No, I didn't just kill a juvenile delinquent, and I don't wish to dissect him.
Sorry. I just watched Bones while I was working out. It puts you into that dissecting and murdering state of mind, I guess.
I'm-a show you the inside of our soon-to-be-house! We've gone there roughly 72 billion times in the past week to get measurements, meet contractors, tell the contractors what we want to do, have contractors measure stuff, listen to Gage mess with some old 1979 air filter in the bathroom, listen to Gage open and slam shut that big outlet that you can, like, put some kind of hose on and vacuum your whole house with, etc., etc. I know my friend Em's mom had one of those vacuum thingeys. Where does the dust go when you use those? Any idea? I always knew when Em's mom was vacuuming, because it was looud. I could hear it across the street.
Anywho, are you ready for the tour? Here it is. And I'll tell you what we might do with our limited budget. We've been crunching a whole lotta numbers. And for those of you who hate to look at houses, this post will not be your favorite. But I have several friends who loooooove to look at houses who will enjoy this immensely.
Kay. Here's the front of the house:
To the right of the driveway is a little strip of garden that belongs to our property:
I can't wait to get in there and dig all that crap out and plant some bulbs or something. Yeee!
There are some damaged pieces of wood and some peeling paint:
As you walk up to the front door, behind you, you see a breezeway that leads into the backyard. We might need to make a little gate there or something to keep our three-year-old safely inside the back:
In front of you, you see the stairway leading downstairs:
Look, there's a coat closet. AN ACTUAL COAT CLOSET. We haven't had one of those in six years:
To the right are two bedrooms. We thought we'd put the Two Littles in these rooms. Kid's bedroom #1 (Micah has called this one):
Oh, and here is the kids' upstairs bathroom. All of the bathrooms have been updated and look so cool:
If you go further in, you see this dining room (the dark bamboo will run through here):
Let's go downstairs, shall we?
We're putting new carpet on the stairs - matching the carpet in the Two Littles' rooms:
The cement is painted. I don't have anything against painted cement, as long as it has some kind of heated subflooring under it. Where this doesn't, Ben thinks we should just carpet the whole thing.
Behind where Ben is standing in that picture is where we're going to frame in a bedroom for Dylan. And Ben wants to put drywall over the wood paneling and paint it.
There will be a hallway running to the left of Dylan's room that will lead to the bathroom that he and Sadie will share:
Sadie's room is kind of on the other side of the mass of red cement. It will also be carpeted that same color of carpet that will be throughout the house:
At the base of the stairs to the right is going to be my craft room. Ben's actually drywalling and carpeting a craft room for me. Because he's a rock star:
We still aren't even close to closing. The contractors have to give us their bids, and then we choose the contractors, and then we submit that paperwork, and then we can start the process of closing, which will still take 30 to 45 days. And only after it officially closes can the contractors do their work. For reals, yo. So we have awhile to wait yet.
In the meantime, we'll be prepping our own house to sell. More on that later.