Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Today is THE day!!!! I know I have been holding out on you all but like I said in my other post, time just doesn't exist lately. If you haven't already noticed my ticker above (it seems that one of you, Alberta, has hawk eyes), today is the possession date of our new house :o) Yes, DH and I are homeowners again! WOOHOO!

After weeks of searching, looking and following up leads, our realtor (you're awesome M!) called us about this little gem. We are the first house on the left -

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A little plain on the outside, yes, but we have plans to make this "the" cutest house on the block ;o)

Under all that awful vinyl siding, our house has character. Not only do we have water and sewage (long story!), but we even have a little garage -

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You'll laugh at the size of our yard because we've gone from a 4 acre plot to the size of a postage stamp. LOL! We love it though and DH has already been carefully planning the landscaping. Just to give you an idea just how small we're talking, DH picked up one of these the other day -

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No, we're not on the water like we wanted to be BUT just a stone's throw away is the ocean and a five minute drive will take you to a white sandy beach :o) I can walk the dogs down to a beautiful park where we can sit and watch the boats going out of the marina. We're also going to have neighbours. Close neighbours. DH and I aren't used to this so it will be a test to just how friendly we will have to be. LOL!

The inside of the house was the real clincher. The person we bought it from had totally gutted it and re-did the whole thing. It's just gorgeous! I can't show you too many pictures yet because the ones I have show their possessions but I can give you a sneak peek ;o) Here's part of the kitchen -

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The whole downstairs is painted a sage green and I love it! We have porcelain tile going from the front door, through the kitchen and into the back entrance. The living room and dining room have hardwood floors but they are being replaced with hardwood floors, hopefully this coming week. Yup, you heard me right...hardwood for hardwood. The color they have in there now is red and doesn't go with anything that we have so I thought it was only logical to change it! Just don't bring up the subject with DH ;o)

Here's a picture of the upstairs bathroom -

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It's painted a lovely light grey. Yes, GREY DH, GREY! Do you know how hard it is to find nice grey towels and at a reasonable price????

So, tomorrow I have our new appliances being delivered :o) I'm hoping against all hope that our hardwood flooring will be in by tomorrow at the very latest so it can get installed before next week because on May 26, all our stuff that we stored will be delivered. We'll also have the new dining room table/chairs and server coming that day. The only thing we're waiting to hear on is the rest of the furniture.

I did the walk through this morning and now I'm just sitting here waiting for the money to be transferred over so I can pick up the key. The car is loaded with cleaning supplies so I'm good to go when the call comes in :o)


28 comments:

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Looks like a lovely spot to plant yourself and bloom!

Barb said...

Very nice new home. Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

Daffycat said...

OMG! How much fun is that! The new house looks awesome. I like a small yard...less mowing time. I am looking forward to seeing pictures when you are all moved in! (hint-hint)

Better send me your new address. Again, lol!

Lori-Ann said...

Congratulations! The place looks great and I'm sure you will be happy there.

Annie said...

Congrats on graduating to Happy Homeowner! Looks like a delightful place to settle.

Alberta said...

Congratulations on your new home! It looks incredible...gem is the right word!I'm sure that as the seasons pass you will come to appreciate the joys of town water/sewage!

Just think...smaller yard to maintain and beautify should equate into more time stitching on that cute little sun deck!!!

Enough from me, go and celebrate this new beginning! CHEERS!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations Cathey!!!! Your new house looks great!

Chiloe said...

Wohoo !!! What a great news iii I'm so happy for you !!! It's true: this house is in desesperate needs of flowers ;-) Is Brie happy to get a new home? I hope you'll show us the tiny garden ;-)

Karen said...

looks great hope you will both be happy there

Rachel S said...

I love it. That deck is great. And the kitchen is beautiful. Congratulations! And, with the grey bathroom, you can pick another color that goes. My grandmother had a grey bathroom, and we had navy blue and beige. It went. The possibilities are endless.

Congratulations.

brokenfairy said...

Have loads of fun making that house your home!! Makes me wanna move again!! Oh yes somewhere near a beach as well!!

zoomcity said...

Congratulations! It looks and sounds wonderful. I'm so happy for the two of you. :o)

Nancy said...

WHOO HOO!!! Party at Cathey's house!! ;o)
Congratulations to you & the DH! I can't wait to see it with your belongings in it - it's going to look awesome, I'm sure!

Ranae said...

Congratulations!!!
It looks great. I love the sage green color.
My DD her bathroon is grey, she has black and pink which her hubby is not too thrilled with lol. It looks nice though.
Have fun

Kim D Messick said...

I'm happy dancing for you! You are going to be one busy lady! LOVE the lawnmower -lol!

~Tammy said...

Probably the cutest house ever! Congratulations on your new home.

Hugs

Harmien said...

Happy cleaning... LOL!! May it be a happy home filled with love for you and your family!

WendyCarole said...

congratulations it looks wonderful

Ginnie said...

It looks a really nice house to make your own !!

Sharon said...

Congratulations Cathey! It looks wonderful-love the kitchen. I can't wait to see more pictures when you guys get settled!

Mel said...

Congrats!
It's such a cute place. :)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous house! (((Congrats Cathey)))

Christine said...

Congratulations! I was wondering about the ticker. Enjoy making it yours!

Lili said...

Oh my! It's such a beautiful house! The perfect love nest for the cutest couple!
Big gardens mean loads of work... no regret...
And the sea is very close indeed!
I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!
Lots of hugs,
Lili

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your new house! It looks wonderful :) Big lawn = big work, so a small lawn means that you'll have more time to spend doing fun stuff.

Our bathroom is grey, too. The color seems to be more popular now, and I have seen grey towels in quite a few places. The good thing is that it is neutral, and you can pair it with most any other color.

kimstitch3 said...

congrats, your house looks really cute, I can see it will be easy to make it "yours" too, Take care,Kimberly

Suzanne said...

What a darling little house! May you be very happy there.

Renee said...

How AWESOME!!!!!! I love your new house!!!! Congrats!!!!