So… Rapid City is nice! Although South Dakota greeted us much like Abilene did with a cold front our first morning; right now it’s in the 70s and sunny. I’m loving it!
People are super friendly here! I’d venture to say even more friendly than Texas (well, parts of Texas…) It’s so nice – someone will just start talking to you in line at the grocery store and our neighbors introduce themselves and everything!
The leaves change! Yeah! This is one of the plants in our front yard.
Things that make me worried
When people say, “The way your house is situated shouldn’t be too bad for the snow drifts.”
When people talk about the “heat wave” that’s come through – 80s and sunny… uh-oh
DIY projects already under our belt as new homeowners!
Changing the plug on the dryer from 4-prong to 3.
Raising the range we bought on craigslist with 2X4s so it will fit over the kitchen counter. (yea, those are brownies… yum)
Figuring out the range we bought on craigslist was configured for propane when we hooked it up to our gas (the new parts are on order).
This is as far as the new range slides in (the house didn’t come with a range), but we like this one a lot anyway.
Painting the horribly dingy downstairs bathroom a bright white – it looks SO much better!
Spray painting the salvaged table leg our concrete table top sits on – it looks SO much better too!
As you can see, I’m still living in chaos. I have emerged from the sea of cardboard and discovered my storage solutions are minimal at best – I never bought furniture – why, when you don’t know what kind of space you’ll be living in next year? So, I might be building some shelves or a cabinet or two… we’ll see.
We’ve also been shopping around for the renovations we’ve planned – wood flooring, carpet, tile, cabinets, countertops, sinks, fixtures, and more. I’m amazed at how much some things cost (carpet) and pleased at others (tile on sale). We’re still planning, making sure everything will work out and work together.
In the meantime, here’s some pictures of the house coming together.