Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A week in Alabama

We made it to Alabama very late Monday night!

The days after my last post were a complete frenzy! I had decided I never wanted to pack and move again as we scrambled even into the last hours before driving up. It was crazy and I hated that part!

The drive up was hard and started late in the day, around 2pm, which mean we didn't arrive at my parents' house until after midnight (EST). SO tiring! But then we felt a sense of relief. We were here! We really made it!

The next morning, despite falling asleep so late the night before, I was awake by around 6am and couldn't fall asleep again. My mind was going.

Within a few hours of waking up, a friend let us know she saw a rental sign just go up on her street, my husband called the # to see if they would consider a 6 month lease, they said yes, we checked out the place, I loved it, and we claimed it! We had called another place but they wouldn't agree to a 6 month lease. The reason we wanted a 6 month lease is because we still want to buy a house and need more time to look. I don't want to rush into buying house. So this worked out so well.

The house is a cute, very spacious three bedroom, 1 bathroom. Hard wood floors throughout besides in the bathroom and kitchen areas. Old style, bright white painted molding around doors and windows! I have wanted to live in a house that looks like this for many years. A historic, old, charming house. So I am very excited. Apparently a hoarder had lived there until a few months ago! :-o  Sadly the house was condemned, he(or they) were kicked out and it was sold for a cheap price. The new owner has a team of people who fix up houses and rent them out. They must have worked hard because I would have never known it was a house in bad condition not long ago! (I would have been majorly skeeved I'm sure) It's all freshly painted and has new counters/cabinets/sink in the kitchen.


our bedroom

when we first looked at the house

after adding fall decor! all the flowers and pumpkins are from my parents. the cute stake is from my sis. 
Saturday night was our first night sleeping over! We have had the keys since last Tuesday, signed the official lease on Thursday, and still had to do some setting up. We still need a couch, dressers, and a few other small pieces of furniture. Between Tuesday and Friday, of last week, we ran around doing things at the DMV for our cars, got our Alabama driver's licenses, bought new blinds for the house, bought other needed items, etc. Something I do not like here is that they put your weight on your driver's license! First of all, I lied. And the lady I was talking to was a sweetheart and said "let's put this instead", and dropped my weight down even more! hah!! I love her. I need to actually get to the weight on my license now. Still, there's no way I want anyone I know looking at that part! Even with the lie!!

OH-My mom set this up for us to see at their house when we arrived!

Adorable! Made using decor they bought a friend's baby shower which was the day before we arrived. 

I will post more house pictures as we fill the space!

My birthday is tomorrow too! So much has been going on that I keep forgetting. But it's going to be a really nice birthday, being near my family! 


Fallon said...

Thats the best bday present! Glad your there and were able to find somewhere to stay while you search. What a cute house :)

Angela said...

The house is amazing!! It IS hard to believe a hoarder lived there -- it's just so beautiful! Love that your room has a fire place! 6 months will take you right through all the cold weather so its nice to have them during this time!

Marlene said...

Your house is adorable.

Weight on your license? Yikes.