Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It's ours! (although really I hesitate to say that until the signed lease is in hand)

I got a call yesterday afternoon from Joan, the property manager of the house we so desperately wanted. The owner was "very happy" with our application and asked Joan to draw up a lease for us. So barring anything unforeseen (and I'm always expecting something unforeseen) we should be living in this house as of July 1:


The house has five bedrooms. Five! And it's not because a previous owner split normal-sized bedrooms into tiny bedrooms. These are five regular sized bedrooms (for an older house). That means John will have an office, the girls will have a dedicated playroom, they'll share a bedroom (Emily is thrilled with the idea of a bunkbed), we'll have our room and we'll have a guest room. We've never had a guest room before! Living the high life I tell you.

Aside from all the space inside, the best part of this house is the location. It is a 10-minute walk to Emily's school, a 15-minute walk to Tamara and Greg's house, a 15-minute walk to Uptown Waterloo, a fairly short walk to my friend Marnie's house, and a good nursery school is only about 10 minutes away.

And there is a small fenced yard. A yard begging for a climber, a water table and a sand box. And some tomato plants, lettuce and beans. Hurrah!

And now just to have the lease in hand.

8 comments:

Julie said...

YEAH!!!! Congrats. It looks absolutely beautiful. I'm so excited for you guys. You must feel so relieved. One giant thing to cross off the todo list.

little b said...

It is super cute. Classic Waterloo house. I'm glad you got it figured out.

Erika said...

Congrats! That's wonderful (C: It looks perfect for you.

Marnie said...

Woo Hoo! I am very excited to have you almost here - and for such an extended time! The house sounds wonderful, make sure to send me the address so we can do a drive-by...

Cibele said...

Great news Karen! What a relief. The house is beautiful.
Cibele

Pam said...

What a great find! Congrats! The pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together for you.

Sheryl said...

Wow - it looks great! So glad you found something you like so much.

Shan said...

It looks like a great house! I'm so glad you found it.