We arrived in town and were able to check out our house. We have had renters there while we were in England. Thankfully our renters left it in pretty good condition so we were very relieved.
Since we arrived it has been a flurry of activity getting new carpeting, painting, and other needed improvements done in order to get ready for the family to move in. My husband and I created a checklist and we are slowly working our way down the list. We hope to have it all completed by the end of next week. We don't expect our furniture to arrive until the end of July.
One of the big things I am doing is converting our bonus room into a school room. I can't wait to have a designated room for all our school supplies. I plan on painting the room a bright cheerful yellow and accent it with white furniture ie. book cases and desks. Since this is a big project to do and expensive it will done done slowly over the next few months or year. The most important thing to do in this room is paint it and add better lighting.
We have also purchased a new car, a Honda Odyssey. I love it!!! It took a little bit for me to get comfortable driving on the "right side" of the road again.
We had our storage delivered this week. We haven't seen this stuff in nearly five years. As the packers were unloading the truck I couldn't help but think I stored some really silly things...things I just couldn't part with at the time of our move. I haven't unpacked these boxes yet, I wonder if I will be a lot better at purging as I unpack, because really if I haven't missed it in nearly five years do I really need it:).
I am still on that stage where I am comparing everything to the UK so I am sure I am annoying to my friends and family;). There are some things here in the US that I am thrilled to be able to do/see again, but I also missed certain things I can only find in the UK or Europe.
Thanks for stopping by commenting, I hope to be back visiting your blogs soon, once life settles down a little:)