Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Pictures Will Probably Poof But....

I am feeling, for the first time ever, house-proud. And so I would like to show you the house that I shall be (fingers crossed, knocking wood) buying.



Isn't the porch FANTASTIC? And the tree? And also, I know you want to see this, though it is a crappy and unrepresentative picture. 'Tis the Nook of Ideas:



What you can't tell from this picture is that the Nook is like 5 1/2 feet wide and like 12-14 feet long. In other words, an entirely reasonable amount of space for an office. (In fact, not all that much smaller than my actual office at school, which I think used to be a utility closet. What you also can't see is that there are windows in the Nook, so in that regard it is superior to my actual office, which has no windows - another piece of evidence that tells you it was probably at one time a utility closet.)

I should also note that I'm sort of freaking out about the fact that things are moving forward. It's not the idea of the money and mortgage that gets me. It's just that it feels so grown up of a thing to do. Also, it feels like for the first time "home" will really be where I live full time, and not my mom's house. I think the anxiety is closest to how I felt when I brought the Man-Kitty home - that somebody was making a grave mistake and that I was clearly not responsible to own a pet. Of course, that was silly, but that is very close to what this feels like.

35 comments:

Roxie Smith Lindemann said...

If the dictionary needed a picture of the "perfect cozy home with just the right amount of space for thinking and dreaming and living well," this house would fit the bill. Congratulations, Dr. C! It is the sweetest house ever and, yes, that front porch is fantastic. We look forward to the virtual housewarming party!

Lawgirl said...

Oh, I was so hoping you would post pictures! I love it!! It looks like the house I would choose - I love older homes.

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life_of_a_fool said...

congratulations! That is an awesome looking house with a fabulous nook! I can definitely see why you fell for it!

English Adjunct said...

Congratulations on what looks like a really beautiful and charming house! What a great looking house and what a perfect space for an office! Congrats again!

gwinne said...

Lovely! I hope the sale goes through without a hitch and you write Next Book in that fabulous nook!

helenesch said...

Congrats! I'm happy to hear that things are moving along. The house is adorable! Thanks for posting pics.

Sisyphus said...

cute!!! I want to live vicariously through your whole moving and decorating and cosy-making process, so be sure to post pics and details!!!!

Kendra said...

What s super charming home! The Nook looks like a wonderful thinking and writing space. Absolutely adorable.

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful house! I wish you a smooth closing and many happy years here.

Horace said...

Aaaaaah-dorable.

Now visitors shel descend upon you in hordes to partake of both the cute coziness, and the air of erudition that pervades the nook of ideas.

Well played.

Lesboprof said...

So loving this house!!! Really, it is completely and totally lovely!

Good luck with everything!

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auto ethnographer said...

Well hell (blogger is being a pain in the arse today). Just wanted to say that your house is super cute! I am jealous, and hope it all works out for you!

Miranda said...

What a charming space! I can see why you put in an offer.

heu mihi said...

Oh! That is the cutest! I want one! (The whole house, not just the nook.)

And dude, if I were you? There's no WAY I'd be able to pay ANY attention to ANYTHING that didn't have to do with moving into that joint. Good luck with the rest of the semester.

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

LOVELY. I hope you get it & enjoy!

ndkelly29 said...

The house is adorable. Congratulations!!!

Prof. Koshary said...

Score!! So happy for you that things are moving forward!

The nook is nifty. Needs some nice knickknacks, no?

Crescentius Matherus said...

Awesome choice.

Now you just need to pick out new colors for those white walls. :)

Susan said...

Congratulations. And when I saw the house my first thought was, "what a great porch". And your nook is indeed perfect (though I'd say not enough room for my books...)

Not to frighten you, but signing the mortgage papers is even scarier than having your offer accepted. But it passes, because your house is awesomely cute, and looks happy.

JustMe said...

everything looks amazing! congrats!!

PhysioProf said...

COOLIO!

Bardiac said...

Yay! Looks GREAT!

Musey_Me said...

Cute! Congrats.

Comet Jo said...

Looks awesome! Love the nook.

lin said...

Nice! Being a grown-up like this isn't that bad ;-)

Janice said...

That looks like a wonderful home. I am envious of your nook -- it seems a perfect little working space and haven1

PhDLadybug said...

Congratulations! It looks very very nice! How beautiful!

rented life said...

Congrats, it looks lovely! Big fan of the porch!

Ann said...

That is totally and completely adorable. Will you have a guest room big enough for all of us to come stay?

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karen said...

Congratulations! So great that your wait was not very long!

Doctor Pion said...

Very nice! I love houses with character like that, and especially like that the landscaping keeps it all visible.

The only problem is that bump in the sidewalk due to tree roots ...

Ling.Lass said...

It looks wonderful! Enjoy settling in.

Belle said...

Love it; now you need to find some cool vintage front porch chairs so you can sip your morning coffee and watch the world go by! I love the light you'll get! Fabulous.