Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 182: Great House News (and pics!) :)

Yesterday was a great day!! For eats, I had a cheese/bacon/egg muffin and yogurt, followed by a pretzel snack. Then I had yummy chicken “fried” rice followed by a granola bar. YUM! Work flew by and I stayed busy, and I was able to walk 3.5 miles during lunch, and 2 miles after work with strength training (leg day)! After work we had Andy and Monica over for chicken parmesan (yum!), then I had two milk chocolate dove pieces and a hefty glass of wine! Great night and great to just CHILL and not do anything for the house or for work or anything. I did read 100 pages of my book yesterday between the gym and before bed – it’s just so good…. I’m dying to see what happens! I ended up at 1,776 calories, 244 carbs and 26 fat grams. Not bad – but a little high on carbs and high on calories (but not bad when you factor in 5.5 miles). The wine pushed me over – but it was so worth it!!! Great times!! Here’s what I ate.

So, to backtrack real quick, most of my morning was slightly shot because I was SO nervous about the 11 a.m. stucco inspection- but it WENT WELL! All of the big things we were worried about are no longer concerns (i.e. it’s hardcoat stucco not synthetic; the moisture levels are normal not high; the stucco is well maintained and in good shape – no termites and no major areas of concern for termites). Austin was with the guy for an hour before the seller showed up, so he got to ask lots of questions and he feels much better about the condition of the home. And the seller was very nice and walked Austin through the house discussing things he changed, tips on maintenance, etc. Now, we’re waiting on the report – hoping to get it ASAP today. The only other ‘big thing’ is that the treatment the seller did on the windows to remove the moisture has left a white residue making them look dirty. We want to make sure this is remedied before the move-in. Other than that, I just have lots of questions about when all of this stuff gets done. During due diligence? I emailed our awesome realtor Amanda so I’m sure I’ll know something soon! So, in other words, it’s looking like the house will be ours!! Here are some more pics…. I just love it!!!!!!

The den next to/in the same room as the kitchen (where the pool table will go)



The Entryway


View from inside the kitchen/den to the front door



You've seen this! BTW - the trees will be trimmed PRONTO - I hate the ones by the front door!



The master bedroom! It's upstairs with 3 small bedrooms (2 guest rooms and a scrapbook room for me) and a bonus room for Austin's XBox room!



The kitchen! The first thing we'll get is a new fridge and new hardware. Granite will come later with white subway tile backsplash and that will be it!


The Entryway from the front door


The back

The patio, picket fence and flagstone island

Retaining wall from the left side of the backyard
Living room is off the right of the stairs; dining room is off the left - both need hardwoods pronto!

Austin's bonus room upstairs

Flagstone path down the left of the house from the driveway to the backyard

That's it!! I can't wait to get in there and make it our own. I REALLY can't!

16 comments:

prettyface said...

i LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dailygoods said...

oh everything is just so perfect! the kitchen is beautiful! i loveeee white kitchens! i can't wait to see updates on it when you move in, im so extremely happy for you!!!!!!!!!

Rianna said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! You guys made a great choice and I'm so happy for you too!

eatfabinnyc said...

OMG BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Where do you live again? So incredibly gorgeous. Can't WAIT to see what YOU do with it. LOVE subway tile. I mean, i am from nyc... ;)

Mary said...

CONGRATS again!! I'm am oh so happy for the two of yall...esp since you've basically through hell for this!! LOVE the big windows in the den, the kitchen, and awesome back yard! I can't wait to see it in person all decorated!

Neesha and Dustin said...

This place is GORGEOUS!!! I'm so excited for you guys. Man, I wish we were in a bigger house...hopefully, when we move. Still crossing my fingers for no snags. Amazing, Kelly! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

balanceisbest said...

WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!! I'm so excited for you guys! That house is perfect. Loves loves loves it!

Chicken parm sounds awesome!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

Nerd Girl said...

your new house is ADORABLE!! i love it!!!! I want to move there haha. see it was worth the wait!! congratulations!

sweetandfit said...

congrats! I am so glad the stucco inspection went well =) I always thought stucco looks so elegant.

fittingbackin said...

Aw I love you guys!! So fun to open my blog to these amazing, supportive comments!!

Pretty: Thanks!!!!!

DG: I do too! I think they're so clean.. thank you so very much!!

Rianna: :) thanks!!!

Eatfabininyc: I live in Atlanta (rent a loft in Buckhead now) and this house is north of Buckhead by about 10 miles in Alpharetta!! (i.e. suburbs!) hehe I love it too!

Mary: Thanks, girl!! I mean, right?! Who knew it was hard? (prob everyone who bought a house before me - argh!) Thanks - oh I know - i'm DYING to decorate. :)

Neesha: Thank you so much!! Me too... it's almost going freaky smooth (i.e. we had a stipulation about repairing come carpet upstairs and they're alredy doing it TODAY!). Thanks for your support!!

Balanceisbest: heeh EXACTLY how I feel! :) Oh I think it's so yum - so far we've made it for two different couples and it goes over well - yay!! :)

Nerdgirl: Thanks! hehe You're right - it is - we're VERY happy!!

sweetandfit: me too... I was STRESSING! Thanks - I really like the look to, just wish it didn't have such a bad rep when so much of it is A-okay! :)

eurydice said...

what a GORGEOUS house!

Thinspired said...

Such a beautiful home!! And you both are being so thorough with the process! I love your plans for hardwood and other little changes, too. I am so happy for you both--congrats!

Big Pissy said...

I LOVE this house!!!!

First order of business: trim and/or cut down those trees by the front door!!!

Mica said...

Ooh, it looks really great! I'm excited to see what you do with it.

And OF COURSE you can add me to your blogroll. I love it!

Neesha and Dustin said...

This place is GORGEOUS!!! I'm so excited for you guys. Man, I wish we were in a bigger house...hopefully, when we move. Still crossing my fingers for no snags. Amazing, Kelly! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Rianna said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! You guys made a great choice and I'm so happy for you too!