Finally – all my possessions at my house

It’s been another momentous week as I continue to settle into my new house. For the first time in many months, nearly all my possessions are under one roof. Until the beginning of this week, I still had a room full of stuff at my parent’s house.

Later this spring my whole family is going on vacation, and my two nieces were looking for a way to earn a bit of spending money. Since it was school vacation week they were spending a few days at my parent’s house. I told them that if they were willing to help me move the rest of my stuff to my house, that I would give them each some spending money for vacation. They agreed. I believe that I got the better end of that deal.

I’ve been worried about having enough storage at my house. I had a basement in my townhouse, and I went with a slab at my new house. I have been pleasantly surprised at the amount of storage I have at the new house.

With the design of my new house, the ceiling goes all the way to the floor in the loft. I have put walls on each side and each wall has about four feet of storage behind it. It’s been amazing how much I’ve been able to store in that space.

We also have the closet built in the downstairs bedroom and it is huge. It is so much bigger than I thought that it would be. In fact, it is a full walk-in closet. I have closet rods on each end that are parallel as you walk in.

I had kept most of my favorite things at my parent’s house so that they would not get hurt at my house. My house remains a partial construction zone. Earlier in the week I was able to finally hang some of my favorite photos. The first two photos hung were my signed Hobey Baker posters from 2010 with Gustav Nyquist and 2012 with Spencer Abbott. Each day my house is feeling more and more like home.

Laura Reed

About Laura Reed

After 15 years in college athletics, the last seven as an assistant athletics director, I was burned out with 70-hour work weeks and extensive travel. I resigned my position and accepted a position in marketing at a small, vibrant college in my hometown of Unity, Maine. In the process I wanted to go back to my childhood where we raised polled Herefords, had a Christmas Tree Farm and spent many hours outside. I decided I wanted to build my own home on beautiful farmland that my family owns. With help from my Dad, the most talented person I’ve ever met, we are building my home together. I have decided to blog my experience – the ups and downs, the joys and frustrations. What was once an open field will one day be my home! The dream in my head is becoming reality. I can just see the lambs frolicking in the field, chickens in the barnyard and going running with my Alaskan Malamute!