The Last Of The Inside Photo’s

I was going to go back outside today to show you the rest of our property. Then I remembered I hadn’t shown you the other set of stairs! As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have two sets of stairs to the second floor; one set goes straight to the master bedroom and the other set leads to a landing of sorts where you can access the three bedrooms and the main bathroom. The door to that set of stairs is right in the kitchen, so it’s easy access for everyone.

As you can see, these are pretty twisty stairs!

It’s funny, because I never realized how steep these stairs were until I took this picture!

Since we’re almost done, I thought I’d show you the two bathrooms we have here too. This is the downstairs bathroom/laundry room. Right now, I call it the room you don’t want to enter. It’s an absolute disaster!

And finally, this is the upstairs bathroom.

And I do believe that is the end of the inside of the house! I hope you enjoyed that tour. I’m going to continue tomorrow with the property pictures.

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I Live In A Wonderland

I woke up in a wonder-land again. I love it here. There was a heavy mist laying over all the fields again this morning. As soon as I find my camera, I’m going to get a picture of these gorgeous mornings to share with all of you.

What really made me giggle though, was my cat Boo. I was sitting here at the table reading emails and watching the mist when Boo, my little black and white kitty came tearing out of nowhere. He scooted across the road and up the tree like the devil himself was after him. He was just playing and having fun, but boy was it funny. You would have had to see it to fully appreciate the humour though. 😉

We’re just about finished the interior of the house. Today is my daughter’s bedroom. Like my son’s room, it’s a bit of a mess. It doesn’t need any immediate work, but with her being 13, it always looks like a bomb went off inside!

As you can see, her room is long and narrow. She loves it, though. And her canopy bed fits perfectly in the far corner, which is something we weren’t sure would work or not.

And there’s that bomb! Why, oh, why can’t teenagers clean their rooms?

 

That’s it for today. Like I said, we’re just about done the inside of the house. I hope you enjoyed the pics!

They Grow Them Big Around Here!

I’ve noticed that the critters of the insect variety seem to grow bigger here than where we lived before. First that spider from yesterday. Today we hav ethree of the biggest mosquito hawks I’ve ever seen flying around the house. I’m ok with them, they’re going to eat up the nasty little critters that are eating our son alive. But big! Holy jumpin’ Jehosephats I’ve never seen them as big as these!

Today we’re heading ito my son’s room. This room needs a bit of work. For some reason, one of the previous owners pulled up whatever flooring was there, put down plywood and painted it. So, it needs to be redone. I’m not sure why when the rest of the rooms upstairs besides the master bedroom were carpeted, they didn’t do this one. I’m thinking we’ll put down laminate flooring though. Our son has allergies so no carpet is good for him.

 This is of course, my son enjoying his new room. He has no furniture or anything on this day, but he’s having fun none the less!

Right beside the window you can see a little bookcase. Both of the kids rooms have them. I absolutely love them. They are built right into the wall. Very unique!

 

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An Unexpected Visitor

There are two things in this world that will make me scream like a girl. One is heights. The other is spiders. So, you can imagine how pleased I was when my son showed me this:

It’s a bit hard to see in this picture exactly how huge this spider is. To give you a better idea, the abdomen is about the size of a loonie. Add on the legs and you’ve got a better picture.

It lives up on the inside part of my front porch roof, over my rocking chair. I can’t even go out and sit for fear that it will drop on my lap and people will start calling me Little Miss Muffet! It’s really, truly a horrible thing. I don’t want to kill it either, because it’s just doing it’s thing, hanging out eating mosquito’s. But, look at the thing! It’s so….creepy!

Maybe I should take it a peace offering and make friends with it.

Almost Done

In some ways, we’re almost done. But in other ways, there seems like so much more to do! We spent most of today at the old house still moving out the little things, the things we don’t want anymore, taking some things to the dump, donating others to charity. It seems like such a little bit left to do, but every step forward takes us about 2 steps back. We have to decide each piece that is left, do we want/need it? No? Then, is it garbage or donatable? Then, where to donate? Should it go to the womens shelter? The Salvation Army? The Diabetes Association? Who can make the best use of it?

Then, when each room is finally empty, there is the cleaning. The floors, the walls, the closets, the windows. I get tired just thinking about what is left to be done.

But, I did get one room, my son’s old bedroom, completely finished today! I feel wonderful about that. It’s a huge weight off my shoulders.

We’ll be heading back tomorrow to do more work. We have until next Tuesday to get it all done, which really is more than enough time if we plan it right.

Now to the good part. More pictures!

Today we’re heading into the Master Bedroom!

The Stairs

Remember the door in yesterday’s post I said opened to the stairs to the Master Bedroom? Well, here are the stairs! I love this staircase. It comes right up inside my huge Master Bedroom. I’ve never seen anything like it myself.

The Master Bedroom

You can see the railing for the stairway in this picture. The window over the boxes is along the wall opposite of where our bed goes. Apparently I didn’t get a picture of that wall, though.

These two windows are beside the second window shown in the previous picture. They are along the wall at the end of the bed, although there is at least 6 feet of floor space from the end of the bed to that wall. The door you see there is our walk in closet. You can also see part of the railing for the stairway beside the closet door.

I have never had a bedroom as big as this one. It’s easily twice the size of my old one. I’ve also never had a room that I felt like I could decorate. This room has oodles of wall space for pictures, more than enough room for all our dressers, plus there is room for a tv and a bookcase. And that still won’t cover the entire length of the walls. It’s such a big, open and airy space. It’s inviting and comfortable and absolutely gorgeous!

Oh, I forgot to mention. It’s a bit hard to see, but the floor is actually original wide plank flooring. Unfortunately, one of the previous owners painted it a burgandy colour. I plan on stripping that off and restoring the original wood, along with the moldings that have been painted a beige-ish colour. I can’t wait to see how it will look!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have more pictures to share tomorrow.

High School Already?

Today I’m taking the kids in to get them registered at their new schools. My son will be attending the local elementary school in grade 4. My daughter is starting high school this year. I can’t believe I have a high school aged child. Seriously. I thought I was still 18!

Ah well. On with what you’re really here for. The house!

The Living Room

 

The living room is the only room left in the house that has the original woodwork and moldings. In the rest of the house they’ve painted over it. I have no idea why they did that, but trust me, I’ll be stripping the paint off in every room eventually.

The doorway you see in the last photo leads to the Master Bedroom Staircase. I’ll be showing you that soon. it’s really wonderful, a staircase right into my bedroom!

As always, thanks for stopping by to see my new house! Have a great day.

It Went Really Well!

The new chuch was really quite nice. I was pleasantly surprised, honestly. I don’t know why, but for some reason I didn’t expect to like it quite as much as I did.

Everyone was incredibly friendly. I had people hugging me, which was…different for me. Nice, but not something I’m used to. The kids enjoyed themselves, though which is very important. They both met someone that they will be going to school with, too which was really great.

When we got to the church, there was no power. I had forgotten that there was a scheduled power outage this morning. I may not have gone in had I remembered. So, it was a bit dim and warm inside, and there was no Sunday school for the kids as the basement was very dark. But after about 20 minutes or so, the power came back on, the mic was working, the fans were working and things were rolling right along. I really enjoyed myself!

I’m definitely going back next week and taking the kids with me too. Hopefully hubby will come. In the end, it’s kind of his decision as to whether or not we stay there. I love going to church and can be happy just about anywhere, so long as they’re preaching the true Gospel. So, if he would be happier at a different church, that will be fine with me.

One thing that really stood out to me was the women. Each one of them had very long hair either loose or tied back in a ponytail. None of them were wearing makeup and each one was dressed very modestly. I was a bit afraid at first that I had come to a very strict, no dancing, no music type church. But I was soon proved wrong when everyone started dancing to a song from the VBS they had just had. It was a lot of fun!

The pastors wife was very nice, too. She made me feel very much at home there. I actually felt more welcomed there than I have at any church I’ve attended. Most places you’re quite ignored really. Here I met just about every single person there, the kids were friendly to my kids, trying to get them involved. Really very nice.

All around it was a great experience!