When we bought this house, I don’t think we could have built or bought a house that better suits us. Of course, I would have added at least five acres if we could have but . . that wasn’t an option. I often look at this house and think . . if I were building a house today and cost didn’t matter, there’s not much I’d change – I’d build this exact house. Thankfully/hopefully, we’ll stay here til the end and not have to build or buy another house.
The one thing we got when we bought this house that is unbelievable . . well, two things: Jeremy and Angie! They have been so helpful. From Jeremy leaving work and coming to get me when I had an appointment on a snowy day and I asked him how bad the roads were since I knew he had gone to work, he insisted on coming to get me and taking me to the appointment and waiting til I was finished, to him coming over early in the morning after reading my post on Facebook during the night that I had a smoke alarm going off and I couldn’t make it stop (all before Vince got here).
We went to town Saturday afternoon because I wanted a new tablet and while at Best Buy, Vince decided to upgrade the surround system upstairs. We got home, and looked at one of the speakers on the wall and both of us said “Oops!”
The regular ceilings in the living area are 12′ and then it goes to 14′ and then to 16′ for just the foyer. I think since the house is so open, that was done to give the appearance of separate rooms without building walls. Anyway, that speaker is on the wall going to the 14′ ceiling so it’s at least 13′ up there but, the worst part, that wall hangs right over the stairs. How on earth do you get a ladder up there. I was thinking we’d have to use some kind of ladder that has one leg longer/adjustable, put the ladder on the stairs and I was already thinking . . Vince is NOT doing this. I figured Nicole might would do it or we’d have to call an electrician to come do it.
Vince asked Jeremy . . what kind of ladder did you use for the speaker on the dining room wall? Jeremy asked what he was doing and Vince told him he wanted to change the speakers to a new system. Jeremy said “I have a ladder and I’ll be over”. They came over, and his ladder is big enough to fit over the corner of the stairs so he climbed right up, unplugged the speaker wires, slipped the speaker off and changed it. He said “While I’m here, I’ll do them all and he replaced all of the speakers.
Who knew when we we bought this house, we’d get Jeremy and Angie too. On the other hand, they’re probably thinking . . who knew when we sold the house, we’d get the old folks we have to take care of for the rest of their lives? 🙂
I’m so thankful for them and it helps that they’re less than 2 miles from us.
Jeremy and Angie are the best previous owners you can have!
They really are and it makes me kinda sad that we aren’t friends with the people who bought our Texas home. I’m sure there are many times they look at something and wonder why we did what we did or have questions about a tree or plant we left behind.
They are special, and you are so lucky to have them in your lives. I also know you are good to them. Your quilts look beautiful hanging on the stairs.
Donna in KS says
Yes, I meant to mention that too! So good to see them!!!
Donna in KS says
That is indeed both wonderful and unusual! I know you are thankful and find ways to let them know they are appreciated! This change in your life brought many benefits!
Susan Gagnon says
Your forever home came with forever friends…You are Blessed.
So great having the previous owners as friends as well.
Nelle Coursey says
I love that they are there for you! I doubt they would have it any other way. I think they are glad that you and Vince bought the house because they knew you would do everything to keep it up and make it a home.
It sounds like wonderful former owners now friends to have . Your quilts are beautiful! Hugs,