It was so fun to see old friends, see the houses we lived in, the church buildings that we attended, the schools that our children attended, see a lot of sites, and drive the roads that we used to drive. Then we flew back.
Finally - we were able to move into our new (to us!!) home. Here are some before and after pictures.
In the back we cleared out all the weeds from the flowerbeds, trimmed the rose bushes and straightened things up. There are some strawberry plants around the rose bushes that we will let grow - hopefully we'll get a lot in the spring.
On the west side there were 4 small bushes and one great big bush that we took out. Then we could see graffiti from long ago on the fence, so we touched up the paint where that was and where it was faded or peeling off. We'll plant tomatoes and radishes in the planter in the spring.
We painted the dining room.
I love this house. The rooms are mostly larger than in our last house and there's only 2 levels, so my knees are happy! We put a new air conditioner, water heater and furnace in since the old system just wasn't making it. It is the perfect size for us and the yard is smaller than at our last house - so I can still do yardwork, but it doesn't take me as long. The neighborhood is pretty quiet and the people around here and in our ward at church are wonderful.