We took the keys to our house tonight and finally got in to begin our work and renovations. A few surprises, apparently the range hood/microwave, washer/dryer were not included. On every other house we looked at the rules were anything that was bolted down stayed, and they would specify if the washer/dryer stayed. She specified that she was taking the oven, but didn't bother to mention the washer/dryer. So now we have to do a little battle to get money for the range and the realtor says the W/D is his fault, so he'll help us buy those. I feel bad hitting our realtor up for money because he's a great guy, but this was not our screw-up.
At any rate, I wanted to share a few perks. First, the wonderful rose bushes alongside the house. They climb all the way to the roof!
Some mini roses in the backyard....don't mind the trash, I picked that all up later.
A few toys I found amidst the flowers...lots of boys lived in this house. I also found a number of bottlecaps. God help me if I ever have all boys.
Brian and I celebrated by drinking some champagne - Sophia blanc de blanc from the Francis Ford Coppola line.
The house is definitely a "fixer upper." But it gives us something productive to do and we're thrilled to take on the challenge. We just wish we could do everything at once. We peeled up the downstairs carpet and the wood floors look great, so we're excited for that.
Otherwise, I think I have a new game for my blog. As we all know, I'm not a master gardener. I need Patty Ann to come out and give me some advice. The game is called "Weed or not a weed?" What's your vote?