Forever & a day

That’s how long it’s been, I’m fully aware of my commitment to my blog, or lack there of.  I have, however, been working to fulfill my list of possibilities for 2008.  Seeing how the year is almost quarter over, I felt that was key.

I have been CONSUMED with finding a job, finding a house, and then still trying to “do a good job at work” (like spending a month writing a grant to provide our program with 3/4 million dollars.) Details! I am happy to report the grant application and 1 month of my life were sent out last week thursday, and arrived on Friday.

On May 9th, Brent and I will have a house.  It was exactly what we wanted, and suprisngly it was in our below average price range for what we wanted in return.

house.jpgNotice- the new tan siding, and toffee painted cedar shakes (or whatever the are called).  All new windows- the ones that fold out for easy cleaning.  An enclosed porch.  The 2 car detached garage lies on the opposite corner of the house, along with a back deck and patio.  A small private yard- perfect for a dog, grill, patio set- entertaining whoever wishes to come over in the summer time.

kitchen.jpgEntrance from the back to the kitchen.  The glass door on the left side takes you to the basement, which we will eventually finish.  The appliances are fairly new and will stay.  The floor is tile as are the counter-tops.  There is quite a bit of cupboard/counter space. The counter right of the stove opens to a breakfast bar into the dining room.  The sink is to the left of where the person was standing to take this picture.  Behind the photographer is the main level full bath, complete with tile shower.  The laundry is also in that room.

dining-room.jpg Self explanatory.  My dining room is my  favorite room.  We are getting a dark dining room set similar to the one shown…although it might be a pub sized table with tall chairs. The light fixture will be replaced once we move in.  The windows on the left have a window seat.  Straight ahead is the foyer and front door (From Screened in porch)…the leaded window adds a bit more of the vintage charm.   I’m a big fan of the dark paint with White trim.  Immediately to the right of the dining room is a possible 4th bedroom/den/piano room.  Office would be an option if I were more organized and wouldn’t be so ashamed of having it visible.  Most of the downstairs is hardwood floors, carpet in the Living Room, tile in the kitchen.  What I don’t have a picture of is the angled wall with pillars and built in curio cabinet on either side of the entrance to the living room.

living-room.jpg The living room completes the first floor.  Our Brown leather furniture will fit.  The windows add some great western light, we’ll need some blind to cut the glare on the tv during sunset I imagine. 



The second floor- 3 Bedrooms….Ginormis Bathroom.  All rooms have huge walk-in closets.  The crib/striped room will act as an office, the other as master and guest bedrooms…until the day of babies comes (which is a few years off).

Part 2 of the List was finding a new job…..I just got the call 30 minutes ago that I was offered the position of Youth & Family Coordinator for Outagamie County (same pay, better insurance, more vacation, shorter drive, own office with a window, flexible schedule…)

Part 3- Getting a dog will wait until this summer, however names have been approved and surprisingly the breed has been narrowed to Weimaraner, Lab or Retriever.

Others ideas that I’ve embraced have been exercising….I’m trying swimming- which has never been a strength of mine.  I think I’m sick of running marathons for now and am curious about triathlons. I’ve also been making dinner and putting my clothes away pretty regularly. 

That’s my story. I’ll post later with the wedding progress!



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4 responses to “Forever & a day

  1. that looks a like a great house…and it doesnt sound like it needs much work, which is a bonus!

    Your new job sounds awesome too. I was on the track of doing that sort of thing until I moved to Madison and am now doing something completely different.

    Also, great job on putting away clothes. I am so bad at that also. Why is it so painful?

  2. sunshinequeen

    Thanks, yes- not needing any work was a huge bonus for us.

    I don’t know why it has to be so painful…although I must admit I am totally guilty of hanging my bras on every door handle. There is never a good place to put them things!

  3. Linda Polak

    Your house looks lovely! I’m sorry I’ve been so busy and haven’t kept in touch. I graduate on May 3rd…after 5 1/2 years of taking graduate classes. This year was a tough one. Lots of changes at work with too much to do and not enough time.
    I get the drift you are quiting your job and getting married. Big changes for you.

    I can’t tell you how lovely your house pictures look…should be on a HGTV show! I wish you the best of luck with every thing. Take Care 🙂

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