Not only does it have the amazing back yard, which goes back farther than this, it also has a new deck on the lower level for grilling out. The yard goes back farther than from where I took this picture, and it's fenced in. You also can't see it, but there are two large storage buildings. They are clean, spacious, and appear to be waterproof. Just one of them is larger than the storage unit we're renting now, so I have no worries about fitting all our stuff in, Dad. =)
Isn't it wonderful? =) First item of business is installing a porch swing, immediately. Then maybe I'll get some hanging baskets of ferns...and then maybe Mom and Dad have a couple of old porch rockers hidden away somewhere. I have already decorated in my mind, in case you can't tell. It also has a ceiling fan for hot afternoons. The kitchen looks out onto the porch, so we can look outside while we eat.
This is the view from the porch. In this picture you can see the two outbuildings. One of them is kinda ugly, but it's not that bad in person.
The paint and the carpet are brand new. I think the mantel is, too. The living room isn't big, but I think we can get all the essential furniture in there.
My new kitchen! I LOVE that the linoleum isn't white. I have come to despise white linoleum. It shows absolutely every speck of dirt. I also like the gray blue background with the white cabinets. It gives the kitchen character. And I also have a huge pantry in there. The fridge even has an ice maker that makes crushed ice! Another little treat. Yeah, I know, I'm a kid in a candy store here. Little things make me very happy.
This is another nice surprise that makes me grin. There was a kid's playset right there, and it looks pretty new and clean. I think I can even fill the little sandbox underneath with sand when Seth gets older. I can see us helping him slide, and I think we might put in a baby swing where one of the other swings is. This will be nice for when friends and family come to visit, too. I can't wait to invite all of you to come in and set a spell on my porch with a nice, tall glass of sweet tea. And in the winter, we'll roast marshmallows in my fireplace. Home, sweet home.