Saturday, 30 March 2013
Sign of a happy house...
I happened to catch this one as I was going through the house taking pictures of all the "inside the walls" stuff before they put the insulation and drywall up. I think she's happy with her new back door! (Yes, I think of my new house as a woman - and she's a fussy one!)
We are now happily ensconced at our next house-sitting gig in Dunbar. This came about as a result of my very first post here! Husband-man's friend D. shared it with his parents - the W's - via Facebook. They happened to need someone to house-sit just around the time we needed a house to sit in. And they kindly let us stay in their little basement suite for the week between the end of our previous house-sitting gig and the beginning of their vacation. It was a bit of a tight squeeze, but we made it - it's a good thing we still like each other! Now they've headed out on a grand adventure in Italy (have fun!) and we're taking care of their lovely home.
The W's have bird feeders in the backyard, and Kid 2 has enjoyed watching the birds and refilling the feeders. He was even able to pick up one of the birds in his hands for a moment, which was very thrilling.
The house is lovely and homey and filled to the brim with interesting books. It's been a pleasure so far. But it is also a little bit saddening, because this house is a very similar design to our new house, but of course it's the higher-end version (it has an upstairs and stained glass in the front door and windows), and it's been kept up over the years. It makes me just a little sad to see what our house might have been, poor neglected girl. But it also gives me ideas and inspiration for things I want to do. Oh, little house, just wait and see what pretty things we have in store for you!
Oh, and the kitchen? Good friends advised and the budget decreed: Ikea! I ordered all my cabinets last week... now to sort out the delivery (which was supposed to happen yesterday but... well... it didn't work out.)