I forgot to tell you all, we settled on the issues with the siding and the house. We are closing at the end of the month. Once we close I will flood the blog with pictures of our new home, and all of my plans for it, and I’ll complain about something, or a lot of things. But for now let me verbally paint the picture.
Four bedrooms, two and a half bath two story Suburban Home. Nice neighborhood, dead end street. Flat back yard!!, a two car garage and here is the wild thing. We will have the same next door neighbors.
Right now we live about four blocks away from the “new house”. next to our rental house is a family that is a second marriage. Dad has three kids, Mom has two kids, they are a wonderfully blended family. The two youngest kids I have mentioned before in this blog, they have come over to play with Ryan and me. We are working on Ryan’s play kitchen together, and we sometimes hang out. Well their Dad actually lives next door to the “new” house. How crazy, so we already have friends! I’m very excited about this, because as I mentioned before, I love these two. When we were possibly not going to get the house, I joked with Micah that he should call Mark our next door neighbor, and ask him where his ex-wife lives, because we are still in the market for a house. It was funnier in person, I guess.
Back to the house:
The first floor is the living room, dining room, family room, and eat in kitchen, along with a powder room. Yep a powder room!!!!, oh and a pantry. What, what…..
There is a full basement, it is divided in to three rooms, one large room, one smaller room/office, and a laundry/storage room. The big room may one day become a family space, but for now it will be a huge playroom/therapy room for Ryan. Micah will take the smaller room as his office. One day we might switch them, but for now that is the plan.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, a full bath, and a master bath, plus a linen closet!!! Of the three regular bedrooms, Ryan is going to go in the one that shares a wall with our bedroom so that we can hear her, and because it has the most wall space. We are putting a twin bed up for her and her crib. Because of her climbing, she can’t be near the window in either bed, so this is the best room for her. The other two rooms each have two walls with windows and a wall with two closets. What is that you ask, and abundance of storage, why yes, yes it is!!!
The best part, is that we have a master bathroom and a laundry shoot. I’m in freaking laundry and private bathroom time Nirvana over here.
There will also be a dedicated guest room (Welcome family and friends, we have a room for you)!, and the other bedroom will be my craft room. Maybe one day it will be a little boy’s room, or maybe it will remain a craft room. In the last few years I have learned that planning your life out is useless, we’re taking what comes our way.
Here she is: