This year, most of my time was taken up by purchasing my new home. It is new construction, so the purchase lasted 6 months while the home was being built. I was constantly going to "visit" the new house and checking things out. At the same time, I decided to take a class. So I had busy season at the beginning of this year, my class studies, and buying a home. I had to move out of the house I lived in back in April in order to get it ready to rent out. I moved out and all my furniture and boxes went in to a storage unit. I have a wine cabinet that holds about 360 bottles, so all the wine went into a wine storage facility as well. I would go and visit the wine about twice a month. It's like my child. So in the meantime, I have been living with my parents. My new house closed escrow in late June, but I did not move in because I made changes to the house such as flooring, plantation shutters, and a custom closet. All this work took about a month. My furniture moved in to the house the last weekend of July. Every day, I would go to the house after work and begin unpacking boxes. The first thing I unpacked was the kitchen. This past week, the custom closet was installed, as well as the plantation shutters. So finally, I moved in my personal belongings this past weekend. With the help of my brother and his wife, we transported all the cases of wine from the wine storage facility in two cars to my new house to be stored in the wine cabinet. My wine is home!! :-) So this brings me to my first night at my new house. It was GLORIOUS. If you know me, you know I love to cook. I did not cook while I was living at my parents' house because all of my kitchen tools were in a storage unit. So last night, I bought groceries and made myself a bone in rib-eye steak with sauteed mushrooms. I also enjoyed a 2015 bottle of 100% Mourvedre from Paix Sur Terre winery from Paso Robles. It was a wonderful first night in my brand new home. I still have a ton of unpacking to do, but I have plenty of time. If you want a home-cooked meal and some wine, feel free to stop by and help me unpack a bit! Ha!
I'm home. :-)