Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I have a new KEY!

Part 2 of my big announcement....
As of 10am yesterday morning - I'm a HOME OWNER!! wooo hooo!
Below is the home I just purchased. It's an old country home that is going to take a lot of work, but in the end I think it'll be perfect for me.

My first 'official' house guests - Katie & Matthew who decided they needed to get up on the kitchen counter. Matthew proceeded to check every drawer and cabinet in the entire house looking for something to eat. I guess I'm going to have to get some snacks to keep there for when he comes to visit while we're working on the remodel.

Katie and Matthew were there because their father (my brother) was helping our dad replace my locks, the house didn't have dead bolts on it when I bought it but does now!

I plan to document the improvements I'm doing to my new home so be sure to check back for updates on my progress which I know will be slow, but one of these days I'll get it the way I want!

So, Katie has been a little worried for some reason about me buying a house and moving out which is one reason I invited them over as soon as I signed the papers and got the keys (other reason is so the brother could help with the locks). Couple of conversations we had yesterday:

Katie: So when you move in your new house are you ever going to go see Grand MaLou and Pappa Deaner again?

Me: Why yes, I'm only moving a mile down the road.

Katie: I just hope when you move in here you can still be my Aunt.

Me: Your father is my brother, I'll always be your Aunt no matter what house I live in.

Katie: Ohhhhhhh, thank goodness I was worried you wouldn't be my Aunt anymore.

Matthew: What kind of food did this house come with?

Me: It didn't come with food.

Matthew: WHAT? Why would you buy a house without food in it?

Me: .......... (didn't really know what to say)

Katie: When you get done with this house can I have it?

Me: Sure, why not. When I'm done I'll be sure to let you know.

I have a well along the side of the house, yesterday alone I think about $4 was thrown in it in the form of change and wishes.


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! I can't wait to see it!!!

  2. Yay!! Ditto Tamar - So so excited for you. So, you going to build your own studio? :)

  3. Studio to come in the not so near future after the house is fixed up. Since I now own 4 acres, I'm hoping someday to have a red barn beside the house which will be my studio!

  4. So happy for you, so front porch or back porch for our therapy sessions? I'll bring Joycee and Deb but hopefully you will be home so we don't have to eat ants if we are hungry:)

  5. This is so awsome!! Love the kid dio. Cant wait to see it:) And that red barn you speak of...make sure I have a desk in there :)