30 March 2010

My Porch is Finally Getting a Porch!

  
Things in my reading/blogging world have been a little slow lately with work, an overseas guest, and the fact that we are finally (finally!) buying a house. The last time we tried to buy a house was in 2005 at the peak of the housing bubble. So, five years later we have finally found something that will work for us that we can afford. We still have to get through the home inspection and the appraisal, but hopefully there won't be any challenges there.

Bottom line is, I am finally getting my porch (which we will turn into a screened porch), and...wait for it...a LIBRARY. It actually has a separate room with nothing but bookshelves.

36 comments:

  1. Fantastic - that's so exciting - congratulations! And a whole room for bookshelves *envious*

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  2. Congratulations! It is charming and that porch is most inviting.

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  3. Wow!Love it, love it ,love it! I have always yearned for a porch--------- and a library,TOO-----be still my heart...sigh.....

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  4. Oooh! I'm envious (truly . . . a library, porch, home of one's own?!?! Heaven!).

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  5. How delightful! Lovely house, reminds me of some in the neighbourhood where my mom grew up, Military Road environs.

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  6. Ooooh, how exciting!!! Your own library = heaven! Hope everything goes smoothly, and looking forward to pics of all your own books on the shelves :)

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  7. This is wonderful news. I posted about a reading room on my blog today as we have the house but I am still working on the reading space.

    Your house is charming! Good luck. Hope escrow goes smoothly.

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  8. Just lovely...congratulations! Can't wait to see the library:)

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  9. Congratulations!

    Enjoy your new home sweet home.

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  11. Your house is beautiful and I can't wait to be at the point in my life to be ready to buy a house! No where near that yet, but one day! And it will have a porch. AND a library! :D

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  12. Oh! But it's beautiful! Lucky you with the (to be) screened-in porch, library and whatnot.

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  13. Oh, Thomas, your future house is beautiful and your plans for it sound like my ideal home (can I come live with you? please?!) I wish you health and happiness in your new home.

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  14. Congrats!! What a lovely looking house and your own porch and library = WOW!! I'm green with envy :) Good luck with the closing and everything involved with buying your home! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news!!

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  15. Congrats on the house! It looks so lovely. It would be wonderful to have a room just for books- I envy you.

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  16. Oh you have a porch and a LIBRARY. You cannot tell from my writing but I am pea green at the moment...

    seriously - congratulations on your lovely home

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  17. Oh it's wonderful! I love the porch and how marvellous to have a library! My congratulations, and I'm sure it'll be a really happy home for you both!

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  18. Congratulations! What a beautiful home!

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  19. I love the house! It looks beautiful and I can't wait to see the inside especially that Library!

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  20. It looks beautiful!! And the fact that it has an actual library makes it so appealing!!

    Elise
    http://onceohmarvellousonce.blogspot.com/

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  21. Congrats what a wonderful wonderful building am most envious, especially with the prospect of a library too.

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  22. How wonderful! I love the porch - it reminds me of a porch I've seen in a movie, but I can't recall which...is it like a piece of the porch in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof? Or is it Gatsby's porch? Argh! I hate it when my brain fails me. At any rate, it looks like a great place to read and discuss books! :)

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  23. A porch and a library!? That sounds pretty amazing. Congrats!

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  24. What a lovely house and its great porch! Good luck! We're about to close on our house next week. Can't wait!

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  25. Congratulations on the new house; it looks great! I have had a number of houses, but never had a real library, glad you do.

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  26. Oh congratulations! What a beautiful home!! I'm so thrilled for you both.

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  27. Beautiful house, Thomas! Congratulations! So happy for you!

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  28. A porch...a LIBRARY! The picture looks gorgeous, congrats on finally finding something that suits your needs. Looking forward to seeing your library once it is all your own!

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  29. Beautiful! Congratulations, I am so pleased for you! Homeowning is in my very distant future so I will envy from afar!

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  30. Thank you everyone! I can't wait to show you all the library in progress.

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  31. What a charming house! Many congratulations!

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  32. I speak as someone who also got his first house in his 40's. It's great. Congratulations. The bookshelves also look wonderful. I still don't have a set of built in bookshelves.

    Maybe one day....

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  33. Thanks Tara and CB. Everytime we go over to the new place to take care of some bit of business we get more and more excited.

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