New house, vol 3

Things are really coming together, and the countdown is on!

We have a closing date of February 14. I can’t think of a better Valentine’s Day present than to be in our new house.

The latest progress: the air conditioning system, carpet, appliances, and fencing.

The AC isn’t too pretty, especially without the grass around it, but it is a necessity. It’s hard to imagine needing it right now, with the brutal “winter” we’ve had in Houston (yes, all you Northerners can laugh. I know we are winter wimps).unnamed

Brown carpet to hopefully hide all the dirt that will inevitably tracked into this loveliness.
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Another shot of my favorite feature — the curvy banister. The dark wood compliments the Kilim Beige paint and the brown carpet just as I’d hoped.unnamed

An aerial shot of the downstairs tile, now that it’s uncovered. I’ve no idea what the black tubing on the left is; if anyone knows, tell me.

Guys were installing the side fencing as took these photos yesterday.

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Hopefully the fence will contain this naughtiness.unnamed

Big job,that.unnamed

The back fence will be shorter and wrought iron, to give us a view of our bayou and woods. Once this brutal “winter” ends and the trees leaf out, we won’t be able to see the houses on the other side of the bayou.unnamed

One more feature almost finished: the seat in the shower. Cute, huh?unnamed

The much-anticipated kitchen appliances are in! Hooray!unnamed

My favorite girl, aka The Little Chef, was uber excited about the ovens, and in her excitement she didn’t realize that the blue color comes from the plastic shield covering the stainless steel. She thought we were getting blue ovens! That’s her, on the left, reflected in the ovens. She has already claimed this spot of the kitchen and will spend many hours baking up deliciousness.
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Something tells me we will see more of this flour-coated pig in the new kitchen:unnamed

Come on, February 14th! We can’t wait!

 

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14 Comments on “New house, vol 3”

  1. David Benbow says:

    I’m so excited for you. My son would find all kinds of uses for the curvy balcony overlooking the entryway. I’m thinking water balloons.

  2. billgncs says:

    great place – the family’s love makes it home

  3. Loving this photos…especially of your oinker :-D

  4. ashoover says:

    Beautiful!!!
    I think the tube may be a air powered nail gun where the compressor is out on the truck. First guess without seeing the whole thing in real life!!

  5. Wonderfully exciting! I love your house update posts :)

  6. eddie says:

    Forget the bayou view, we all know the purpose of the wrought iron fence is the make it impossible for my yellow dog to visit!!

  7. Jody Hicks says:

    Better the white stuff is flour than snow! It looks absolutely beautiful – we’re so happy for you!

  8. Christy says:

    Very exciting! Can’t wait to pop a cork or two in that fabulous kitchen!!

  9. Marie says:

    What a beautiful home. I love getting these glimpses into our “other lives” – you know the ones beyond cancer ;-)

  10. […] blogosphere is little glimpses into our other lives  (the one that carries on despite cancer) and The Pink Underbelly does this so well. This week we have another tour around her beautiful new home.  And a glimpse of […]

  11. bethgainer says:

    Love these pictures!! The curvy banister is something I’m drooling over. Congratulations on your soon-to-be abode. :)

  12. So fun to share in the excitement! Thanks for the tour. The new home looks gorgeous and knowing that sweet piggy will be residing there too just makes it all even more special for some reason.


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