Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I was going to hold back on this until October, but I'm bubbling over! I just can't hold back anymore, I'm so excited!

In 17 days, for the first time in our lives, Shaune and I will become HOMEOWNERS!

We got our mortgage approval last night. The inspections are completed and everything's fine -- the few cosmetic issues, my hubby knows how to fix. Of course, the bathroom could use renovation, as any older home would, if anyone feels like a Fix-It and wants to help! Now we just have to pack and wait for closing.

There's hardwood floors thoroughout (except the kitchen, with laminate)... and these built-in bookcases in the living room are to die for. My house looks like a library. That's a good thing, because I already have so many books, and my wish list is even longer!

The kitchen was renovated just a couple of years ago. I love how the cabinets go all the way up to the 10' ceilings. There's even a built-in desk in the kitchen with more bookshelves -- can anyone say, Cookbook Collection?! The only thing that's missing is a dishwasher. I've gotten a little spoiled (alright, entirely spoiled) by having one where we've lived in the past. But, there is a place for one and running a hook-up wouldn't be too challenging, come spring. I've just got to make friends with handwashing between now and then.

There's so much more I didn't get pictures of. There's a full basement, unfinished, with some brilliant storage solutions already built in. 2 big bedrooms with giant closets. The foundation is all brick and in great shape. Considering it's in-town, the lot's a good size, and the beautiful community park is a half mile up the road. Within walking distance, there's multiple convenience stores and restaurants, a Wal-greens 24hr pharmacy, and an Urgent Care center (non-emergency medical facility run by the local hospitals) that's in our insurance network.

I still wish we had found property outside of town where we could begin a small homestead, but alas, now isn't the time. This is our perfect starter home. Can't wait for October 8!


Gillian said...

Oh Jenny, how exciting! I love the bookcases by the fireplace - perfect! Congratulations :D

Sarah Jane said...

YAAYYY!!! I am thrilled for you guys!!! It looks like a dear and lovely home and can I add I am jealous of your kicthen? :) What fun you will have putting it in order and making it "yours" - paint away! Any color you want! :) I can't wait to hear more and see what you will do as you settle in. What a blessing!!!

Jenny P. said...

Thank you both! PS: If you're ever in the area, you are absolutely required to come over for dinner. And yes, Sarah, there's plenty of places for your inquisitive little boys to play :)

Emily G. said...

Yay! That's so exciting. I LOVE all the places for books. I have boxes of books in storage because though we bought shelves when we moved in here we don't have room for all the shelves we'd need this point. That is such a neat solution, the built in ones. I am so jealous of your kitchen. The cabinets! The counterspace! Way more of both than I have. I don't have a dishwasher either. It doesn't bother me. I think it's all a matter of what you are used to. Just make sure you like the smell of your dish soap and you'll do fine. And keep a bottle of lotion nearby the sink in winter.
Have loads of fun making your new home! I am looking forward to hearing more.

Joanna said...

How exciting!

How was Fabric Savvy 2? We don't have it.

I wish there was a book that actually had swatches in it, then I could feel it and learn to recognize it that way. One of the hard things in the book is that I'm so unfamiliar with fabrics that I can't tell which piece in the displayed ensemble is actually made of the fabric. (not to mention the, um, unsightliness of the pieces in general :-)

Organizing Mommy said...

Yeah!! Praise the Lord!! So happy for you on all accounts!