The One with Our 3rd Apartment?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

We've been here 4 weeks to the day! Our household goods are here stored in crates somewhere, now we just need a house to put everything in! Last time I updated I had gone into the housing office on the 25th of July because that's when they said it'd be ready. But when I went in they said it wouldn't be ready until the 9th of August - two weeks later... Nothing I could do, so we've just been hanging out! Chris went with his friend to the housing office today and on a whim he decided to see if our house was ready to be seen and lo-and-behold, it was! Yay! Three days early! So this afternoon, while the kids were napping and Chris was home for lunch, I took a friend's car to go check it out at long last! (Because yes, even though our car arrived yesterday, the battery was dead. Haha. Yeah. We're lucky :) But Chris replaced it tonight and it's good as new!)
I think it's technically called a townhome? You can correct me if I'm wrong. It's in the neighborhood that we've been pushing for because a lot of the people in our ward are there. It's 8 minutes away from Chris's work - compared to 45 like it was in LA! It's 4 stories, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 1500 square feet or something like that.
Upon entry the first thing on the left is a powder bathroom. Cool beans.
This is the view opening the front door. And on the right is a kitchen. It's the biggest kitchen we've ever had in our 6 years of marriage/3 apartments. 'Bout time!
So many cabinets! Maybe I'll actually learn to cook here :)
Past the bathroom and kitchen is a mudroom closet for all the big heavy snow coats and boots that we'll be sporting 8 months of the year! A little past the closet is a winding staircase - one of MANY!
This is the main living area. So much potential! We're allowed to paint, unlike our last apartment, so now the ideas are flying. Thank you Pinterest!
The main floor.
The backyard. We've never had a backyard before so I'll take it!
Moving down to the basement.
The huge utility room with a washer and dryer. Plenty of room for storage.
And in our friend's similar houses they've turned this room into the playroom - that sounds good to me! It's cement floors so we'd like to add a carpet and paint to give it some personality.
A big room in the middle - who knows what to do with that!? And then looking up all the staircases!

Going up to the 2nd floor - this is the main big bathroom.

It's got a separate tub and shower and two sinks. We've only ever had one bathroom so to have three is mind-boggling! 3 toilets to clean :) And these doors are to Fox and Jane's rooms.

Fox's room? Or Jane's. Not sure yet. All this furniture is the Army's which will be gone before we get in.
Another view. Why is the door off the hinges?
This is the other room. Picture it with nothing you see here, and then add all of Fox or Jane's stuff!
The built-in closet stays! The bedrooms actually have closets, unlike our last apartment, so that's super sweet!
And then on the top level is the entire master suite - holy moly! I think we'd put the bed in that niche?
His and hers closets - or just hers and hers :) 
Bathroom. Fun stuff :)
Windows with views!
Oops, camera focus fail, but still kinda cool.

I could get used to this view!

So. The next step is to "accept our offer". Then I have no idea what happens... I think we have to go see it with an inspector and then I don't know. Keep you posted!
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