Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shot from the back yard.

So let's see...what can I check off my "must have in a house" list?

1. A big yard. With some privacy. That thins out our options quite a bit. check.
2. A garage...I can't wait to have a garage! check. And I don't want the garage connected to the house, if possible, for various reasons. not check.
3. A dressing room...wishful thinking, I suppose. check...sometimes wishes come true.
4. A kitchen AND dining room. I have a huge "table in kitchen" pet peeve. not check...dang.
5. A sunroom...more wishful thinking. not check. dang again!
6. A window in the bathroom. check.
7. Wood floors. check.
8. Somewhere that I won't hear the damn highway all the time. check.
9. Two bathrooms*, because I've gotten used to having my own. Semi-wishful thinking. *Make that three, check.
10. Lots of windows. not check, but it's in order.

Things that are cool that weren't on my list:
1. Sliding door that walks out onto back deck from the master bedroom.
2. Hot tub that overlooks a beautifully landscaped yard.
3. Workshop in the basement (printmaking studio, what's up!!!!)
4. A window over the sink (overlooking that huge yard....)
5. Fireplace.
6. 5 miles away from the Wisconsin River.
7. Near the train tracks (to me, this is cool. I spent the first 19 years of my life near train tracks...i've always loved the train).
8. Great area for a hammock (childhood dream of mine).
9. Lots of potential to be way cool.
10. A very happy husband.

Oh....did I mention we bought a house?


Laura said...

Congratulations! I just bought a condo a few weeks ago and it's been a blast since. Have fun with it and I can't wait to see pictures!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I'm so glad I read the entire post! Congratulations- home ownership is such a wonderful thing + you have a big adventure ahead of you!

Princess Caitlin said...

YAY! This is great!
Congrats, Erin!

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

WOOOO HOOO! Congratulations!!

Katja said...

Congrats! :) That list sounds really good. It's not often you get ALL your house wishes come true, I think this is very close and sounds amazing. If I could change a few things in our home I would want bigger/more windows in the livingroom, a window above the sink (I love that), a little bit bigger back yard with tall hedges lining it AND NICER NEIGHBORS! (Oh I hate ours!)