Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our New House

This is it.  Our new house.  The American dream.  The money pit.  

We chose this nice little brick townhouse because it's spacious and bright and we love the neighborhood.  It's filled with pets and families and love, you can just tell.  A neighbor even brought us baked goods when we moved in...does it get any better than that?  

Although we love our house to pieces, things have been far from perfect since we closed.  As first time home buyers, we had no idea how different a house looks staged with furniture compared to completely empty.  That's a little shock someone should prepare you for!  We weren't ready for all of this!  The walls had major holes which were patched with globs of  spackling - meaning we'd have to repaint every room.  The carpet was mismatched and full of stains.  The insides of closets were scuffed.  The white trim was more like a dirty cream.  Who knew light switches could get so dingy?  It is obvious that the previous owners (and their two kids) enjoyed this house.  We will too, once we make a few minor adjustments.

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