Monday, December 14, 2009

New House!

We went back to look over the house again this past weekend and brought with us nearly every family member near by. Two sets of Richard's grandparents, his parents, his brother and my parents all joined us. It was a packed house to say the least.

I'm really glad that they are all so excited. It feels so good that everyone else is just as thrilled about the house as we are. But it was a little overwhelming having them all there putting in their two cents. Both of our families are ridiculously opinionated (something both Richard and I have inherited) and they each had their opinions on absolutely everything. It was actually kind of hard to sort through all the advice they were giving us.

Also, can you please just look at the color in the kitchen. I'm not sure how I feel about it.

On the update front, we're going with no news is good news. We haven't heard anything from the bank/owner and neither has our mortgage banker or realtor. The only downside is that we can't get anyone who still owns the place to go by the house to turn on the heat, which is probably an issue seeing as the water in the toilet has already frozen and since this is Wisconsin the odds that it is going to get warmer are slim to nil. We're worried about the pipes bursting, but the good news is that since we've already had an inspector come in anything that happens in the house will have to be taken care of by the bank/owner.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

That torquise blue has possiblities! Since it would be hard to paint over, maybe do some sponge painting on top to tone it down, or add a row of funky tiles between the counter and cupboards. Maybe wainscotting and a chair rail on the wall where the paint is currently to the floor. And remember once you get furniture, fridge, etc in there the walls will be covered and will just be the backdrop.

Did you family already suggest all those ideas? I'm worried about the pipes, too! That could be really bad - it is SO COLD now!