Sunday, July 1, 2007

Our new house

Well we have rented a different house! Thought we would never make it there with all the flooding. We had to detour and what would normally be an 80 mile round trip became 145 miles! The first picture shows the detour road almost covered and it was when we returned so we had to go way far south and then back west and north to get back to Fort Scott. Thank heavens the rain has stopped at least for now! The house is smaller than what we are in now but it is big enough for the 3 of us. It has central heat, a nice size window AC that will cool the whole house, an attic fan and double paned windows. Jack will have a little place out back to putter and I will have lots of raised flower beds to get my hands dirty in. I think the kitchen is so cute! It has a very nice size utility room with plenty of extra storage and large closets in both bedrooms. The bedrooms are kinda small but we neither one mind at all. All I do is sleep in there anyway! We are renting it from folks I have known all my life and went to church with when we lived there. So I feel very comfortable renting from them. Oh and one last thing! It has an ice maker! Yippee! I love having those! All this for 200 dollars less a month. Okay this really is the last thing. Some have wondered why we finally decided to move after putting up with the leaks so long. So here it is. All this time our landlord has been calling us jinxs because of all the stuff that has happened with the house. Friday when he put the tarps on the roof, he said "How much money would it take to make you people move?" that was the last straw! So we will be moved in time for my birthday the 15th!

21 comments:

Morning Glory said...

I love it! That kitchen is adorable.

PEA said...

I'm so happy for both of you...and Katie of course:-)...that you'll be renting that house from your friends!! It looks like a great little house and I just love the kitchen!!! That ex landlord of yours sounds like a real jerk...imagine saying that to you! UGH! Happy moving:-) xoxo

Susie said...

I agree with Pea. He is a Jerk with a capital "J" So glad you've found such a cute place to call home
xo

lena-lou said...

Love the look of your new place, I have a friend whose birthday is also on the 15th, happy moving :)

Vonna said...

Well good for you...that place and the landlord STUNK!
Send me your new address!

Sharon said...

I am glad it worked out for you! The place looks great!

Lana said...

Your landlord is a jerk! but! pretty soon, you won't have to put up with him! I like the new house! Cute place!
~Lana~

"Early Bird" said...

What a darling place...I just love the kitchen...I think you will be ever so much happier there, it's no fun living in a leaky house!
:)

Lili said...

I can't believe how awful your current landlord is! You're certainly right to leave the place! The kitchen is too cute indeed! I hope it all turns out right for you and the move.
Take care and a hug to Katie!
Lili

groovyoldlady said...

I LOVE the wood floors and the happy blue kitchen!

Hurray for you!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I just love your new home. If it was here it would cost at least 600.00 dollars a month. God has blessed you. I hope that old renter finds out where the problem was. (HIm)lol. Glad you are settle and I pray the rain stops soon also but I just know it is going to get sooo hot and then we will probably have a hurricane. Hope you all have a very good fourth. connie from Texas

Suzanne said...

Say WHAT - he really said that? So glad you found another house - that kitchen is adorable! Suz

Renée said...

Very interesting to see your new house. Quite different of what we have here in France. The kitchen is very attractive. I wish you a very blessed life there. It seems that you'll have such nice surroundings too. And although I'm too early I already wish you a lovery birthday in your new kingdom.

Gran - (Angela) said...

I love the new home especially the bright and beautiful blue kitchen. I am so glad that you could make the move. It sounds like a very nice place to live. Much happiness in your new home!

I finally finished my hometown visit post.

Angela
http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com

Meari said...

Good luck with your move, Michelle. The kitchen *is* cute! Sounds like you'll feel right at home.

Penless Thoughts said...

I was just talking to my husband about you this morning wondering how you were doing with all the flooding going on. Glad to hear all you've had to do is contend with the rain. Same with us here. 29 days of rain out of the past 33 days. We are soaked!!!

The blue kitchen is priceless. Blue is my favorite color and I really like yours.

It is unbelievable that the other landlord would say THAT. I'm so glad you moved.
Susan

Renee said...

JUst a little word to cheer you up as you're packing everything.Friendly from France.

DaisyGirl said...

I hope you guys like this place better, I can't believe that mean man! It's better to be away from such a jerk! I love the blue kitchen! Have a blessed 4th of July!
Donna

By the grace of God ... said...

I am so glad that you have a new home! He didn't sound very nice, ugh!! Be careful with all the water. Have you seen the news about Coffeyville? Praying everything else will fall right into place. Have a blessed day!

Sheila said...

Glad you have found a better home. I'm tired of the rain too but we haven't had the flooding to deal with here in Springfield, MO.

Vicki said...

Looks like such a cute house. I sure hope you have better luck here than with your other one. That landlord's comment would have been the last straw for me too. (((Hugs)))