Wednesday, May 04, 2005

One Step Closer to Our Dream Home

We have moved one step closer to our dream home. The home inspector was there today, and we went along as well. The inspector found hardly anything--a gutter that needs to be nailed up, a couple of small cracks in the brick mortar, and a bit of chipped paint. All of that is easy to fix (and the sellers will make the repairs before we close) and not "major" at all. Whew! What a relief that this is done. Our closing date has been set for May 24--less than three weeks away. The current owners should move out on June 11, and we'll get into the house to clean and paint a bit. We're planning our move in date for June 18. I simply cannot believe that beautiful house is going to be ours. It is truly a dream come true for all of us.

We met the current home owners and enjoyed visiting with them. They told us a lot about the history of the house and the land. We traded phone numbers and e-mail addresses and plan to keep in touch. They will likely want to come back to dig some shrubbery or take cuttings to move to their new home. When you have 3 acres of land, there is shrubbery enough to share! They also want to come back and pick blueberries with us this summer. When you have 6 or more bushes, there are blueberries enough for everyone! They have a stray kitty who wandered up 10 years ago and has been living with them (mostly outdoors) since then. They are concerned about moving her to their new neighborhood since she's so used to having all that land to wander. We are just fine with them letting her stay with us. What's one more cat?

The mail lady brought a box of heaven today--our Knitpicks order. Husband is divding some hanks of Wool of the Andes and preparing for the dyeing class he's teaching this coming weekend. The yarn is so nice and soft! My Crayon is also very soft and the loveliest amethyst purple color. I am about to go dive into The Opinionated Knitter.

In knitting news, the Little Shell sock #2 is coming along well. I've completed down to the gusset stitch pickups. I should be able to finish the sock by the weekend. It is looking lovely. I just hope this pair of socks still fits daughter!! She's growing like a weed, but I think I left a bit of room in the length.


Blogger amylovie said...

Oooh I know you are all atwitter about you new house. The big day will be here before you know it.


7:04 PM  
Blogger bensmumma said...

Donna I'm so excited for you! A kitty too! And nice to know that the people who lived there before you were good people.

BTW I'm "tagging" you with a "MEME" - check my blog for the questions.


2:13 PM  

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