We spent the weekend driving back and forth between our two houses and got a little bit accomplished. In the process, I managed to get some more pictures of our place. We’ve started moving our things in, so occasionally you’ll see some of that.
A better view of the living room … one piece of it. It’s a large rectangle, so decorating it will be awkward but fun!
And the shelves are filling up already. We did take down the doors and stuff them carefully and safely in the basement. I have two boys. I can see them getting rough and rowdy and banging into the glass doors… and that would be bad.
What do ya think of the paint in the dining room?
The best part is the purple on the opposing walls. Quite an interesting selection of colors in this house.
Jen is in love with her little hobbit hole bedroom. She thinks it’s the greatest thing…
I guess it’s not too bad, once you get inside it.
It’s temporary, though. She’s going to be working on her own place after the new year. I guess this could do until then … right? She likes it so I’ll leave it alone.
The kitchen is very fun but I’ll be working around some built in structures. I don’t like the placement of the fridge but it’s too big to slide under the cabinets like I’d like.
One wall in the kitchen is full of nails. I’m not sure why. There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason to them. I’m looking at pulling all the nails out and attempting to hang my spices like I did in the house we’re at.
I’ve already taken over the shelving in the kitchen with my cookbooks. This is most of them. Only a few didn’t make it up there. I like that little cubby for that reason. Also, you can see a pocket-door bathroom in the kitchen. It has a toilet and sink and is rather small but quaint, as it gives an alternative to using the other bathroom when someone is trying to get cleaned up.
This is a smaller back patio that leads out to a shared decking/back yard area. I’m thinking my freezer would work great here.
To the left, as you walk out our front door, there’s a path overgrown with flowers and small trees leading to a small wood structure with a fire pit on top of it. I’m thinking the wood is covering up an old well, as it’s close to the culvert that goes across our property. Later, I’ll investigate it.
To the right, as you walk out the front door, is a path leading to the side/back yard.
In the back yard, we have a small pond that houses some goldfish right now. We’re not sure how to make them survive the winter. I’m hoping the Professor that lives in the house you see behind ours knows what she’s doing. She’s been tending the place by herself for awhile, since we share back yards and she seems to love flowers. There’s also a shed, which is good for Mark’s tools.
Looking at the house (and the neighbor’s house) from deeper into the side yard. The pond, the little bridge and then a small path leading to our back door. It’s overgrown right now, so pictures will come in the spring, I’m sure.
To the side of the fridge in the kitchen. I nearly forgot to show this one. My little bistro table fits perfectly and the boys can eat breakfast with the sunshine in the mornings, instead of going into the dining room.
That’s about it. A better look at the house itself. I’m hoping we can get all the way moved in by the end of the week and then just stay in Idaho until the end of October. In my last post, I misspoke and said the end of November. In actuality, we’ll be moving officially on November 2nd, after Caiden’s birthday party and our goodbye party to our friends in this area.