I haven’t been commenting on anyone’s blog forever and I’m sorry. There is no excuse really. I hope this phase will pass soon so that I can get in touch again. Hope everyone’s well, or as well as can be. Spring tend to make everything better.
Haven’t moved yet. No official offers on the house yet either. Sigh.
We’re cleaning the house anywhere from 1 to 3 times a day, with 2 small kids running around our legs. Grabbing, whining, fighting, screaming, and whatnots are very normal occurrences here these days. Oh yes, and lots of shouting because we’re just not stressed enough yet.
When we have showings, we scramble to clean up everything, put out our better rugs and table liners etc., load the kids in the car and just drive. One showing was requested 18 minutes prior. I’m SO not kidding. EIGHTEEN minutes. I was still in bed… We left the house without our socks on.
Fortunately now the weather is warmer it’s easier to find things to do when showings are requested and we have to fly the coop.
By the way, here are some pictures of our coop. If you or a friend or friends’ friend are interested in finding out more (moving to Minnesota?!), email me and I’ll get you in touch with our realtor.
(Our city was rated as the #10th best place to live in the USA by CNN / Money Magazine just several months ago. The elementary school is one of the best in the state of MN.)
Amazing panoramic hilltop view, with a private wooded 1-acre lot.
Open floor that connects the living room (brick fireplace, built in shelves, cabinets, picture-window) to the kitchen (new flat cooktop, exhaust hood, fridge with built-in ice maker) to the informal dinning with an extra wide 8′ patio door, which opens up to a custom-made 16′x20′ octagonal maintenance-free deck.
A wonderful deck to watch the sunrise, enjoy and entertain in the extra private yard.
A baby room with built in organizers:
Brick fireplace in roomy family room in the lower level (walk-out) :
Huge office / guest room / workout room in the lower level.
All these and much much more! Such as hardwood flooring throughout the main level (except kitchen), high efficiency furnace and AC, maintenance-free gutters, storage space galore, pantry in the kitchen, plus many many updates.
So why are we giving it up?! Family. And career. We would live here for years and years if not for those reasons. We love this house and have been taking very good care of it. Hopefully it will get passed onto someone who will equally enjoy the charm and privacy of this house.