The boys and I went to Roosevelt Island a few weeks ago..
No news is good news, right?
I guess that’s the way it goes, but geez! Waiting is definitely as much fun as they lead you to believe.
We are now waiting on the house appraisal to be done. Due to the type of loan we are going with and the lender we are going through we have to have two of these bad boys done. Fingers crossed that it happens before the end of next week as some of us need to put in 30 days notice on current abodes.
Even the Giz is tired of waiting..
And here we go!
This was one of the first pictures we took of the house. The laundry is very conveniently located in the living room. We figured this might entice the littleb to do more laundry…
Some photos of the Kitchen..
All new appliances, backsplash, countertops and tile flooring.
I believe we would eventually replace the cabinets if we manage to get this house as they seem original to the space and aren’t in the most amazing condition.
The Living Room, minus the Wee-b
The doors at the back of the Living Room open right out in to the backyard. Theres so much natural light in this home, in the Living Room there are actually three skylights that just open up the whole space.
Den or bonus room. Either this room or the Living Room (Perhaps both?) seem to be additions…but they work well for us! Please note the very rare shot of the littleb. This will not happen again.
Shot of the backyard from the sliding door in the Master Bedroom. The property backs up on to a parcel of land that runs the entire stretch of the street. It is apparently owned by one gentleman who has no plans to build on it.
Backyard…not too fancy, but big enough to keep the Giz happy and still leave room for some plants.
Had a bit of a sad day today. I guess most people would look at what happened and just kind of shrug their shoulders and wonder why I was so upset. I will admit to being very preoccupied in the last couple of weeks, what with both work being nutso and the process of hunting for a house with the Weeb. So i really don’t know when this happened, but we went by the aspen today (where i still pay rent, but am never there) to pick up more food for the Giz. I noticed as soon as we pulled up that the pretty ground cover that was in the front (as well as some of the other plants on the other side) were missing and i pointed it out to the Weeb with a bit of a sad face.
You see, last time my parents were here they slaved over the front yard and managed to get it all devoid of weeds and then we went out together and found some pretty plants to fill the garden with. I know, i know…material things. But you have to understand, it wasn’t just about the plants, it was about the memories and the smile I would get when i would go home. I was planning on taking some cuttings when the Weeb and I moved into our new home so that I could combine memories of both my parents and my time at the Aspen.
But now its gone. I know there’s always new memories to make and honestly, if this is my biggest thing to complain about then i have it pretty damn easy. But my family is not close by. I don’t get the opportunity to see them every week/month or even year. And i truly cherish the moments i have with them…so much so that even the littlest thing (Frankenstein the vacuum!) will always stay with me. So i guess the fact that someone tore out these plants (even if it was an accident) really hurts. There is so much that has happened over the last 12 months at the aspen, but the one thing that keeps being reinforced over and over again, is how unwelcome i feel.
I’m looking forward to having my family in my new home and being able to make new, lasting memories.
As we all know, nothing is a done deal until it’s a done deal. And sometimes not even after that…
The Wee-b and i have been house hunting for the past couple of weeks and after (we feel) being lead slightly astray by our original realtor, we contacted someone my friend Ev had worked with in the past. Not only did he contact us back IMMEDIATELY, but he met us two days later to take us out on the town to view some current listings. After the first three, the Wee-b and i were feeling a little disheartened and had a talk in the car on the way to the last home for the day. The basic gist of it was that we were not going to settle, that we would both know the house was right for us and that if necessary, we could rent for another year until next Summer when the littleb was done with his first year of High School.
Then we arrived at the last house. From the minute we stepped inside, Wee-b kept asking “What’s the catch? What’s the catch?”. The house is perfect for us. Not too shiny, lots of brand new appliances, but still enough projects for us to sink our teeth into over the next couple of years. We talked about the house all the way home and then we put together emails with photos and information to send to our respective parents to keep them up to date with our hunting. After speaking with both of them we decided that we should take the leap and put in an offer on the place. Both of us felt like the owners had a fairly high sales price on the place so we decided to put in a ridiculously low offer.
Fast forward less than a day and the owners came back with a MUCH more reasonable offer and we decided to proceed. Now comes the stressful/fun/nauseating/etc. part….we have the home inspection on Monday and we just have our fingers crossed that nothing too crazy is wrong with the place. I’m planning on taking my digital camera to the house tomorrow to get some better pictures, but for now…
So its been a while. How’ve you been? Missed me? I thought so.
Life has been….kind of hectic I guess would be a good way to put it The design firm I work for has been busy for the last couple of months getting everything finalized for a huge project we have been working on here in the DC area. Its all coming together now and the Buddha Bar is getting close to opening. I believe they still have the opening slated for May 10th. In the space of a few months, we pulled together and fabricated all of the window treatments, furniture (Lounge Sofas, Chairs, Foot Stools, Bar Stools and Banquette seating), Panels, Chandelier shades and all of the tassels you can see hanging from the chandeliers. The fun part was when Jeff (our awesomesauce installer!) and I were up on the lift all the way up to the ceiling installing all the shades and tassels. Let me tell you, my fear of heights didn’t stop me from dancing up there.
Some articles that have popped up recently, that show some of the fabulous work done not only by us, but also by artists all over the world:
Now we can sit still for 0.0057 seconds before we are off on our next project..