Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The house

A little bit about our new house (pics to come later):

We are moving into the one I told you about the other day, in the post This May Be the One. It has three bedrooms and a "bonus room" in the basement. The boys and girls will finally have separate rooms!!! We will store our homeschool stuff in the basement, but likely do school around the dining room table. We will have a dining room! We can put a leaf in our table and actually fit around it!

There is an acre and a half to two acres. One former tenant had a goat pen. We also have a large garden plot. The landlord has given us permission to put up a fence (6 foot stakes and wire), to keep the dog and children contained. We have two neighboring houses - one of which is a homeschooling family. (We haven't met them yet. They might be weirdos. What's that? I'm a weirdo? Well then, we ought to get along just fine.) We hope to get chickens in the Spring. The house is mold free and in a safe location. And, best as I can tell, there are no snakes in the walls. The house has central heat (and air conditioning, should we want to turn it on)! And the house even has insulation! Two last words on this topic - vaulted. ceilings.

My kids are VERY happy! Rebecca was praying specifically that we would get this house. The girls danced and jumped around last night out of joy over having their own room.

Things we heard the kids saying last night, that made it sound like we just arrived in the big city off of the turnip truck.

"Wow! I'm gonna have a closet!"
"OH, we are going to have a closet for coats with hangers instead of hooks!"
"I will be able to change clothes in my own room!"

We are all very excited!


Anonymous said...

Oh Congratulations! That is wonderful news. :-)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see pictures! It sounds absolutely perfect! And it's awesome that it sounds like you ended up with not just a great house, but a great landlord. Woohoo!

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Mama Hen said...

Wonderful news Bethany! Will this be close to Paul's work?

Bethany W. in mid-MO said...

MAma Hen,
Only 6 miles from work!!!