This has been a week full of 12 hour shifts and hospital classes. Starting at a new hospital is so time intensive, between the regular work days, paperwork and numerous classes and online modules you have to take, its pretty much like having two jobs at first.
I am so glad to be back on night shift. Working night shift allows me to stay on top of the house work, cooking and everything else I have to do. I don’t know how day shift folks stay on top of their responsibilities!
This week we purchased our fabulous copper sink, which I so excited for, the faucet, and garbage disposal. It has been such a blessing to have plenty of time before we move into the Little Rock House. It has allowed us to get what we need a little at a time, which has been much nicer on our wallets. I have not yet been payed from the new job, so I am anxiously awaiting that check next week.
We go tomorrow to get another look at the house and get our measurements for everything. By the end of the day tomorrow we should have an idea what the painting, granite counter tops and new master bedroom wood floor will cost.
All of the inspections have turned out great, minus the well inspection. The water results showed bacteria-yuck! Luckily the sellers agreed to treat the well and retest it before closing.
Only three more weeks until closing and I am counting down the days until we can get in there and make it our own.
Even though we have the rental house until March, I will begin packing soon so we can start to transition into the Little Rock House as soon as the renovations are completed. One thing I am really looking forward to is the little suite we are building Oliver. His room in the new house will double as the laundry room, but he gets his own porch with the freedom to come and go as he pleases. Here is a sneak preview of our idea for his room…
He has been nothing short of a hellion this week. I think he is feeling the changes coming, pigs hate change and love their routine, and is acting out in protest. Here is just one example of his naughtiness this week…
All that fluff used to be his super nice bed we bought him. Once the trauma of going to a new place settles down I know he will love the new space and freedom to get some fresh air when he pleases.
Stay tuned, our rustic chiq reno is only a few weeks away!
Until next time…