Let the fun begin…

Hello, world!

If you’re reading this blog, it is likely you are a friend or family of either Chad or myself.  As such, you likely know about our dream of moving into Edge Hill, an 1840s plantation in Quicksburg, Virginia.  In its current state, the house is neither glamorous nor move-in ready.  Many of its original historical elements have been diligently preserved…and not much else.  On the way out is a truck stop whose office was run out of an addition built onto the original structure in the 1960s, and on the way in are Chad, myself, and our Great Dane, Afton.

I am finishing up my second year of law school at the University of Richmond this Friday (!), and after a year of living apart, Chad and I will be moving back in together for the summer.  Those of you who have seen the state of Edge Hill know that along with this transition comes the challenge of making the house liveable…with a lot of elbow grease and TLC.  See, for example, this pic from the day-after shoot with our wedding photographer in one of Edge Hill’s out buildings:

Luckily, the main house doesn’t look quite this bad and mainly craves some strong bleach and lots of scrubbing.

We are looking forward to sharing this journey with you – the ups, the downs, and the unexpected surprises.  Thanks in advance for all of your interest and advice!  Buckle your seat belts!!!

– Rachel, Chad, and Afton