house!

Oct. 22nd, 2013 07:47 am
deird1: Rapunzel, hanging just above the ground, afraid to touch down (Rapunzel nearly to the ground)
[personal profile] deird1
I have a house. :) How cool.

We've been househunting for several months now, and my standard experience is of going to a house inspection, looking around, and thinking "Hmm... three bedrooms, one cracked window, and good cupboard space." Basically, a big mental checklist.

With the few-and-far-between houses that we've actually offered for, though, it's been a bit different. Those are the houses where I walk in the front door and start mentally arranging my furniture and deciding who I'm going to have over for coffee. (This has nothing to do with the presentation of the house. One house was dropping plaster off the walls as we walked through the badly lit leaky kitchen – and I kept picturing us renovating like crazy and having friends over to help us pull the bathroom to bits.)


With this our new house?

I walk up the front steps, and picture myself on the verandah, sipping lemon squash and crocheting something.
I enter the front room, where we could sit in front of the fire, reading books contentedly.
The kitchen makes me think of muffins, cheesecake, and roast dinners.
Going upstairs to the "parents retreat" actually does feel like I'm retreating to a private, quiet space. (A space with an enormous freaking shower where I'm so going to end up having a water-fight with the husband.)
I walk out to the deck, and plan our first barbecue, down to the snags, pavlova, and massive amounts of plastic bottles to be chucked in the recycling.
The garden is magical, and takes me back to when I was ten and still believed in fairies.
As for the bedrooms... well, I already know which one is the guest-bedroom-slash-potential-nursery, and which one is the sewing room.


The endless hope-and-rejection cycle was getting me down, slightly. It's rather nice having a house I can allow myself to fall in love with.

Date: 2013-10-21 09:16 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Cow Rainbow)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
I so badly want to see pictures!


Gabrielle

Date: 2013-10-21 09:30 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Love)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
What a marvelous house! And you are so right about that shower!


Gabrielle

Date: 2013-10-22 11:25 am (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
I love the kitchen. Heaps of bench space, and also enough room for adults and kids to move around and work together without getting in each other's way.

Date: 2013-10-22 04:26 pm (UTC)
brin_bellway: forget-me-not flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] brin_bellway
Oh, it looks beautiful. Very modern, in a good way. (Well, I might just be perceiving it that way because my house is 143 years old. It's actually several years older than the nearest historical site, as I was amused to learn on a tour.)

Date: 2013-10-21 11:05 pm (UTC)
immer_am_lesen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
Woohoo! So this is a for-real-your-very-own-complete-with-mortgage house? :-D

Looks very nice. Enjoy having stairs- that's the one thing I've always wanted and never had in a house.

So when you've got a bub, who gives up their room- guests, or the sewing machine? ;-)
Good to see you chose one that's a nice short walk to many schools. I see future morning school-walks with littlies. :)

Date: 2013-10-22 04:11 am (UTC)
immer_am_lesen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
Duh, I'd missed the previous post about it being yours. Sorry.
Still, yay! Again! :-D
It's so exciting having one of your own, and finally being able to drill holes in walls, change carpets and fittings, do the garden as you like... :-)

We'll visit next year, how about that? That should give me time to find a spare day. Hopefully one when the bub is in the mood for travelling...

Date: 2013-10-22 12:52 am (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (!yay!)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
SO AWESOME. Congratulations!! I'm so glad you got a place that you love.

Date: 2013-10-22 09:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nimthiriel
CONGRATULATIONS! XD So very happy for you! =D Whereabouts is it?

Date: 2013-10-23 02:45 am (UTC)
nimthiriel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nimthiriel
Oh, lovely! Boronia is beautiful :-)

Date: 2013-10-24 03:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] verity
yay! :D

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