Main floor tour (in throes of post-move disarray)

Clearly, I am not one to touch up photos before posting them, much less the subject of the photos themselves — in this case, our still unpacked and scattered new home. But I feel like these photos will be encouraging to me in a year or two, when I look back at them and think, “Wow, what lazy bums we once were.” At least, I hope that’s my reaction.

We couldn’t have done any of this without our totally amazing family, who sacrificed their weekends to come help us move, refinish furniture, clean, and paint many rooms (banishing traces of the ubiquitous yellowy cream!). They are all rockstars, and I want to cry just thinking about all they did for us. Bowing down with gratitude for Mom, Dad, Mike, Windy, Kelsey, Alex, Win, and Tracy! And to the Blue House Boys who helped us move and paint: Phil, Sam, Ethan, and Brooks — you rock. We are the luckiest.

That said, here are some photos of the main floor of our new house — exactly as it looks right now.

Living room in disarray

Chaos in the living room. Painted it white (including the fireplace); I think it looks approximately a million times better.

Fireplace painting in progress! #movingweekend

In the midst of fireplace painting. Many thanks to Tracy for her help!

First fire in the fireplace

First fire. Thanks to Aunt B for the screen!

View into kitchen from dining room

View from dining room, also used to be yellowy cream; now pale gray.

Dining room

Refinished Pratt family table! With many thanks to Dad, Mike, Win, and linseed oil.

Main floor bathroom

Pyrrha's room/nursery

Pyrrha’s room. There is nothing else in here but this random stuff.

Lemon tree

Please stay alive, little buddy! Lemon tree with one lemon.

Pyrrha's dominion

View of backyard from deck.

Watchdog

Neurotic watchdog.

There is lots of potential here, and I am currently feeling very overwhelmed by it all. To calm myself, I am internally repeating the truth that it is OK to have mostly empty rooms. It is OK to have mostly empty (scattered) rooms. It is OK…

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3 thoughts on “Main floor tour (in throes of post-move disarray)

  1. Pictures remind me of the time Mother and I joined Elburn in Roanoke. We moved an 8 room house, a 4-room mobile home and a 4-room apartment into a six-room house. Fortunately it had a huge basement and a large attic. We survived. Aunt Frankie

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