Finally, finally, after two overnight stops, we made it to the real estate agent to hand over a small fortune in exchange for a large set of keys. We were almost “home”.
Walking through the tunnel of bushes and putting the key in the lock for the first time (once we finally worked out which one it was!) was especially exciting, because we’d never even seen the house before! (One of the challenges of an interstate move.)
We had fun exploring our new house and discovering some of its unexpected surprises (well, I don’t guess they’d be surprises if they were expected, lol).
Like laundry chutes! Heaps of fun! I’m sure the novelty will wear off, but it was fun imagining some of the things we could put down there! Fortunately for Lucy, we decided that even our little dog would be too big! 😉
We found a lovely wind chime on the back deck, discovered a little “friend” in the garden that matched one of two we had back home but had inadvertently left behind, found out that the front door bell is actually an intercom system which we had quite a lot of fun with, and discovered we have a ducted vacuum system (woo hoo!).
I love watching the kids being creative with photography; it was a great way for them to connect with and discover their new outdoor living space (and share it with friends – thank you social media!). We decided quite quickly that although rather small, we really like the backyard! It has 3 fruit trees, a gorgeous deck and plenty of room for our little dog to run around and explore.
It was weird but also fun to spend the first night in a completely empty house. 🙂