May 19, 2007

Good Thoughts

The first time I drove into THE Valley from the west (and I know it was FROM the west because I was driving TOWARDS Chicago) anyway...the first time I drove into town from that direction I saw this house. It's on a corner, right off of the highway. It has a beautiful yard, soft green grass, trees. Heck, it's even got a stone BBQ built in the backyard. And yes, I paid that much attention. I said it caught my eye.

Anyway, I remember thinking how sweet it looked. And every once in a while, over the past couple of years, I would see it up for rent. Never when I could do anything, but I always noticed.

This morning I got a call from my landlady.

LL: Tammi? I can't believe I'm doing this, I don't want to do this, but you should know there's a house down the street from the church that is up for rent.

Tammi: laughing Really? Thank you Sweetie. I'll check it out.

Holy Cow. It's THE house. So I took down the number and made a phone call. Then, I went to see it this afternoon.

Sweet is the perfect word to describe it. Folks - it has 2 kitchens. One upstairs - very nice. And the other? Down just off of the family room (that has Football Sunday written all over it). TWO! TWO WORKING KITCHENS!!!

It's got a lovely dinning room that over looks that really great backyard.

The living room is HUGE. Especially when you consider what I've gotten used to in the past few years.

It's a great house. Perfect for me. Especially working from home. Not too much to keep up and enough room that I won't feel closed it. And did I mention the central air? Yeah, and attached garage! That Lana will actually fit in!!!

But most of all it has such a good feel to it.

I love it. It exceeded my expectations.

I'm dropping the application off on Monday after work.

Can I ask a favor please? I'd love to have this house. The cost is even less than I was planning on, and it's got everything (including a bathroom downstairs) that I want in a house. Well, except no dishwasher, but I'm learning to deal with that.

Can you keep your fingers crossed for me? Please?

Oh - and so you know how much I love this place - I had to sign an agreement that there would be no smoking inside. At all. I didn't even blink an eye. Done.

It's worth it.

Posted by Tammi at May 19, 2007 08:29 PM | TrackBack

This sounds like the house you were telling me about in DC. I will keep my fingers crossed that everthing works out for you.

P.S. I am going to try your pie crust recipe tomorrow hopefully.

Good luck with the house and the new job.

Posted by: stacy lee at May 19, 2007 10:34 PM

I'll be talking to the Big Guy for you! It sounds fabulous!!

Posted by: Richmond at May 20, 2007 07:42 AM

Keeping fingers, toes and paws crossed for you!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at May 20, 2007 07:48 AM

you? no smoking?

yeah, I think you'll get it.

Posted by: RSM at May 20, 2007 01:24 PM

I hope you get it

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at May 21, 2007 09:48 AM

As long as you have an attached garage (and a good space heater) smoking outside isn't that big of a deal.

Voice of experience here :-)

Might need to run a cable out to a small TV, though, for football Sundays...

Posted by: Harvey at May 24, 2007 08:26 AM
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