home & lifestyle

Our New (Yet to be Fully Completed) House!

by Vania β€” October 30, 2013
Here is the side of our house. I don't have a pic of the front side. I will update this post once I have one.

Here is the side of our house. I don’t have a pic of the front side. I will update this post once I have one.

We finally moved into our new house on Sept 1st. We sold our condo, and had to hand it over that day. The house was close to being done, but not close enough. We had no other choice and just had to live with what we had. No matter what, I have been feeling blessed. I love the house. Our architect is amazing. We worked together to produce an excellent layout. So much natural light shines into the house and air circulates well within it.

Stairs

Chloe's favorite view from midflight of the stairs. Sometimes she stopped and sit there to see this.

Chloe’s favorite view from mid-flight of the stairs. Sometimes she stopped and sit there to see this.

We did not stop living out of our suitcase until the end of September. It was then that we were finally able to move into master bedroom. At this point, it has been almost two months, and there are still more custom cabinets that need to be finished. Our contractor still needs to wrap up a number of tasks and fix the bathrooms’ drainage system. Everything is proceeding at a snail’s pace and it is extremely vexing. However, there is always a lesson to be learn and blessings to be thankful for. For example: The carpenter we hired has been working very slowly. When we hired him we did not realize that managing projects is not in his list of skills. Not to mention, the number of his workers are very small. He tried to complete everything all at once instead of focusing on one cabinet at a time so nothing got done. However, I feel like he’s very anxious to finish everything. He charges us a very low cost and does not mind helping us with random tasks like installing Chloe’s tent. So instead of axing him, we decided to give him the next tasks one at a time and check in on him regularly.

Our carpenter still working on our TV Credenza in the living room.

Our carpenter still working on our TV Credenza in the living room.

Chloe's tent. There are still boxes inside her playroom. The bathroom is still stinky, so we can't play inside it anyway.

Chloe’s tent. There are still boxes inside her playroom. The bathroom is still stinky, so we can’t play inside it anyway.

There are still many boxes to open. I’ve still yet to organize many things my maids took out of the boxes. I soon will take out our designer toys collection to display in the living room. I have been a lazy jello, especially *ahem ahem* after I found out I got pregnant. Now all I want to do is lay down, nap all day and nurse my bloated upper stomach– which is impossible, I tell you, with an active toddler who cannot seem to stop talking and asking questions. So for now, I must apologize for the lack of pictures. Once everything is organized I will take more pictures. Wait, cross that. Once I organize something, I will snap a pic before it gets messy again.

To be honest with you, I wrote two to three paragraphs of complaints. I deleted them though. I feel like it does not reflect how amazed I am every day of the blessings I receive from God, Β or how thankful I am to my husband for working hard everyday to give us this beautiful home. I always feel like I have not done enough to reciprocate. So I think from today on, I should have a daily goal for the house and to be a better (house)wife and mommy; or in other words to stop being lazy.

Newly completed pool, still in the water purification process.

Newly completed pool, still in the water purification process.

One side of our growing garden.

One side of our growing garden.

Good morning from Jakarta and have a good day to you all!

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  • Roving Altruist

    What a beautiful home Vaneea! Enjoy every moment, my glass is raised to you.

  • wendy

    Congratulations on your gorgeous new home. When the interior design magazines come calling, please post those photos, too!