We ripped up carpet to discover pretty hardwood floors:
My sister and her family brought over dinner for our first meal at the new home, outside on our picnic table. We'd spent the day demoing the carpet, hence the happy and tired faces. I'm wearing a "method" cleaning shirt, which reads "people against dirty" on the back. Indeed, I've never seen such a dirty home.
We bought lots of paint, a ladder, and so much more so we could paint the entire house.
Every room got a fresh coat of paint, ceilings included (except for the kitchen). We painted before we had the floors refinished. We did it in three days!
I followed a bright green moving truck across the bridge to our new home. We'd never had movers before, and they were great. The lead guy kept grunting and moaning throughout the move which had Sean and I exchanging the "did you just hear that?" looks and nearly busting out laughing.
And we cleaned our old place, with little Zoom's help.
Now we're unpacking boxes, dreaming of relandscaping the yard, of new colorful rugs on the hardwood floors, and marveling at how the previous family lived without any towel racks.