Monday, September 30, 2013

We have a house!



The house is ours. We closed on the 27th (my favorite number!) and got the keys the next morning. Kate was sick and Doug took her to the doctor, so Andy and I went to meet our realtor at the house.  It was the beginning of what turned out to be a very rainy few days--the sort of weather that makes you want to cocoon in a blanket and eat soup and not go anywhere at all.  Not what I would have picked for embarking on such a venture, but you can't plan these things. 



I had a guy come out and look at the bathtub (which we are hoping to get replaced), so Andy and I hung out at the house for a while, waiting for him. Andy amused himself by making letter shapes with his body in front of the reflective fireplace doors. (Here he is making a "J".)

Moving is a pain--even without torrential rain and sick kids--but we are excited about having our very own house.  Lots more space, a bedroom for Andy (who's been sleeping in our room since he was born), a garage, and a lovely little yard with flowers and birds.  There are a lot of things that need to be done on the house, but they don't have to be done all at once.  We will take our time settling in and making it ours. 

9 comments:

Heather T. said...

Yay, a house, a house! That is so exciting... =)

somebody said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful exciting thing for your family. And super congrats for getting Andy out of your bedroom. ;) We shared with each of our kids for about a year and it was way long enough.

Amy Brown said...

sorry, that last comment was mine. My son was logged into Goggle on my computer. stinker. ;)

Marci said...

Hurray! Congrats!

Helen said...

A house! A house! My kingdom for a house!

Moving is definitely a pain, but ameliorated by the excitement of an abode of one's own, I'm sure. If there's major stuff that you can manage to afford (time/money) to do before you move in, it's worth it. When I bought my Melbourne place I had it repainted and carpeted before I moved in (painting was much cheaper than the carpet, I might add; but both made a huge difference, and meant that I didn't have to worry about them later)

Doug said...

We might have to name it Holly House (due to the holly tree in the front yard right there--there's another tucked away in the backyard.)
Hey, I just realized that works in Welsh, too--Ty Celen.

Barbie Mills said...

Exciting!

Helen said...

Ty Celen works for me ... not that I know Welsh (apart from ysbyty, which amused me when I saw it while travelling and I figured out for myself what it was), but it has an authentic yet mystical ring to it, while actually having a meaningful meaning ... if you see what I mean.

scrapper al said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!