To answer some questions about the new house, it is in the same town, just bigger. It's so funny how when you remove all the clutter from your home to sell it, suddenly you like your house again! Now if only we could live in this house with another house next door to store our stuff in! You know, holiday dishes and plates, appliances, video games, scrapbooking and stamping stuff, TV's, all that stuff that there is no room for and makes things look cluttered! Living with-out them is just sitting in an empty house going "what a pretty house" though. Hence the need for a bigger house. Or at least one with cupboards, pantry, linen closets, another bedroom etc. I can't imagine why they built this house without them! Let me clarify that, I do have some kitchen cupboards but all I can fit is our every day dishes, glasses, canned goods, cereal and stuff. We put our linens (towels, blankets and sheets) in our clothes closet and in a dresser scrunched in the hallway. No basement or walk up attic either. Like I said pretty house, not functional. We didn't know when we bought it! OK hopefully no one who is looking at my blog would have bought my house until I said this LOL!
Back to the new house. It has a huge kitchen with an island (lots of storage underneath), butler's pantry, regular pantry, some other storage closet(which is not the coat closet) off the kitchen (going to be used for vacuum cleaner, kids backpacks and the like) has a bar counter so we can put bar stools there and eat, has 4 (yes, 4!) linen closets upstairs and cupboards in the laundry room! That hopefully will to do it LOL! Did I mention the master bedroom closets? There are two and each one is 9 feet long and 4 feet wide. Oh my goodness the space is going to be overwhelming. Remind me not to fill every inch so it still feels spacious and nice!!! I must remember "no over-stuffing the new house"! I need to read this blog a year from now :)
I will say it is going to take me a week to clean this house every week (get it, haha). Not sure I am prepared for that but I know it is the price I will have to pay so I am ready (so I say, huh?). I need the exercise anyway. Oh, did I mention the third floor? It is unfinished but an awesome walk up storage room and if we want to finish it some day (and lose our storage, I think not LOL!) it is a bedroom and a bonus room and plumbed and framed for a full bath. Besides, more rooms to clean and I don't need that! We are more happy about having stairs to an attic, a big floor in it so we have a place for the Christmas decorations, and other stuff we can't part with :)
So that's the story, we are so very excited!