Finally! The kids are in bed, the dog and cat are napping in the living room while I type, and I have a chance to put together a post about the new house.
We began house hunting a couple of months ago. The first house we went to see was a beautiful old farm house surrounded by lovely red outbuildings and a huge barn. Patch loved the barn.
Unfortunately, while the one hundred thirty year old house had obviously had many renovations, there was one problem that we couldn't ignore... none of the floors were level.
After seeing many others that often reminded me of the stereotypical stories you hear about online dating ("This looks absolutely nothing like it did in the pictures! Were those pictures taken twenty years ago?"), we came across a newer house and fell in love.
And it has central air. Do you know how hard it is to find houses for sale with central air here? Amid the houses we saw, houses with central air were few and far between. After almost four years in a house with one air conditioned room (downstairs) that central air was a major selling point.
The house is supposed to close in less than a week now and I'm impatiently awaiting the day when we can begin to move into a place with a finished basement and a huge yard, with lots of room to play:
Here's the downstairs:
And the upstairs:
It needs to be Maggie proof. If that's physically possible.