Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tidbits From Our House

Sorry for the lack of posting this past week. We've been moving into our house and didn't get our internet set up until Thursday.

A few interesting tidbits from this past week:

1) We actually moved into our house on Tuesday, but in order to sleep there that night, we needed to buy a mattress and box spring. No problem. Michael and Philip went into town and returned with what we needed. My fellow missionary friend (who prefers to remain anonymous ~ Ha!Ha!) helped me set up our bed, put on sheets, etc... That night when we finally crawled into bed, we realized something was dreadfully wrong! After all the traveling we have done, this bed had to be the WORST we have ever slept on. Needless to say, we tossed and turned all night long! The next day, Philip came over to help us and Michael mentioned that we should probably take the mattress back, it was soooo horrible... when they actually got looking at the bed, they realized the box springs were upside down!!!! What a difference!

2) We decided to borrow a small refrigerator from our landlords until we came out to Texas in May and then we were going to buy one in the states. (They're typically much larger for about the same price.) Anyway, we brought it in, plugged it in...and after a whole night, it was no where close to being cold! So, we decided it was important to go ahead and buy a refrigerator down here. (Buying ice daily for a little cooler would start getting old, quick!!) We went shopping on Wednesday and was able to find a 15/16 cubit ft., Whirlpool refrigerator for around $380.00. That's a very good price down here and we even saved on paying duty at the border...

3) In the midst of all this, we basically have no furniture. We sold everything so we could actually move here in "one piece"! This means, we have been eating our meals on the floor. This was also getting a little old, so on Friday we went shopping for a table and chairs. Collette Burch went with us into Leon, and we drove around to all these little places that sold rustic furniture. It was fun ~ and I just loved the country looking wood stuff! Once again, we feel the Lord led us to a good deal, and we found a rustic looking wood table with six chairs for around $390.00! A very good deal down here (or in the States if you compare it to Amish furniture). It is very beautiful and has a carved inset with glass over it! It goes perfectly with our house!!



4) We also found wood/wire light fixtures that are just what I wanted for dirt cheap. Will post pictures of them after they are installed.

Here's a picture of half the kitchen ~ painted, but not decorated.


...and a close up of the painting job (and a wreath to add some excitement! Ha!)


Hopefully I'll have more pictures coming as we continue to unpack and set up housekeeping! Until then...

8 comments:

Beth Stetler said...

Everything looks great. Thanks for posting.

Boog said...

The house is really looking nice. Keep those pictures coming. I love to look at "new and improved" pictures. You do a good job. We miss you guys but know that where God wants you to be is the best place on earth. Keep encouraged...we're praying for you all.

sankey family said...

Yay - so exciting! I loved reading all about your setting up housekeeping activities. Sounds like you did get some fantastic deals on furniture, etc. I love your table - that's just beautiful!
Hope things continue to go well for you guys - we're praying for you.

Melodie

Kara Plank said...

I really like the table and the paint job in the kitchen!!! Maybe I'll come down to visit when I need to buy furniture. ha. Keep up the great job with posting pics of the house! LuvYa

Angie Davis said...

Love the paint color. Is that the Anjou Pear, or just something close?

Yvonne DeLong said...

Glad to hear your house is coming together. We didn't have a dining room table/chairs for at least 6 weeks. It was kind of annoying sometimes. In fact all we had was one broken chair in the house for about 3 weeks. It makes you appreciate furniture, that's for sure. I am also writing to tell you that Steve "tagged" Michael on our blog. Have a good day.

Karen Walden said...

I have really enjoyed the pictures of your new house! It looks really nice. The table is beautiful too!
Glad you made it safely to your destination!
Karen in Columbus, Indiana

Allana Martian said...

You are doing a great job setting up home! I love the table set you found. Really pretty. I don't think I've seen anything quite like it before. Say hello to Michael for me!