Vince saw #6 today and said the kitchen and family room were fantastic but there wasn’t a good place for the longarm and the sewing room. #2 is the only one still in the running. Vince took some photos of it when he went back to see it today and if he’s not too tired when he gets back to the room tonight, he’ll send them to me. You know how it is . . he’s in a hotel, eating out every night, watching movies . . and he’s tired! I’m home scrubbing floors, cleaning out drawers and cabinets, packing, cooking for myself or skipping meals (or eating Pop-Tarts and ice cream) but . . he’s tired! Seriously, he was going back to the office tonight and he leaves here at 4:30 a.m. on Monday and gets home about 10:30 p.m. on Friday so I know he is tired.
But the more I think about house #2, the more I like it. I’ll tell you what I know about it. First is that you enter the house through the garage on the lower level so if you’ve bought groceries, you’d need to park in the circle driveway by the front door and come in on the main level to avoid hauling the groceries upstairs. At first, I didn’t like that idea but . . Vince (and me too if I admitted it) walks into the current house through the breakfast room and everything gets dropped on the table or the bar. If I move it, then he comes in wanting to know if I’ve seen this or that. I beg him to not drop everything right there on the table. So . . if he comes in downstairs, maybe I could have a little desk or bucket or something there for him to drop all his stuff in before he comes upstairs. I wouldn’t even look in his bucket! I’ve said that if I designed my own house, I would make sure we came into the house in a room where it wouldn’t matter if Vince dropped all his stuff.
Downstairs are what they call two bedrooms but Vince said it’s what he calls one BIG bedroom with a wall that goes about 2/3 up and then there’s a shared sitting room and bathroom. I believe the owners had two boys about the same age and this was their room(s). Then there’s a large family room down there. It all has windows and a door going to the patio out back. I was thinking I could put my fabric and a cutting table in one of those bedrooms and then I could have my sewing machine, ironing table and a smaller cutting table (for trimming) in that room. If the longarm would fit in either room, that would be fine but if not, I could put it in one end of the downstairs family room.
Since I don’t use the longarm every day, we could still use that family room for a family room and keep the upstairs room nice and clean without all our clutter. Vince says the views at this house are so pretty. We’ll wait for a while to see if anything else comes on the market but if we had to choose today, it would be #2.