Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cloud Nine

Located between Elation and Disbelief, I have been here before but not often. Each time as good if not better than the last.

On the Sunday back from vacation (because we never sit still for long) we toured a home built in the 1800’s that needed some major TLC. We liked it enough for a second opinion and then promptly ruled it out. The next day we looked at another house, got our second opinion and fell in love.
In the middle of the school carnival, the hubby who was manning the bouncy house (fulfilling every man’s dreams –watching a bunch of sweaty kids hurl themselves onto germ infested inflated stinky feet smelling plastic) called me from his cell phone. I was across the gym manning the SHOCKER game (Unfortunately, it didn’t really shock the kids and it was very popular) when he called and gave me the news that there was a counter offer, but I could tell from his voice it was in our favor even over the din of screaming kids, air machines and static.

After 39 years, 13 houses I never owned, 252 rent checks, 8 lease agreements, and 6 different cities –


And I am ON Cloud Nine.

I never thought I would see this day. I told myself that renting was better than owning, even though I knew better.

We move in 8 weeks. 15 minutes away. To the house I hope to live in forever.

I feel like I have won the lottery. Which explains the loss of appetite, the ability to say YES to every single thing my kids ask me (including the craziest of requests) and not being able to sleep because I am organizing the move and where the furniture will go and what color I am going to paint the walls - in my head.

I’m wearing a crazy grin and some of my clothes from yesterday. My house is a mess (trust me, that is a major off/balance sign for me) and I have a strong desire to put sticky notes on every single item in my house so it knows where it is going in its new place. (I wish it was that easy)

I keep wondering what I did to deserve this. The excitement, love and support all of my family has shown me is overwhelming. I’m starting a list of IOU’s that is intimidating.

I can’t wait to fill you in over the next two months as I am CERTAIN there will be interesting things happening and I can barely wait!

The house was built in 1888 but has more of a 1940’s 50’s feel which I love. Restoration Vintage . Right up my alley.

ASneak Peak (with before and after's down the road)

The Hubby and I will live here

I think the kids will live here?

 So far only one of the kids got to see the house and she was rolling around on the carpet like a puppy - I think she likes it. 

I own this tree! WOW.

It's the little things that thrill me


I wrote this between daydreaming, pinching myself, running to the bathroom with stomach pain attacks and after long periods of staring off into space.


bridget said...

congrats!!! :) Looking forward to hearing lots more!!!

kt moxie said...

Congratulations! The house looks fabulous!

Kate said...

Oh, my goodness!! This is so exciting! :) And THIS is why that other house didn' work out. :) Hooray!

Doria said...

Congrats Congrats CONGRATS! That is sooo awesome! Love the pics and can't wait to hear/see more! *happy dances for you*

The Schweitzers said...

That is SO AWESOME!! You are going to LOVE owning your new home, and I am seriously happy for you. Can't wait for before and afters, I love those!

The Reckmonster said...

Yay for you and your family!!!! the "joys" of homeownership! (which you'll be repeating with a hint of sarcasm when those "unexpected" repair projects pop up! lol). But still - it's YOURS YOURS YOURS, and that makes it super awesome.

"Miss Bee" said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting! Congratulations! What a beautiful house, and yard, and tree, and door knob! :) It looks like it was definitely worth the wait.

A Cappelli said...

That is such wonderful news! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! The house looks like home to me :-)

Oilfield Trash said...

Awesome news!!! Congrats.

.bec said...

Congrats!! That's such exciting news and I can't wait to read more. Yay!

Cheeseboy said...

The kid's place made me LOL. That is a beautiful place. Can I trade you?

The Woven Moments said...

Oh this is just so exciting. Happy day! Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you do with the place. THINK of the bloggortunity!

Kimmie said...


That looks like a fabulous house. Can't wait to see more!!!!!!!

Kelley Simpson said...

AWESOME!! The house is amazing, and I just can't stand that little house outside! Can you imagine all the things you could do with that? What am I saying, of course you can and probably haven't stopped!

I'm loving the details!! How exciting!