We've been in our house for over a week now. It still feels pretty strange. There are still a lot of boxes and piles around here. But there are some improvements happening too.
Say good-bye to the palm tree toilet seat.
And hello to this eco-friendly, low-flush (and may I add, nice and white?) toilet.
We could just leave the palm tree one out on the lawn... Maybe plant some flowers in it?
It would go nicely with some of the other motif around here.
Anyway, back to the real bathroom...
A little familiar artwork also makes it feel much more homey.
Much, much better.
I feel like I can breathe when I go in there.
And the closet isn't looking quite so nasty either. After the purchase of another set of those plastic drawer storage thingys, there's a place to throw all the random toys that didn''t have a home.
Thank you Walmart.
I think the kids are digging their new bedroom too.
Silas continued to sleep in our room for a couple of nights, but tonight we put him in his "bunk bed" (as he refers to it... and I won't correct him) for the first time. It was a bit of gong show but I believe everyone has fallen asleep.
Now to see what the morning will bring...
Erik also took down a few nasty shelves that were remaining in their bedroom and hung some other things up for me:
As for the outdoors, we found the perfect tree branch to hang the swing. And it even does double-duty -- while the kids are swinging, all ripe - but out-of-reach - plums fall easily to the ground :)
And today Mom & Dad T (mostly Dad) took on a big demolition project. It was time for this old green pig barn to come down.
Erik helped push down the final walls...
Now there's a lot of junk to clean-up, but it gives us a more unobstructed view of Mt. Baker as well as better access to the mother-load of blackberries that were hidden behind.
Seriously, look at the size of these things.
Now I should be off to bed. It's the first day of school tomorrow and I need to be up early to pack our first-ever school lunches.
And so it begins...