Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Home sweet Home

So of course, after I ramble on and on about renovations and painting the nursery we decide to forgo the entire plan and buy a new house. Well, new to us. Technically it's about 100 years old. The house has to be remodelled, top to bottom, but once we're through it will be our dream home. It's on Fingal Line, just past middlemarch - in the country. Somewhere I never thought I would live. The prospect has always appealed to me - summer evening at Justin's parent's house just can't be beat. But now that it's staring me in the face I'm slightly concerned that my city girl roots can't be broken. So I'm taking a leap of faith and letting my husband and my God lead the way.
The house sits on 3.4 acres with lots of big, mature trees. It's connected to city water which the owners paid in full at the time of connection so our taxes will be cheaper than what we are paying right now. It has replacement windows and the roof is in fairly decent shape. Once we get possession we'll be tearing down a few walls and putting some new ones up. All the flooring needs to be replaced as well. But it will be worth it. Now we just have to sell our current house in the next 90 days. Any takers????


Sarah said...

it doesn't take allll that long to get to london, shopping is just a car ride away :)

looks like an adventure!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Wow, cool house! With the windows and roof done that's a'll be a great spot to live and you're not really far from St. Thomas. Wonderful for the kids :-)!

Anonymous said...

wow!! Good for you city girl!!! That is so neat, i'm sure the house has lots of character, which is fun. And you have a nice big yard which your little boy is going to LOVE in a few years. Now Emily will be able to find lots of yucky things outside too. =) I wish you much luck on selling your house!!

StaceyN said...

I recognize that house! It's awesome - I can't wait to see what you guys will do to it. Emily and her little brother will have so much room to explore!

Household of Faith said...

Wow, you have lots of property, and the house will have character. Will be interesting to see what you guys do to it!

Elizabeth said...

oh my goodness, what a LOVELY home. don't you just feel like you could ramble along the paths reading a Jane Austen novel? or maybe just hang out that upstairs window and shout poetry to the wind?

well, anyway. that's what I'd be doing! :) lol.


Elizabeth Esther