Thursday, January 24, 2019

Finally...something brand new...and a blank slate

Greetings to Y'all from this northerner now living in a southern clime!

It's finally time to reveal something new. It's been a long time waiting.  And here is a sneak peek.

Our journey from Prince Edward Island to South Carolina (last July 2018) has been a trial in some ways, but the Lord has given grace and strength to live with family for six months, as we acclimate ourselves to a new area in the States, adjust ourselves to a new church, new town, different climate, and different "English accents!"

By the grace of God, He has provided - in our budget, no less - a brand new house! In November, we thought we were purchasing an older home with character, in a different town, but underneath there were many issues we didn't want to contend with, and consequently, we got out of that contract. I loved the character of that older home, but it was not to be.

Our search for another house led us to Williamston, SC, and to a new build. That was very unexpected and it fit our needs perfectly! I do so miss our previous older character home in PEI with its huge yard but at this point in our lives, we needed something that didn't require fixing and a tiny yard will work out fine. A weed whacker is probably all we need to mow it! Ha! All in all, it is a good fit and all it requires is an artistic touch to make it our own. The closing was December 28th and we moved on January 4th.

I've included only a few photos of the inside for now - a blank canvas except for the piles of boxes I'm still unpacking. The outside is a darker beige with a rusty red accent on top. Inside it's all gray, which is nice if you are a "gray" person, but I am not. I can adore the look of other homes with gray interiors, but it's not me. I love color - reds, greens, blues. It gives me a feeling of coziness. 

Another similar feature of this new place compared to our former abode is its location near a railroad. At our PEI home, we were about 300 feet from the former railroad - now the Confederation Trail that is used for biking and hiking. Now in SC, we are about 300 feet from a real working railroad! The train goes by about a couple times a day and blows its whistle. It's very loud if you are outdoors at the time. I love trains.

Without further ado, let's see this new home!
As I write this, there is a new house going up to the left of ours. They started building the week after we moved in. This neighborhood and cul-de-sac is called Mill Creek - established in 2002 and there are still a number of empty lots to the left of our place.

Open concept front to back. That's the back door. There is a small storage room attached to the back of the house.

Here you see the front door and kitchen/dining area to the right.

Glad to have my third white kitchen. The black counters are very similar to the ones I had in PEI, which gives me a good at-home feeling. We do have a fridge installed and a washer/dryer in the laundry room.

And I finally have a window over the kitchen sink. My two previous homes didn't.
The house has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms with a laundry room on the main floor. One bedroom will be my sewing room and the other will be named the "blue room" as we had in our home in PEI. The blue room is for guests and we look forward to having some!

That's all for now, folks! Stay tuned as I slowly dig through and unpack boxes. As time goes by, I'll slowly reveal more of our new abode as I make it our own.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 
Psalm 37:4-5