Monday, February 2, 2009


Our closing last Thursday (Jan. 29) lasted about an hour. The sellers are such nice people. They brought a two-page history of the house written by a lady who called it home for 60 years, Suzanne. Suzanne sold the house to the sellers we purchased it from and Mike and I make up the third family to own the home. If I get really ambitious this week, then I will type up Suzanne's account here. It is such a nice thing to have for our home.

The first thing I brought to the house was for the front porch. The neighborhood had to know we had arrived (See below):

The sellers left a nice surprise for us in the kitchen:

Thursday evening brought many firsts. We had our first meal (thank you Sheetz). Mike's was a bbq sandwich and mine was a hotdog with ketchup and cheese:

We had our first house guests. Alex and Jack brought along Sam and Bobbi to check out the place. Here are Alex and Jack:
Mike insisted on staying in the house that night, so we had some things to move.
With Jay's help, we moved our beds and the big brown couch. The guys actually got it upstairs and it fits into the room we want to call our "TV/Family Room." So exciting.
Here are Mike and Jay on Thursday evening:

Here is the Big Brown Couch!!! (with Mike, Diane and Jason) We are going to do something about that awful paneling:
Rachel and another Jay helped move a carload of crap over: Mom and dad came up on Friday evening and then we did a little furniture shopping on Saturday. Mike and I picked out a dining set and some night stands, but the real deal was a chair for the living room. On Saturday evening, I created a little peaceful corner of the living room so Mike could relax for a while. Here is our new chair with Mike relaxing in it:
But how relaxing could it be? This was what he was looking at (and it has gone from bad to worse since the pic was taken):
I'm afraid to even look at the kitchen. Here is its current state:
Dad has many projects in his mind for our new house. This wasted space in the kitchen is going to get an overhaul that includes more cabinetry and counterspace.
Come see us soon!


  1. YAY!! So exciting. I can't wait to come up and see it!

  2. Love it! Can't wait to see it! Let me know about Tuesday/Wednesday (weather permitting) -- just tell me what you need!

  3. Everything looks great! My favorite pic has to be the pic of Mike relaxing, followed by his view! haha But I thought it was absolutely adorable that you had a vase of flowers on the side table!! :) A little beauty amid all the clutter!

  4. ah, the brown boxes. they contain more than dishware and linens -- they also carry hopes. (one day we'll get all ours cleared up.) sweet of the former owners to include a welcome gift. congratulations, guys! have fun!

  5. looking better than Mike's room with his parents...