Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Countdown to Our Venice Continues

June 8 - Well, we missed another day for the post.  There is so much packing and preparing happening.  Sorry, loyal readers.  We will try to be more diligent!  We want to continue counting down until the moment we get to enter Our New Venice Home!

First, a little news.  We did receive a new letter from the settlement company.  It tells us the time and date of our final walk through and closing.  It warns that plans should still be fluid in case there is another delay.  Well, if there is another delay then we will be sitting in that gas company's office from morning through night and doing ride alongs until the gas line is installed.  Our wonderful home is waiting on us, Gas Man.

Well, that is the only news that we have on the home front.  We have resigned ourselves to the idea that we will not be visiting the house until the closing as not much will be happening at this point.  We are sure that Drew, our project manager, has fixed all of the minor issues that we had.  So, with nothing happening we can just sit here and dream.  Although, it gives us a chance to move onto our readers' favorite segment which is our....

But, first a little rundown of what we have seen so far:

                   30.  The Garage
                   29.  The Community
                   28.  A Backyard
                   27.  Family Space
                   26.  The Soaking Tub
                   25.  The Kitchen Cabinets
                   24.  The Outdoor Carriage Lights
                   23.  The Master Closet
                   22.  The Dishwasher
                   21.  The Landing Window

Let's get moving on, shall we?  We know you are waiting with bated breath.

The laundry room.  Again, it may appear to be a small thing to many, but it is a big thing for us.  Let's give you a little family history on this one.  Our first apartment did not have a washer or dryer.  All other homes have had small kitchen extensions or laundry closets.  We did have one place that had the laundry room in a dark, dingy, and cold basement.  It will be really nice to have a devoted room, with some warmth, to the laundry.  It will have a shelf, possibly cabinets later, and a little laundry nook corner.  It will be really nice to just be able to complete all of the laundry in this room!

Really looking forward to our all new, state-of-the-art washer.

New carpet.  We have never had new carpet in a home.  Sure, we have had carpet that has been steam cleaned, but newly installed carpet will be new and refreshing.  The closest we have ventured to new carpet was restored wood floors in another home.  They were beautiful, but they were far from new (installed in 1947).  Here's a look at these two on those wonderful floors:

Don't they look so peaceful.  Ah, the good old days.

The mudroom.  Well, imagine it without the blue tape because that is what it looks like now!  Okay, so the mudroom is not enormous.  However, it will be a great place to be able to easily remove coats, shoes, snow clothes, etc.  It will be really great when we get it all setup.  We would perhaps like something similar to what our fellow blogger, K M at Our Journey With Ryan Homes, purchased for their mudroom.  Here is a picture:

It is a cool little bench.  The black may not be for us, but it fits nicely in the space.

Our landscaping and trees.  Before we moved to this area, Bryan and our daughter planted a tree on Father's Day.  It was a really big moment and it was our hope that it would be there as long as possible and we could really leave our mark on our previous home.  Granted, it could be long gone by now as the new people moved in, but that moment always means something very special to Bryan.  It will be really nice to watch the tree in the front yard continue to grow and to be able to plant flowers every year.  Here is a look at our previous backyard:

We cannot wait to build more memories in our new home.  

Until next time:

So from all of us at Aerosmith to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember: the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.  Good night. 

Up Next: Continuing the Countdown to Closing!

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