Last night hubby and I slept (camped out) in our bedroom in the new house! Amidst the 2 x4's and sawdust.... We decided that the camper is just too damp and the bed is hard and the mosquitoes are obnoxious. So we set up a double bed (one that will go in the spare room when we finally move in) in the space that will be our bedroom and rigged an extension cord from downstairs (none of the electric upstairs is working yet). The only lamp available was an old lava lamp so we plugged that in.
Now you have to picture the setting. There are only studs and 2 x 4's separating the "rooms" There is no ceiling - you can see right through to the roof. We unpackaged all the screens that came with the new windows and installed them and felt a wonderful cross breeze all evening (courtesy of the "no wall" situation.)
Our bed seemed dwarfed in our new bedroom which made me very happy. When we laid out the plans with the architect I'd wanted to make sure that the Master bedroom had enough room for a nice sitting chair and side table so I could read if I wanted to. No matter how much chicken scratching I did on paper - until I saw the bed actually in the room - I wasn't sure how big it actually was.
When I woke up this morning I squished my eyes shut and tried to envision myself in the room when it is actually completed. Ceiling, drywall, other furniture, curtains on the windows.... It was fun! It's always nice to have an "adventure" going on in your life. Someday we'll be all settled in the new place...with a daily routine and things will be rather ordinary (which isn't always such a bad thing). But for right now - things are anything but ordinary and I'm enjoying the process!
I won't say that there aren't days that I feel frustrated and just want things normal again. The house we're in now shows definite signs that it's about to be deserted. The living room is empty. (I gave all the furniture to my oldest daughter when she moved into her apartment.) All the pictures are off the walls and packed in boxes. Two of the bedrooms upstairs are empty except for boxes packed for the move. The deck is empty (we moved all the furniture to the cottage). So this isn't really a "home" anymore in the respect that it feels cozy and pretty. And the new place obviously isn't a home yet either! Some days I feel a little caught between two worlds. But I'm trying to enjoy the transition as much as I can in spite of the disarray.
So that has been my weekend so far. I'm off to church now and then back to the other house to cut the grass. With 4 acres comes a lot of grass..... Hope y'all have enjoyed yours!