Thursday, February 21, 2008

As Promised, Some Pictures

We made another run (actually two, I forgot the key the first time - Oops!) today, and it was a nice sunny day, so I got a few pictures. Of course I then wandered around the house thinking, OMG it is so small! What was I thinking? How will we fit? And then to top it off, the kitchen was littered with mouse droppings. UGH! I guess the sellers had been coming in daily to clean those up, so we didn't realize how much activity there was. I had assumed some, but obviously we will be setting traps and putting out poison. Yuck.

Also, it looks like I won't get my fridge tomorrow. We are due for a snow/ice/sleet storm all day tomorrow, so even if the delivery truck made it, there is no real way *I* could get there and back. I have rescheduled the delivery for Sunday. That will work, since there will be a lot of people there, helping move in!

Both of my sisters are coming, and bringing their families, so it will be a kind of family reunion, and we plan on having some fun once the work is done.

Ok, here is the house from the driveway:
House and van

And here is a shot of the barn. It is very close to the house, which is nice and convenient. Not sure how much I'd like it if there were cows in it... LOL


Dot said...

Congratulations Gretchen!!!! Happy moving!!!! I hope everything goes smoothly for you!!!

Melanie said...

Whoo hoo! Can't wait to see some pics of the inside, too!

ia jen said...

Yeah, thats kind of a problem with old farmhouses. Mice. Ick. I have the same problem. I recommend cats. Female cats are the best, but Toms will do the trick too if they don't happen to be lazy like mine. LOL! I spoil them too, which doesn't help.

Congratulations on the new house. Good luck with the move.

Anonymous said...

Don't poison your mice. Poisoned mice go somewhere to die - usually in the spaces between your walls. Someday you're going to be sitting in your house wondering "what's that sell? It seems to be coming from the walls..." It's going to be all those dead mice rotting away, and you're going to need to rip out walls to get rid of it.

ia jen said...

Well, not rip out walls, but you may need to light lots of candles and use lots of deodorizing sprays until they dry out and stop smelling that is for sure. I just went through this not too long ago, so I knows whats I'm talking about. LOL NOT FUN, but effective non the less.

Good luck!

Jody said...

I love it! It is so cool!

Your boys are going to ahve a blast in that barn!