home is where your rump rests

We bought a house today!

What a pain in the ass, oh mah gah. Weeks of paperwork and waiting, and more paperwork and more waiting. Plus a tiny hiccup at closing today. But we survived and it’s ours. We’re still in our apartment lease until the end of October, so we can take our sweet time moving in – although we’ll be out well before our lease is up, we are SO OVER IT. We have a little bit of painting we want to do, and we need to get the basement ready for the cats (it’s where their litter boxes will be, so we need to cover any spaces they might want to try to crawl into). Really there are tons of nitpicky little things to deal with, but most of them can be spread out over the coming months.

Anyway, it’s a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 109-year-old Dutch Colonial in North Minneapolis. We looked at a lot of houses in St Paul because StP4lyfe, but for various reasons this is where we landed. My commute will be shorter, and Darren’s shouldn’t change too much? It’s about the same distance, but time will tell with regards to traffic.

We spent a good chunk of time chatting with the sellers today and it sounds like the neighbors are awesome, which was great to hear. And the next door neighbor has a very nice dog named Norman.

Am I going to start blogging about house stuff? Maybe! I do like reading house blogs, but whether or not I like writing about that stuff remains to be seen.

All right. You want to see pictures? Here are the listing photos in all their flaw-hiding glory. Hooray! Gory details can wait. For now, we are just excited.

house 01

house 02

porch! the window & door trim are not red in real life.

entryway

entryway

dining/living area

dining/living area

first floor half-bath off the kitchen

first floor half-bath off the kitchen

back porch/mudroom

back porch/mudroom

house 07

this will be the office

this will be the office

guest room/yoga space

guest room/yoga space

master bedroom

master bedroom

our bedroom features a walk-in closet

walk-in closet

house 12

view from the garage

view from the garage

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One thought on “home is where your rump rests

  1. Marsha

    CHEERS! WAY TO GO! The whole buying a house business is no easy task to undertake. But its worth it! That is one really well kept up home for being 109 years old! Hope some day to come visit you in it!!!

    Reply

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