So, it took me a bit longer to get this up than I had hoped and I hope it doesn't take too long for the page to load. I had to resist the urge to point out EVERYTHING we want to change and all the trinkets and whatnots I have planned for all the sparse bits, but whatever. Here it is. Our new digs.
So, we'll start the nickel tour from the street. We are told that there are lots of perennials, so we're looking forward to the sprung of spring to see what we have. The porch is very quaint and our Amish/Adirondack furniture looks great on it (right next to the giant Staples box which I neglected to bring in the house before I took the picture).
This is the view of the back of the house, taken from behind the garage. Note the giant hot tub, a minor snafu in our contract negotiations. As I recall, it went something like this:
Sellers Ex-husband: "Yo, the hot tub is excluded in the price of the house, unless, of course, you wanna give me boat loads of money for it."
Poor Buyer's Husband: "Like, dude, we don't want your giant, budget-sucking hot tub, so you can load it up and take it with you."
Fast forward 3 excruciating months to the final walk through:
Poor Buyer's Husband: "Mmmm...that looks suspiciously like a giant hot tub on the deck."
Sellers Ex-husband: "Like, yeah...I'll be back for it when the weather warms up and my homeys can help me get it off the deck."
Poor Buyer's Husband: "Eh, well...no. You and your posse have until April 1st to haul it outta here. After that, me and the missus are going to do dirty things in it."
It's April 1st, suckah!!
Or something like that.
The entrance. Office behind me (not pictured...will be included in a riveting before and after montage this weekend) and living room to the left.
Corner of living room...surrounded by lots of stuff that still needs to be hung. Like Vinnie.
Looking at the family room from the kitchen.
Family room (no before pic, but the back wall was dark green and the side walls were white). Taken from the kitchen.
Kitchen sink side of island.
Fridge side of island. Hallway to the left leads to laundry room, powder room and garage.
Close up of kitchen border...lovingly painted by aforementioned ex-husband's sister-in-law, less lovingly named "one moose, many meese" by Poor Buyers and promptly put on the to-do-list (will be painted the same color as family room).
Where the magic is supposed to happen (our room, folks). Now THAT is green...and on the chopping block.
Maggie's room. Very blue, but fortunately matches her new comforter. Relegated to the "when-we-get-to-it" painting list.
Libby's room...blue does NOT match her comforter, but also sits solidly on the same list as her sister's. The cloud curtains will also be replaced.
Jack's room...inspired by dead critters and the desire to be invisible. An actual dead animal (one of Steve's deer) is planned for over the headboard, but they may wait until Mom and Dad leave (not sure how they'd feel about an animal watching them sleep).
The kids part of the basement.
Steve's part of the basement.
Eh...my part of the basement?
Not pictured in the interest of, well, interest are two and half baths and a laundry room.
Yawn. I'm tired. Tour's over.
*** Edited to add that the colors are a little off. The family room is actually a bit darker, grayish-green. And our bedroom is decidedly aqua-marine greenier...if that's possible. And Steve is already itching to finish the basement.