This morning Vince and I were talking and he said “I’ve had no regret about this deal.” That’s saying a lot, especially for Vince. He’s the picky one when it comes to houses. I’m the one who will buy a house totally based on the kitchen. When we bought our house in Missouri, we walked through it it a few times, said “We’ll take it!” and when we got back to Kentucky, Vince said “Was the back of the house brick?” and neither of us even knew. In our defense, we had two days to find a house and the night we arrived, it snowed something like 24″.
The new house was for sale by owner. This morning Vince was talking about how amazingly pleasant this deal has gone because the owners are just so nice and so helpful. The appraisal is scheduled, the inspection is scheduled. We have two different closing dates and aren’t sure if there was a reason why it was changed but I imagine the sellers will get it all straightened out.
Since we haven’t even seen the house other than through pictures, Vince asked a couple of questions about some of the basement rooms and the owner sent about 5 short videos and a drawing of the layout. Vince asked him something about the electric panel and he told Vince there are two and sent pictures of them. Vince asked about the water pressure. The guy said he paid extra for a 1″ line from the main water line and they they talked about how he “necked” it down into the house.
Everything we ask, he answers beyond our expectations and every answer pretty much astounds Vince because they seem to have taken an extra step with everything.
Addie was asking me last night . . What if, when I see the house, I can’t decide which bedroom I want? There are only two choices, Addie! There are three bedrooms on the main level and one will be ours. There’s one in the basement and she’s not getting that one.
I actually love sleeping in the basement bedroom and wouldn’t be surprised if Vince and I don’t use that bedroom more than we use the main level master bedroom. The basement bedroom is dark (one of the few basement rooms that doesn’t have a window), stays cooler and is so quiet. I know we will sleep in there on stormy nights. There’s a concrete storm shelter right next to the basement bedroom so instead of having to grab Rita and run down to the basement when the storm sirens go off, we’ll just go to the next room. Honestly, in that bedroom, we may not even hear the sirens and I doubt our phones would work in there but . . we’re a few months from having to worry about that.
Obviously, I’m so excited about this move – a bigger house, sewing room in the house, and close to Addie. What’s not to love?