Home Sweet Home – Jason and I have joined the ranks of home owners!
Whoa! Look at that cutey of a house! Those big windows are mirrored on the back with another set that look out on the back yard!
For the past 2 1/2 months Jason and I have been working towards home ownership. While this is definitely made possible through his job and not mine, I’ve contributed a lot with loads of running around, research, and now packing and cleaning, which is pretty important to a good happy home.
Looking from the corner of the backyard you can see the addition that wasn’t visible from the front. That’s the master bedroom and master bath. We never thought we would be afford a 3 bedroom, 2 bath kind of place.
It’s been really stressful and honestly, if you would have asked me last Friday, I would have told you that none of us thought it was going to happen – even our real estate agent. We still didn’t have our closing date… and Friday was the day we were supposed to be closing.
Monday morning Jason bolted into the bedroom and woke me up: “Guess what?” “whaat?” (mostly asleep still). “Lisa called! We are closing on Wednesday!” What! 2 days notice for closing. I’m happy, but wow. We busted our butts and got everything together. And by Wednesday night we spent our first night in our new home.
Whoa! Look at that big back yard (which makes me think of this magazine I used to get as a kid, haha). Our lot, back and front included, is a little over a 1/4 acre, holy moly! Love it!
We have 1 month to move out of our apartment, so we are going to do a few things each day. We both are really slammed with work right now – I do have the book that needs finishing by September 1st! It’s coming along, but has a long way to go.
Our first Home Ownership Experience
You see that tube snaking to the drain there? Yep. Well, that’s the sump pump drain tube thing-a-ma-jig. Last night we had are first home ownership experience. Our second night here, the sump pump stops working at 1:30am. And by 2am it was starting to overflow the pit. You know, I hate Walmart. I really prefer not to shop there. But last night, being able to run to walmart at 1:30am in the morning and get a sump pump and hooks ups was pretty great. Our basement would have flooded by this morning and there would not have been a thing we could do about it.
We handled it pretty well and everything is running smoothly – and flood free in our basement now. Hooray! Now on to other things like mowing the lawn for the first time.
After searching the classifieds we found a great lawn mower that was refurbished by a retired guy who liked doing it for fun. Perfect! It was about 50% the price it would have been new and everything we needed.
I only have my 55mm lens on the camera and need to unpack my other lenses. I’ll take some nice photos of the inside – super cute – tomorrow and post those over the weekend. I’ll post some pictures of my garden plot at the organic farm too. It will be a homey weekend here on Craft Leftovers, then Monday will be back to some crafty fun – the July Craft Leftovers Swap!
See you all soon and have a great weekend!