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Like I said

I didn't think Brian would find anything wrong with the house we looked at yesterday. We put in a pretty low bid expecting a counter-offer but apparently the sellers are tired of goofing around so they accepted the initial amount. Yay! Now we have to do the inspection things and if all goes well we will move at the end of April.

The house is sweet with a very sixties feel to it: not patchouli sixties, Rob and Laura and Buddy and Pickles playing bridge sixties. The yard is glorious. The neighborhood is closer to the center of town than I'd expected to find quiet but that just shows what I know. It's buffered a bit by being nestled into the curve of a kidney-shaped country club. Brian is a golfer. I didn't think he'd care that much about the proximity of the course, but he mentioned it four times in evaluating the house.

In other news, we are waiting for aramintamd and her merry band to swing through town on their way to St. Louis. I didn't tell Victoria about it until today, thank goodness. If she had to function at this degree of excitement for longer than a day one of us would pop.


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Mar. 29th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Wow, I so associate the Old Takoma Park style with you that this takes me by surprise! I hope you love living in it!
Mar. 29th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Thanks! You may continue to associate the Old TP style with me if you like. I am happy to have any style at all. But I am going to start renting a bunch of old tv shows to look for decorating tips.
Mar. 29th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
I like it!
I reminds me a lot of one of my favorite houses ever (Ellicott City, Dunloggin Road, my grandparents').

Mar. 29th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
Re: I like it!
I think we might be buying it from someone's grandparents. They have owned the house since it was built in 1966.
Mar. 29th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
Cool! Is it in Westerville?
Mar. 29th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
No, it is in Perry Township, a little west of Worthington. It's not too far from Westerville; I want you guys to come visit us!
Mar. 29th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of Perry Township, oddly enough! Sounds like it's by Dublin somewhere.

Sure, we can come visit! You should come to our playgroups, that's a good way to meet people too! (next week's playgroup is at my house)
Mar. 29th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh man, my home inspection is scheduled for next Wednesday but I would love to come to playgroups and meet people. So far I've pretty much hung out exclusively with my realtor, but I think our relationship is going to be less close in the near future. Too bad, I think she's great!
Mar. 29th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Well tomorrow I'm hitting up COSI with the kids (and meeting a few people there, hopefully). Mon, not sure yet. Tues there's a preschool thing at Blendon Woods metro park to learn about eggs (free) at 10:00. Wed is playgroup. Thurs next week is Maylie's swim lesson from 10:15-11 and after I think we're hopefully doing a playdate with the other 4 yr old girls in her class at the park next door to the aquatics center for a picnic lunch. And next fri... not sure yet, depends on what the weather's going to do. Anything you guys would want to join in with just say the word, the more the merrier! The following Wed playgroup is going to be at Lisa's house (that's celticmom1967 and she's real cool)

and I -really- need to get off my butt and get off the computer. ;-)
Mar. 30th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
I love those metroparks programs, we'll try to go to the egg one. Hope I see you there!
Mar. 29th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! It looks beautiful.
Mar. 29th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm pretty excited (and relieved)!
Mar. 29th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Of course, we will see you in, umm July?
Mar. 29th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Yes! And also I will see you in umm a coupla weeks. I'm shooting for the week following April 14th.
Mar. 29th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
So how long before you fill that big garage with bookcases and books? Or is there some other large, reasonably dry space where you can hide a few hundred linear feet of books from Brian?
Mar. 30th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
ixnay on the epositoryray
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