During graduation weekend, all of our family and friends helped us pack up the trailer and on Monday morning, our little Smith caravan drove the two-hundred-something miles from Kansas City to St. Louis.
My dad drove the truck that pulled the trailer as I was not comfortable driving it, and Andrew is a terrible driver. Thankfully everyone made the drive just fine, though it was really rainy and gross out. We were able to back the trailer into the garage and unload all our boxes and furniture, that way we could figure out where we wanted everything later.
We moved in to Andrew’s childhood home. His mother moved out when she remarried, so she is letting us have the house for reduced rent, so we can save and pay off our loans. We won’t be here forever, but I expect we will be living here for the next three or four years – enough time to save up a good amount and to look for a house of our own.
Moving in was a bit hectic. There was a lot of stuff still in the house that we had to go through and a lot of the rooms really needed repainting. The kitchen is a dark green, the master bedroom yellow, one of the guest bedrooms is bright red, and the other is also dark green. That’s a lot of colors. That’s a little too much color for me, haha. So we picked out a more neutral color – I don’t remember the specific name of it, but it was a light grey with a little tan in it.
My mom and dad came over to help us paint two of the bedrooms yesterday, and they turned out great! I’ll be excited when we finish touching up the rooms and finish the kitchen because then we can truly unpack everything and clean up. It will be nice to be all settled and unpacked!
Besides unpacking and cleaning and painting, we’ve been relaxing a lot. The move and graduation weekend was all a bit stressful, so I’m giving myself the rest of May to relax. Once June starts though, I’m going to get to work applying for jobs.
Until then, I am going to relax in our new home.