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Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Joys of Home Ownership

1. The kids can run and the people downstairs don't call the front desk to complain.

2. We live *right* down the street from Lowes.

3. We also live near McDonald's, Taco Bell, Walmart, 2 grocery stores, some gas stations, and a really good pizza place. So we're set.

4. We have a backyard that isn't the size of a postage stamp! See:

5. I am putting all that watching of HGTV in the hotel room to good use.

Kitchen before:

A peek of what the kitchen is morphing into:

Family room before:

What that room has going on now (please notice the paint color and not the mess *cough*):

6. Two bathtubs!

7. No HOA (or military housing nazis), so we can do whatever in the heck we want. And if we skip a week mowing the lawn, no nasty letters from anyone!

8. Ceiling fans.

9. A place big enough where the kids can be far enough away that they don't sound very loud.

10. It's OURS!


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Lorie said...

Congrats to you! I'm so happy for you/yours. House looks lovely. That backyard deck is looking super sweet as well. Enjoy it!

Lacey said...

Congrats, it looks great!! Oh, to live somewhere we could actually afford a house one day...LOL!