Yesterday we closed on the house! It was really a pretty easy home purchasing process in the end. We now have keys and had fun running around all the empty rooms yesterday. The kids and I went over this morning to open the door for the guy to measure for carpet and we plan to wait to move in until it has been installed.
We also have a lot of painting to do and I'm going to need to start a list to prioritize other projects.
I am not good at taking pictures of inside rooms, so I'll post any good photos I take over the next few weeks and see if they fit together to show most of the house.
Front step with the pumpkins that our realtor gave us at the closing for the kids. Kids have been happily playing in leaves every time we are over there. (Nice 1976 inspired door, right?)
Partial view of the front. The top is siding and the lower part is brick.
The kids are so excited about the house. They both seem to love it and run around like wild people when we are there.
This will be M.G.'s room. Everyone who has seen an interior photo has wondered about those stripes. But, as predicted, M.G. was very pleased. "They are wild and I am wild. It is the perfect room." We are using veto power and the stripes will be painted over. She has picked vibrant, bright colors of blue, pink, or yellow for us to choose from... the talks continue.
This afternoon we'll pay for our carpet and find out the installation time line. We're very fortunate that all the Grandparents have offered to help paint and watch the kids so that hopefully we can move in before Thanksgiving!
I'm wondering if it would be strange to take the kids trick-or-treating in that neighborhood, since technically we don't know anyone there. We'd have our light on and hand out candy too... but perhaps we're too new. I don't even know the rules or times for this town... must figure that out!