There’s been no crafting whatsoever.

Instead, we spent the weekend, or rather, quite a few days, moving into our new home.

First there was closing. I’ve been living without a washing machine for at least 6 months now. I’d cart my laundry to Mr. Ink’s house and do laundry there on the weekends. However, the last weekend before the move was busy with his family in town, so I figured I’d wait until closing, load up my car with laundry, and head straight to the new house to use my new washer. Oddly, I found this to be a really thrilling prospect and I couldn’t WAIT to get there.

Once I did, I threw in a load of laundry, only to have our ejector pump fail and flood the basement. The basement is unfinished, so it’s not really a big deal, but it was quite distressing! Mr. Ink was able to fix it easily and it’s worked ever since.

After that, there was celebratory bourbon from Miss Marja:


Mr. Ink says “Whiskey’s for closers.” It was certainly a¬†wonderful¬†evening, we moved a bunch of boxes into the new house, and we unpacked a few of them, showed the empty house to some friends, and we were even treated to a celebratory meal, rather unexpectedly, by Mr. Ink’s son.

Thursday evening I did just a bit more moving and organizing. And then on Friday I got up quite early, moved a load to the new house, and set myself up to wait for the utility appointments. I snapped this shot of our retaining wall flowers early Friday morning.


It’s the only phlox on the wall, and I think we are going to have to find a way to add some more. That wall is just beautiful!

Friday consisted of finishing the packing of my house, and then working on Mr. Ink’s house. At midnight, we were moving aquariums and area rugs since we were both too excited to sleep.

And then Saturday was the big day! I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of our crew, but we had a good one, consisting of hearty cyclists. Thank goodness, because it rained all day long. We moved from 9:30-5:30, it was a very long day. And once that was over, we had a new house that looked like it belonged on the show Hoarders. Not ones to stop there, we just kept working on the house all evening and got ourselves to a pretty good place by the time we went to bed.


I had pulled out all our combined spices and set them on the dining room table because I knew there would be many doubles. Two people who enjoy cooking combining households, it’s not surprising the table looked like this! Sunday morning I couldn’t sleep past 4:45 am, my excitement was too high, so I made a cup of coffee, started a load of laundry, and then set about organizing the spices. I enjoyed even that moment way too much!

The new house is still unorganized but it’s come a long way in a short time! Things I love:

-Having my two favorite people under one roof.

-Having Miss Bug on the same level as me, easy to go sit on her bed and chat with her while she plays, easy to tuck her in and wake her up, it’s quite pleasant.

-The previous owners, original to the house, left the entire history of the house with us in a box. All associated paperwork. It’s wonderful! I went through it yesterday and got to get acquainted with the history of my home, and the land it sits on. I now know every time the roof has been replaced, and every update ever done to the home, every insurance claim they filed, it really is a tiny treasure box and I am so glad they entrusted me with it!

The one thing I have not enjoyed? Organizing my craft room. You’d think that would be something I’d just adore! But not so. I feel completely overwhelmed when I try to work on it. I am convinced this is because crafting just has too many tiny bits and bobs to find a place for. It’s overwhelming! And, I don’t have all my storage furniture in the new house yet. There are still two pieces yet to arrive. So, while some things get put away, the boxes still feel like they are piling up. Or maybe it’s just because the rest of the house is still in such a state that I am not yet inspired about it. We’ll see what happens later.

But the rest of this week? I have to clean the old place out. What a drag!!!