Well, my friends, it’s finished. Our new house. Our new home.
It’s been a busy few weeks here at the new Rhubarb and Honey headquarters. The Chef and I closed on the new house about three weeks ago, we’ve moved all our belongings in, and the unpacking phase is almost complete.
To be honest, entering our new home for the first time by ourselves was a much less grand affair than I imagined it to be. I thought that after so many months of watching our house be built — and waiting as patiently as we could for it to be done — that putting the key in the front door and taking our first few steps in would elicit feelings akin to winning the lottery. It didn’t. There were no fireworks. There were no bells and whistles. In fact, it was rather anticlimactic.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Neither The Chef nor I are disappointed by this. We’ve actually talked about that first moment a few times and have concluded that since we’re both so certain that this is our dream house — the one we’ve waited for forever — that there wasn’t the need for fireworks … there was only the need for us to be in our home — the home we built — together. And that feeling? Way better than winning the lottery. Though we’d still like to win the lottery. Really, who couldn’t use a few millions?
Once the unpacking is complete, the decorating phase can begin. We’re actually done with the kitchen, because, well, that’s where we spend the majority of our time. But, the rest of the house? It’s going to be a work in progress … and I can’t wait to share it with you.
But, before the decorating posts begin, stay tuned for some great Thanksgiving ideas coming your way. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday … and I hope to be celebrating it in style this year!