Friday, April 24, 2015


Look what I found on the realtor's website this morning!


Unless the sky falls, we close in less than two weeks. You guys!! A new house/garden adventure! Can you believe it?! Could I use any more exclamation marks?!

Sorry. I'm just so excited!

Last one. That was the last one, I promise.

Josh forwarded an email between the title company and the realtors yesterday and it showed a beautiful termite inspection report and evidence of pest treatment this week. It also mentioned title should be in any day. I whooped and hollered. I can only assume we're out of the woods with any last minute crash-your-dreams-down-to-the-ground issues, but I'm cautiously thrilled.

Can someone be cautiously thrilled?

Not that I've thought about it...because I've tried NOT to think about it... but the first thing I'm doing is ripping off that terrible awning and the railing on the front porch and steps. Bye bye. Then I'm patching walls and priming the whole interior and airing the rooms. Everyone who's walked through the old place says it stinks. Bad stinks. So that's getting done and then we'll move in. Only then.

I haven't shown you any interior shots yet because the home is occupied by a retiring nurse and, recently, her elderly mother, and their personal items are still displayed. (Just seemed wrong to plaster their personal space on the world wide web without permission, you know?) But trust me. I'm going to bore you half to death with pictures.

Things I'm also considering now that we're marked SALE PENDING:

- I have to transplant all my roses and plants. In May/June. In Texas.
- I'll be doing most everything myself since Josh works 50 hours a week.
- I hope they leave all that super cool stuff in that far/dark corner of the attic, including the carved antique rocking chair and the (original?) mirror above the fireplace.
- I have to get a chimney sweep out immediately to check that and the fireplace on the sun porch. Yes. There's a working/cooking fireplace on the sun porch. (Note that I showed restraint and did not use an exclamation mark there. Winning.)
 - I have to throw the biggest, most joyful new house party ever. This house is big for me, folks. BIG.

Probably should log off now since I feel lines of exclamation marks coming on....

Hope you have a great weekend, wherever you are.  -Brin


Rebecca said...

Ok, you're going to think I'm crazy, but the first thing I thought when I looked at the picture was "Those columns!! The cool metal awning!! That awesome vintage handrail!" And, of course I'm thinking the flamingo is cool too. I'm wacky
like that I suppose... but truly, I am so happy for you, and Josh. I cannot wait to see what you do with it! Congratulations times one thousand!

Laura said...

What a wonderful house!
I am so excited for you.

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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your excitement is catching!!!! :-)

I can understand your wanting to remove the awning, so that the columns will show up better, but I bet they help keep the rain off the porch. Maybe sun from coming in too depending on which way the house faces.

You are going to have SO MUCH FUN with this house. I can hardly wait to see before, during and after pictures.

Here's hoping the goodies are left for you to enjoy.

Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

Missy K said...

Brin, I have been reading your blog for a couple of years (at least-- time gets weird on the Internet:-) and today, finally I had to comment. I am so overjoyed for you, and eager to see all your bazillion pictures, and there are never too many exclamation points! Yay!!!!!!!

rosa veldkamp said...

So amazing! The first thing I'd be doing is ripping off the awning as well! ;D I also had to transplant a large portion of my garden when we moved. Could you dig things up now, while it's cooler and put them in pots? I did that and brought over 100 pots and it worked very well. :D

vintage girl at heart said...

Happy that it will be a new Home for you two!!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

"Can someone be cautiously thrilled?"...hahaha, coming from the woman who is Messily thrilled?!
I'd say yes!
I am so excited for you both. I know this house is BIG.
I can only just imagine how excited you both must be.
I think your plans for the awning and getting rid of the "stink" ...says a lot about you.
Let Your light shine---
Be a pleasing aroma to God...

blessings sweet Brin!

Sue Neitzel said...

Oh, I LOVE the awning, so vintage and goes with the charm of the house! I can't wait to see inside, and a fireplace in the sunroom, dreamy!!

Adrienne said...

I am so excited for you!!! And I am an exclamation gal, too! I'm thrilled to see the Sale Pending and I can't wait to see your wonderful, new home.

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I cannot wait to see the inside pictures!! How fun!!

Betty said...

Wonderful, I am so happy for you!!!! (inserting those for you Brin:)
I'm doing the happy dance with you!!!

Susan said...

It is the perfect house for you & I am so, SO happy for you Brin !!!! (lots of exclamation marks)

+ that is one lucky house to have you. Please do bore us to tears with lots of photos, daily posts (if possible) & many long detailed descriptions, opinions, thoughts, feelings, challenges, tips techniques etc (don't forget that this blog will now become the much anticipated Brin book).

Hooray ! hooray ! clapping & smiling from ear to ear in far away Nova Scotia xoxo

SDQuilter said...

I am truly happy for you!

Lulu said...

iam so excited for you...Its going to be so pretty..i can see you out on the porch with your beloved rocking away...
Much happiness for you both..

Patsy from Illinois said...

I am so happy for you and Josh. Can't wait to see the pics of the inside. Love the front porch. I can picture a couple of rockers and a little table out there. Good for you Brin.

Sherry said...

this, dear heart, is a reason for CELEBRATION every step of the way. how thankful for you and your hub, and the fur babies. :)

Terri Steffes said...

Congratulations. You know, if it is on the internet it is true!! I am so excited for the first posts inside the house. I'll be on pins and needles until then!