, the list was taken care of. After taking care of the rework list we were able to focus on unpacking. We are not done, but we are ready to share a few sections of our new home with you. See below for more.
As we were waiting for the truck bringing our belonging I decided to take a walk to the neighborhood pool. We are three houses away from it; yeah! The best of both worlds; a very nice pool and we do not have to take care of it at all; just enjoy it.
Panoramic view of our pool.
Truck has arrived. Now this shipment contained only items we stored in the US while we were in China.
In addition to this load, another one without the trailer portion was the total US shipment. Must say we have accumulated way too much stuff. Time to review and donate lots of stuff -we have not really missed for over two years. Kind of shameful really.
Our new home front view. I did not take a picture of it, but in addition of placing many of our items inside the house, we filled the three car garage with boxes to be unpacked. Counting the China and US shipment we had almost 400 boxes. Did not look forward to unpacking at all.
This will be one of our favorite places to relax. The two white rocking chairs were given to us by one of the neighbors that was moving. My wife always wanted rocking chairs in her porch so we could not turn them away. Her plan is to paint them red as the front door. The idea is growing on me.
A different front view with some of the back yard. The sod is taking very well; I am certain it is because Greenville seems to have had the rainiest summer on record. Works for me.
The red door! My wife wanted a red door very much so here it is. I think it looks great, but must say that initially I had my reservations.
We have a nice lot with a good size backyard. We got a weeping willow on the center like area. I think it is in shock, but hopefully it will make it.
Different view from back.
We love to cook and have people over for appetizers or dinner. So we were particular on the kitchen layout and appliances. We have a great five burner stove I am sure will get much use. My wife loves her refrigerators with the freezer on the bottom and her double oven.
The floor plan is very open. We really like it as it works well when you have people over; you can cook and chat at the same time.
Dining area with a view of the screened porch; another favorite of ours.
Overall view of the dining area, kitchen and living room. A very open layout as you can see.
We seem to spend a lot of time in the screened porch. Like to have dinner in it; it is not that big, but very comfortable for 4 to 6 people.
Enjoying a delicious salad, roasted vegetables and avocado – YUM!
Well, this is it for now. While we have just about cleared the garage from boxes, there still is a lot of work to be done before we can say – complete!
Thanks for visiting.