- Me and Phil (and his son) just started our second month of living together. Painting and getting things cleaned was priority number one. We even got some stuff up on the walls. We’re still both working tons – Phil exclusively for Philsquare (lots of work is a good thing, but hectic) and me full-time (40 hours) for KU, and a combined additional 10-15 hours for Philsquare and a local real estate agent. I’d give anything right now to be away from the full-time job (it’s starting to really be a bear) but I am appreciating some of the benefits (health care, tons of vacation). We had our first house guests this past weekend and expect a somewhat full house next weekend for our housewarming party. But here are some pictures that show a bit of the month of August:
- We still need a dishwasher. Today, these were some of the dishes I washed (built up over a few days).
More dishes (from the same set of dishes washed).
We've discovered a few things we do differently. I'm okay with the "fake" syrup for pancakes. Phil wants the real stuff. I'm not sure I'm ready to spend $18 on syrup for pancakes. (I didn't buy this, but snapped a picture because how expensive is that?!)
Our first stove got kinda warm and made the whole place smell like gas (um, dangerous?!) Our NEW stove bakes delicious cookies (which I just made today - not sure why it took me so long!)
Emmy was very nervous when I was packing up my stuff at the old place. As soon as she had a couch to lay on at the new place, she immediately made herself at home. We're pretty sure she recognized both my stuff and Phil's and was then okay with the moving. She's found tons of new napping nooks; here, she sleeps in an open desk drawer.
Floors are clean and shiny now! (Thanks landlords!)
We painted our first weekend in the house. The dining room has a lot of sunshine in the morning so this yellow/orange was a great choice (good job Phil!)
Had some hot days of softball. But also had some pretty evenings on the diamond.
Emmy helped us unpack.
This one box (from Phil's house) just had foosball men in it. They apparently need their space.
Between our two households, we had a lot of glasses...
and a lot of mugs....
and a lot of spices...
...and a lot of pots and pans (Combining two households is always interesting.)