Friday, March 13, 2009


I'm back. It's taken forever to get hooked up to the internet again for a variety of reasons I won't get into except to say that I still can't get on on MY computer which irks me to no end because I hate pounding on this stupid laptop keyboard.

But...The house is fantastic. Having the room to spread out has done some wonderful things for our family life. Confining the TV to a den in the basement has done some wonderful things for our family life as well. Having an air exchanger has been a blessing for everyone's health. And I can't emphasize enough what a joy it is to have a house I can invite people into for supper or tea or whatever.


For the good stuff:

Harry loves, loves, loves the truck bed.

The view out front is gorgeous but the view out back, where out house backs on forest, is darn neat as well. I saw a bobcat a few morning ago.

Having a dining room is amazing.

I can dry clothes without hanging them over doors.

A bigger house is soooo much easier to keep clean then a tiny one.

We haven't turned on the electric heat once. The wood stove heats the house and when I can't be bothered to keep it going the sun coming in the french doors in the dining room keeps the main living space nice and toasty.

The bad stuff:

Corner jacuzzi tubs aren't my cup of tea. I'd rather just have a regular soaker tub and save on water and energy.

Dial up sucks.

The road we live on is a dirt road so full of potholes that an SUV is very likely going to be our next big purchase as my poor little Hyundai Elantra is getting the living crap beat out of it every time I go somewhere.

The bad stuff isn't all that bad though and it's definitely outweighed by the huge leap in quality of life we've experienced by moving into this house.


Jacqueline said...

Glad you're enjoying your new house! Been missin' your posts.

Anonymous said...

Pictures, dahling, we require pictures.

Anonymous said...

Oh yah, and did you notice this gem in the newspaper?

If I punished my kids by putting them in a closet, wouldn't I get in some sort of trouble???

Does your new house have a closet with padded walls? Hmmm...

Mom, M.Ed. said...

Congratulations! You sound just like I did when we moved into our home! Well...except for the bobcat part. LOL!

Bonni said...

I'm so glad you're happy with the new digs. Can't wait to hear more!

Nancy said...

It was great having tea at your new table in the diningroom of your FAB house! I love the vaulted ceilings.

Molytail said...

I saw a bobcat a few morning ago.

Y'know you're in the country when...

*grin* I am SO happy for you guys! Heh, I bet Harry went nuts when he saw the bed. :-D

It truly sounds like the perfect house, yay!!!

(eh - I'd rather have a normal tub myself....don't want my tub doing all this weird bubbly stuff LOL)

concernedCTparent said...

Yay! You're back and all moved in. You sound blissfully happy, potholes and dial-up be darned.

As for bobcats, *sigh*, haven't seen one since we moved to CT. They are lovely creatures and you caused me to remember just how much I miss seeing them around.

Enjoy discovering all the hidden surprises of your new digs... then blog about them. Please.

cyn said...

So glad the move went well- and you are posting again!