Wednesday, August 14, 2013

And We Have a New House!

And it's been a long time coming.  After much difficult finagling with some interesting homeowners, we have a contract on a new home here in San Antonio!

Here's our front "yard".  This is actually a little walled in courtyard at the front of the house.  Yes, tons of plants.  And yes, we've already discussed my black thumb.  We may have to hire someone to teach me how to keep this stuff alive -- or to just keep it alive for me.  Or maybe hubby will be better at that than I am.

The master bedroom is to the right in that photo -- with a door coming out to the courtyard.  Very much looking forward to that.

The kitchen is in that lit up window just about in the center.  Family room to the left of that. The laundry room is off of the family room and goes straight into the garage if you keep moving left.  A dining room is to the right of the kitchen, as are stairs.

The upstairs patio comes from the upstairs "living area" directly behind it and there's another door to it from a bedroom to the right.  Two more bedrooms upstairs (but only one bathroom -- that's one of the minuses of the place).

No basement.  No basements anywhere that we found in San Antonio.  Apparently the ground is too rocky to make it feasible to dig basements.  That's why almost every house we looked at had the upstairs living area.


Here's that family room I said was to the left.  With the previous homeowners' furniture, of course.  All of these photos were taken on my phone, so excuse the poor quality. (And my inability to maneuver the spacing here to be more aesthetically pleasing.)

And here's the kitchen.  Yes, those blue blocks let in sunlight.

And here's the view from the front door to that dining area I said was to the right of the kitchen (stairs to the right of this).  And again, this is still the current homeowners' furniture.

I won't bore you with more photos.  You get the idea.  :)

We're hoping to be moved in by Labor Day.  Hubby is going back to Sioux City at the end of this week to be there while the movers back up our stuff.  We are SO anxious to be back in a real house with all of our possessions available to us again.  (Although we will have to get rid of a lot of stuff -- this house is much smaller.)

And this means, by October or so, we will be ready for visitors!  Lots of stuff to do in San Antonio, friends.  SeaWorld, Six Flags, the Alamo . . .

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