Thursday, May 24, 2007


It's been a long two weeks, but as of yesterday, we officially got the house. There were inspections and requests for repairs, and addendums to this and extensions to that. There was a tub with a broken jet (a jetted tub!) that I was refusing to back down from and various repair quotes sought. Somehow, it all came together. Here is our cute little new house. The current plan is to build a two car garage with a screened in porch in the back. We'll let you know as the plans progress. The front:

The view from the front porch:

The view to the side:

Do you get the theme?

Lucy loves it (at the botancial gardens):

And I do too:

We close on the house in about a month, so I have only a few short weeks to pick out my new paint colors! And the house isn't as small as it looks. There are actually 4 decent sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a huge laundry room and extra playroom. Plus, a tuck under garage that will be used as our workshop/studio. I think it's even slightly bigger than our previous house.

Friday, May 11, 2007

House Hunters

It's starting to warm up here in Atlanta, getting a little bit humid and sticky. Just a little, not too bad, yet. We've been spending all of our time looking at houses online, driving around looking at houses, calling our realtor and going inside houses, thinking about houses, stressing about houses and then stressing some more. We just couldn't find anything we really liked. We viewed plenty of beautiful homes that most normal people would fall in love with, but all we saw were $$$ signs, big empty rooms, pool and tennis clubs and finely manicured lawns. But, unwilling to give up, I actually found something no one would ever think existed in this suburban Atlanta sprawl. A small hilly community, frozen in time, with lots of trees, eclectic homes, two small lakes and a place where everyone seems to know each other. We made an offer on a home today, so we'll see if we can both come to an agreement. The town is called Mountain Park, and for those familiar with the area, it's within the Roswell city limits. The house is basically a renovated cottage. Once everything goes through, I'll post a photo or two. We are very excited!

Lucy has regressed back to two naps a day. Two LONG beautiful naps. She's back on more antihistamines, but its helped with all her allergies tremendously.

We had a friend in town last weekend and we all met at Turner Field for some home town Atlanta Braves baseball. The seventh inning stretch was complete with a rendition of God Bless America, followed by Thank God I'm a Country Boy by John Denver and then finally, Take Me Out To The Ballgame. Seriously. No shit. Ken and I could barely keep it together. We aren't in Minnesota anymore.