The last two weeks in one word would be: CRAZY.
As if purchasing a home wasn't a big enough hurdle, we also encountered a major flood in our apartment just days after signing the dotted line on our new home. It's as if fate knew we had to get the "hell" out.
We had until the end of January to get things set up at our new abode and then make a stress free transition. It didn't happen like that, in fact as I stood in 3 inches of water in my bedroom in my PJs I couldn't help but laugh and cry at the same time.
It's been a insane two weeks jam packed with renovation, packing, cleaning, painting, more cleaning, and lots of stress. But, it will all be worth it in the end.
We had prior to the flood already been set to take out our old counter tops and put in new granite ones. They said it would take 2 1/2 weeks to get the slab cut, it only took them three days. So we had three days to remove the backsplash, demo the counter tops, and paint our kitchen to only paint our kitchen a color we ended up not liking.
Since, we've updated the backsplash, installed the granite, and repainted the kitchen a new color. We've since decided to paint the cabinets & upgrade the hardware too. The only thing left will be to get new appliances which I think will come after we file our taxes.
We have also painted our master, office, living room, and formal dining room. It's all coming together nicely, especially for only having keys for two weeks.
Hope to post the pictures soon, as we finally have internet!