Monday, August 8, 2016

House Update #MicroblogMonday

Things with the house have all been moving very fast. We signed the contract and then got the keys just six weeks later. They say buying a house is one of the most stressful things you can do and the last few weeks have certainly been extremely busy!

First there was all the paperwork and sorting things out with our mortgage. Then all the bills started coming in (taxes, realtor, insurances...) which wasn’t fun! The next thing we had to do was get in touch with various people to get quotes for renovation work. Of course August is prime holiday season so it’s been difficult with limited availability. We also had to decide which work on the house we would consider urgent before we move in and what we can put off for now. Not to mention the huge task of all the boxes to pack.

This past week we got the keys and the renovations have started. Pretty much any spare moment we have spent at the house and we have also started bringing things over from our rental apartment so as to not leave everything for the moving day. We have even been able to eat meals in our new kitchen already and enjoy the garden.

It's all been quite overwhelming at times! It t feels a little surreal still that this will be our home. There's always so much to get done and becoming house owners is a major responsibility. But it is also exciting. And even though there is a lot of work involved, there is something very rewarding when you know you are helping improve your future home. I am really looking forward to the end of this month once we will have all our furniture moved over and can really start to settle in to the new place!


  1. Congratulations! I've only ever been at the other end (helped my parents when they sold their house), so I can imagine how crazy things must be. Best of luck to you on getting settled in!

  2. Congratulations! I love that you can eat meals in your new kitchen and enjoy the garden, and work on the house until it's ready for the actual move-in. I don't envy you the box-packing. Stressful, but exciting!

  3. How exciting! But how stressful too - buying a house is bad enough, but immediately going through renovations too is tough. Still, it might be better than having to tolerate renovations when you're actually living in the house. And it means you can gradually move things across. I bet you want to be there NOW though! lol

  4. waah, so grown up! Glad things are moving along :-)

    1. This was me! I was logged in with the wrong google account.

  5. It's great to move things in batches. We had a quick turn-around when we bought our house and I missed having the chance to do small trips.

  6. Wow, congratulations on your new home! You sound very busy, but happy :-). Good luck with the renovation work and the moving!

  7. Thank you so much everyone for all the nice messages! :)


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