Archive for July, 2008

The One?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

So we found a house that we really like. Its in a pretty decent neighborhood in town that is supposed to be “up-and-coming.” Its a cute, old, mill house, built in 1910. Its been added on to several times, and has some very interesting quirks. It appears to be in good shape, and was at least clean. There are some thing about it that I know will need to be fixed and updated, but overall, I really love it. Tyler really likes it. Maggie even seemed to like it.

Living Room, looking towards front of house and front bedroom (notice the crazy rock wall)

Front bedroom…wall that used to have a door to the front porch

Front bedroom ceiling…cool, but is that safe?

Bedroom 2…across the hall from the front bedroom

Looking down the hall to the back of the house, towards bedroom 2 and bathrooms

Bedroom 3…down the hall from the second bedroom

First bathroom and laundry room

Looking back up the hall towards the front of the house and all 3 bedrooms (bedroom 3 and 2 on the left, hall closet in front, and front bedroom at right)

Dining Room (once you come out from the hall after passing the second bathroom), looking towards back of house and kitchen (bright red paint?!)

Overhead view of house from Richland County website

Shot of house from listing

Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Where do the days go?

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Way too much to report, as we’ve been going 80 the past two weeks, but here’s the short version (or as much as my dead brain can handle explaining):

1. Tyler’s car broke, got it towed to Greenwood to get fixed, didn’t get it back for like 2 weeks.

2. Air conditioner broke, four days of me and Maggie at home with no car and no AC in 90-100+ temps (thermostat was maxed out reading 85 for three days. The old joke “What separates Columbia from hell…a screen door” came to mind quite a bit.

3. My computer is on its last leg, so I finally had to break down and order a new one which should be here in the next 2 weeks.

4. Had like 5 website that needed to be completed during this time with no AC.

5. One of my favorite people in the world, a roommate from college who I haven’t seen in 3 years, came for a brief visit.

6. 4th of July was super fun as Maggie got to spend it playing with Lily and I got to spend it eating cake and relaxing while not answering my email.

7. Maggie is super close to walking and is learning all kinds of new things, like how to give high fives and starting to say words that actually sound like words (A DAY! while waving is “Hey Daisy!”, greeting the cat). Oh, and she’s waving and clapping her hands like a madwoman!

8. Seven people have come to see our condo since its been on the market…that has to be a good sign .

9. My dad is one of the most awesome people ever…I would have lost my mind if not for his help the past few weeks.

10. Oh, and I have the most wonderful, precious, amazing daughter in the whole world. She’s so cute that even being stranded at home in the sweltering heat and not being able to do any more than five minutes worth of work in 2 hours is ok as long as she’s camped out in front of the fan with me.