Saturday, May 05, 2007

We bought a house!

I have no idea what possessed us to do it. My god, a house. Like we don't have enough to manage with a dog, a cat, 2 pigs, a cow, a goat ---sorry, that's Duck on a Bike. We have a dog, a cat, 2 girls, a yard, a business, full time jobs, and gigs on the side.

The house we live in now is well over 100 years old. The walls need painting, the carpet needs washing, the yard needs tending and the bathrooms, well they need a total overhaul. Sean spent the better part of last weekend building stairs for the porches. Soon he'll be passing the hours of this weekend continuing the project.

Another house. Good grief. I always wrinkled my nose at the people who did this, buying a second home la dee da. I have to say though, despite my reservations of maintaining another house, it really is cute. I always wanted an eat in kitchen. And real working shutters. It has a window that lets you work in the kitchen and talk to someone on the porch, just like the house I grew up in.

I feel weird telling people about it, but the thing is we were able to afford it. And the girls love it. It's a real investment in them, in their happiness and in their futures. So, a few extra curtains here, some chairs there, and voila, second home owners.


Check it out:









We'll leave a light on for you.

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11 comments:

Karly said...

LOL! You totally had me going. For a minute there, after I read the "we were able to afford it" I immediately hated you. And then I saw the pictures and couldn't stop giggling.

Its a gorgeous house by the way!

chelle said...

hehe the new place is awesome!

Colleen said...

hahaha. We plan on buying our "second home" this summer. Zoe's old enough to go live on her own a bit! I really like your new house... I think I'll try to get one just like it!

Anonymous said...

Good Lord! I was heartbroken that you guys were gonna move out of town just as we were finally moving in...
KF & KG

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Damselfly said...

Wow, that's amazing! You must have some agent. Cute bungalow style!

Kelly said...

I assume this new house of yours has a 24/7 open bar? Because I am so there....

KHS said...

You TOTALLY HAD me! Congratulations!
Karen in San Diego

Lara said...

ooh, can i come live in that house, too? it looks to have plenty of room! :)

karla said...

Very Funny. I was all like, what the heck? They want to live in two homes? Why would you want to do that?

The curb appeal is fantastic. And the columns on the front porch make it look so grand.

Colleen said...

Hi! I searched back through your posts to find the pictures of your little house again. We were looking to buy Zoe one for her birthday and I just wanted to get your opinion on this little one with the porch. Do you love it? Do you wish you had gotten one with more space inside? Do both girls fit inside at one time? Is it big enough that they'll still enjoy it as they both get bigger? I think I'm fretting over this house purchase as much as I would a "real" house. lol HELP!