The long-awaited day has arrived (like you've all been holding your breath for the last month just to see what our house looks like - HA!). Here's the nickel tour:
First living room (you can see the front door in the right-hand corner of the picture on the left). The boxes are empty (except for hundreds and hundreds of pieces of packing paper), and just waiting for the moving guys who said they would come back and get them sometime.
Here's the next living room, which is basically completely open to the first, via a wide archway. There's the fireplace in the corner, which really makes me wonder how to arrange furniture if and when we ever buy some. If you stand at the front door, you can clearly see the fireplace.
The second living room leads to the dining room and kitchen.
To the left of the diaper box in the bottom corner, there's an awkwardly shaped half bath.
Here's our first major purchase for the house - a fridge! We tried and tried to figure out what we wanted in a fridge, and were wooed by many really, really, REALLY nice ones. But in the end, we went with the inexpensive route, and we are quite happy with what we ended up. I felt ridiculous while we were shopping, since we were only looking at stainless steel (which is nice, but definitely not my first choice), but since all the other appliances are ss, I didn't want to buy a fridge that didn't fit in. Because then it might be sad.
Finally, to the left of the fridge is a door, and the picture of the pantry is taken from just outside the door. It leads to the garage (the door is just outside the picture, on the left). I didn't take a picture of the garage because it's a pretty typical 2-car garage, full of stuff. And we are also working on something out there that we're not quite ready to reveal.