Keys to our new house... :-)
Haven't had much free time. We spent the weekend driving down to the new house to do "stuff", but not getting as much "stuff" as we had planned. It's hard to get "stuff" done while M needs constant attention. But we have managed to start a list of things we must do before moving in, measuring the windows, taking photos, and getting a few misc house things (broom, etc).
First thing we do Monday morning is call to get our utilities established.
We need to get something on our windows soon. Our house looks so naked from the outside. We're leaning towards 2.5 inch wood (or faux wood) slat blinds or shutters. I like the shutters, but V pointed out that opening them might bump into furniture and limit how we can arrange furniture near the shutters.
Our living room has windows in a corner along two walls. I'm not even sure we can have shutters on both windows ... how would you open the shutters in that corner? I'm guessing shutters only work well for windows with walls on either side. I'm thinking we'll have to stick to regular blinds...
Now the next question is .... vertical blinds or horizontal blinds?
And do the front facing living room blinds have to match the front facing dining room blinds?
Definitely vertical blinds for the sliding door in the family room. That's the back yard where you'll find lots of things flying low to the ground just above the grass. I think they look like wasps!!! Need to figure out what to do about that cuz I can't have M walking/running around out there with the risk of being stung.
I haven't decided whether vertical or horizontal is best for the 3 bedroom windows which look like this:
And for the master bedroom window:
Oh, we tried out the sprinkler system. Never had one of those before. The water attracted a bunch of neighborhood crows who seemed to enjoy being near the water.