Friday, April 19, 2013


The sellers' bank finally got all their ducks in a row, and it looks like we'll be taking possession of the house on May 15th.  (Yay!) We've lots to do before then--well and septic and house inspection, lining up painters and choosing colors, figuring out what goes where before the moving truck shows up, and so on.

In the meantime, here are the promised pictures:

The first view of the house as you drive up the driveway.
A closer look at the front door.

The view from the front door back down the driveway to the road.
And, last but not least, the current fenced backyard.  It will be the puppies' haven until we learn about acre fencing.

That's it for now.  I don't feel comfortable posting pics of the inside until we actually take possession.  Not to mention until it gets painted--right now it's a truly disturbing gray color.

One of the many things that we love about it is that it sits on just under three acres at the end of a cul-de-sac.  (Plenty of privacy for outdoor rituals!)  We also love the main floor owners' suite with french doors out to the back yard.  (Great for letting the dogs out early in the morning.)  The stonework fireplaces in both the family room and the owners' suite are fabulous, despite the fact they won't get much use here in Central Texas.  And the kitchen has recently been upgraded, so we won't have to do it ourselves.  (This would be the FOURTH house in which we'd have had to do that.)

That's not to say that we don't already have plenty of plans for improvements!  Besides fencing the entire property and paining the interior, we want to add a larger deck, pool, and outdoor kitchen, since so much of life down here takes place outdoors!

I can't wait to get started!


suenestnature said...

Gorgeous! Does this mean we can come visit soon? Is it warmer there than here? We are going down to minus seven tomorrow which strikes me as silly in late April.

CousinLinda said...

Thanks, Sue! You guys know you can come visit anytime. We'd be thrilled!

Definitely warmer here, btw. We keep hearing about weather up there and wincing. :)

brista said...

You haven't posted in a long time! :(

CousinLinda said...

I know, Brista, I know. I'm sorry. I'm trying to get back into it. :)