We actually went and saw the house again two days ago, and I’m just now posting pictures. Blame it on morning sickness. The good news is that we still really like the house. It’s just as big as we remembered it being, which is to say, not huge but very good. We still feel great about it. The realtor did tell us, however, that we won’t close everything until next Wed-Fri. Ugh. So that means we won’t get to move for another two weeks…one week to wait on paperwork and one week to prep the house and the move. We don’t have too much to do to the place. We need to paint a couple of the bedrooms and get an electrician to update the electrical outlets. We need to get a stove and a fridge. We need to get the phone turned on. Nate has already got that scheduled…sometime within a month they said. NOt bad. Especially since we won’t even be moving for two weeks. Now that we have an address we got cell phones, too. So things are very, very slowly inching forward. In some ways actually living in our own home is starting to feel like this mirage in the desert, but the rational part of me keeps reminding myself that it is really going to happen. You know, someday.
Anyhow, a few pictures for you all, starting with the outside:
The neighbors on each side:
And as we were waiting for the realtor, a car drove up and dropped off a woman and a little girl just Ellie’s size who went in that gate in the first picture. Just the thought that a little girl Ellie’s age might live next door brought tears to my eyes. The view from the front door:
Across the street is just a big open field with a bunch of old construction junk piled in it. Interesting. Here’s the view inside the front gate…that’s the duplex straight ahead.
Here’s the parking area:
These are of the duplex. You can see how new it all is. The stairs are just within the bounds of kid safety…
And only a couple of the house, mostly because the realtor rushed us a little and I couldn’t take many. Partially, too, because inside pictures of an empty place are kind of difficult to take. But here’s the tile in our bathroom and the lovely sky blue color of our entry room and living/dining room:
You can see from the pictures that the house is not as new and shiny as the duplex, but it’s still in pretty good shape with unobjectionable tile everywhere and fresh paint in the main rooms. We can’t wiat to actually live there (and then I’ll try to take some better pictures, too).