Well, after years of waiting and weeks of anxiety whether I'd get it or not, it seems to be mine. Mine, I tell you, mine!
Well, mine and the bank's. God willing I'm around in 30 years and hale and hearty enough to enjoy owing it outright.
I expect--and hope--to see photos of how we change it from being mine to being mine.
Here are a few photos of a walkthrough we did several weeks ago so we can keep track of how it slowly gets (hopefully) transformed.
|This is the front room, which is rather small, and I could do without the fireplace, actually. I doubt I'll use it, but it's there. This room will probably be my studio/office.|
|The kitchen has been totally redone, and although the backsplash hasn't been well grouted, that's easy to remedy and is at the top of the to-do list. Appliances are all new, and while I wouldn't have chosen black, it is what is.|
|Trying to decide where to put what, although we know that it'll take a bit of shifting to put 2300 sf of stuff into a much smaller 1300 sf house.|
|This is from the passthrough that leads to the hallway, showing the kitchen, the "dining" area, and the poorly-laid tile. the bright spot to the right is from a sliding door to the back yard.|
|The refrigerator, which is currently in a pod and has been for a month, goes here.|
|Eventually we hope to have hops growing on this arbor-ish thing. The paint is badly peeling, though, so we'll need to do that soon, hopefully before winter.|
|So very much to do, but hopefully I'll have plenty of time to do it. Now all I need is the money!|
Yes, I look very tired. It's been a long summer, band not in the good way.
I can't wait to get the keys and start moving in! This has been a very difficult summer, but it'll be worth it once we can settle into a house that does not belong to someone else. We can paint, pull carpet up, remove shower doors, install pet doors, tear out grass, build raised beds, whatever we want. It's mine.