I am in the process of buying a house. All hurdles have now been cleared, so it's just a matter of waiting (less than two weeks!) for the closing date. It is essentially my dream house. I feel so lucky to have found it. I can't wait for the parrots, Andreas, and I to move in!
I'll post tons of pictures in the upcoming months, as I adjust to being a single homeowner. I am going to pick up a lot of home improvement skills! One of my new good friends and coworkers is married to a handyman. How lucky am I? I get along really well with him, and the three of us go out to dinner and are forming a real friendship. He has promised to help me out and show me how to do things myself.
It's an old Victorian, with tons of character and charm. I didn't take a lot of really good pictures, as I was mostly concerned with the pretty parts! Luckily, my handyman was there to handle the mundane mechanicals to make sure I wasn't making a huge mistake.
The neighborhood is exactly where I want to live. It's only a few blocks from where I am now, and I'll still be able to bike to work and walk to most places. My best friend lives only a few blocks away, and it's by the best scenic running area I've been able to find. Just amazing how things work out!
It has quite a bit of stained glass; here is what's in the entry way, by my fireplace:
But only for two more weeks, as they'll be back in the living room at my new place. The windows in the living room face east and south. I can't wait for them to be able to rise with the sun and me not have to worry about their noises irritating the neighbors.
Many more pictures and updates to follow!