Moving Update: We are mostly moved into the new place. There has been a lot of picture hanging, box unpacking, rearranging of stuff in our shed. I cannot tell you how helpful it has been to be able to put all the boxes of stuff in the shed and give us the space inside to sort out what goes where.
Speaking of the shed, it is more like a warehouse. With each passing day that we live here, I am more and more appreciative of the prior owners. Our last house, it turns out, was actually one of the model homes for the neighborhood. That explained why it had all the upgrades. This home on the other hand was custom built with everything designed by someone who had really thought it out, then used top quality hardware and craftsmanship.
This shed/warehouse is an example of that. It is 20 X 40 with windows, a regular door and a garage door. It has a covered porch which is great for pulling a workbench outside and cutting wood. Electrical outlets everywhere. I really, really like it.
The Patio Update: The next step in getting fully moved in is the hot tub situation. Currently it is still sitting on the back patio taking up a lot of space, however, yesterday we had the new patio poured. Let me tell you, it was quite entertaining.
I've often joked about working until I'm in my seventies, but yesterday, the gentleman who did most the work told me he was 71! I'm not going to lie, the man looked like he had worked hard labor his whole life, but he still had all the skills you'd expect from a seasoned pro.
He could show Bob Vila a thing or two.
When it was all finished, Gracie decided to leave her paw prints for posterity.
Once it is ready, we'll roll the hot tub onto the patio and spin it around (because that's how Eva wants it). I also need to start working on the electricity to connect it.
I guess the downside of all this action is that the cement truck and the Bobcat definitely left reminders in the yard that they were there. But we have really good grass out here and I think it will spring back before too long.
Other Things: Like many of you, I've been Teleworking for the first time in years. It has been helpful to be home especially when folks come by to pour a cement slab. But I honestly feel like I've been going at it non-stop. I made the mistake the first few days of coming into my office with a cup of coffee and logging into my work very early, only to find myself overwhelmed by people asking questions. By the time I realized I needed to get on a video teleconference, I was in need of a shower. Yikes, and this is in high definition! But I've figured all that out now and things are going fairly smoothly.
I hope you are staying home and limiting trips out and about.