Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Since I know you were all wondering, I thought I would fill you on on how Mike & I celebrated Valentine's Day. I had to work both jobs that day so I didn't even see Mike. But on Wednesday night I stopped by his house after church & he gave me these beautiful roses. He likes to do things a little differently, hence the colors. "Red is boring b/c that's what every guy gets for his girl," he says. So I got lavender & pink roses & my they were beautiful! He also gave me a couple very funny, very sweet cards (that's one of them propped up on the vase in the picture). So, we both worked too hard on Valentine's Day & then we celebrated on Friday night. Mike picked me up (he's very old school about that & I love it!) & we went out to dinner at this wonderful Japanese restaurant. We had some sushi & some other good stuff & then we bummed around town running some errands (I know - so romantic!). Then we went back to his house for dessert - he had made this beautiful Oreo Cheesecake - say it with me people, YUM!
All in all, it was quite the satisfactory holiday. I know that some people consider it to be a Hallmark made occasion, but Valentine's Day was around long before Hallmark.
At least I think so (I haven't actually researched it). But I think it's fun to do something a little special. We didn't go nuts & spend tons of money; in fact, I haven't actually delivered my gift to Mike yet. I'm supposed to cook him dinner & our schedules & my ridiculous illness has put the kibosh on those plans. But I'm going to do it soon! Maybe even in my own kitchen!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This is in the basement where the washer & dryer hook ups are.
Another basement shot. I was impressed with how clean & dry the basement was. And it's a full basement so that adds a lot of storage space. I thought it would be a great place to work out if I could get a treadmill or an elliptical someday. The ceilings are a little low so I decided that aerobics down there are not a good idea - unless I want bloody knuckles!
This one is taken from the dining room into the living room and that is the front door. I love the old woodwork & the columns. And of course I love the hardwood floors!
Another living room shot with my parentals checking it out.
And this is the bedroom. Of course the sheers & powder blue flowery wall paper would have to go. But that's no big deal. In fact, the only things I think I would need to change about the whole place are wall paper/painting issues. And that equals no big deal.
The bathroom has a shower instead of a tub shower. Kinda sad, but who has time to soak anyway?
The stove & refrigerator are included in the sale of the home. The stove is gas (which I have never used in my entire life). I've heard that they are the best. Anyone have any opinion on that one? My boss told me today that he has a newer flat top electric stove that he could sell me. There is an outlet that would accomodate an electric stove. Something to think about. Seriously let me know if you think gas is better & why.
I love this built in cabinet dealie. There is also a big pantry like cabinet around the corner (which is good because there is very limited cabinet/counter top space.
I know what you're all thinking - this house is perfect because the kitchen is decorated in sunflowers! And yes, sunflowers are one of my very favorite flowers, but no, I do not want them dancing all over my kitchen walls!
So that's a brief tour of the house I am hoping to buy. I will hopefully be able to get the mortgage application turned in & approved this week. My uncle's uncle is the one who owned the home & sadly he passed away last week. That puts us in different territory as far as the legality of the situation. He left no will & his sister's authority as power of attorney ceased at the time of death. Now the estate will go into probate. I really have no idea what all of this truly means but I think it translates into waiting a lot longer for the sale to be final. I will keep you all posted!