Tuesday, October 28, 2014

...and then we bought a house!

This has been our big secret for the past few months. We never dreamed of buying a house so soon, but we have been very blessed. The house is perfect for us in size and location, and has all the charm that we were looking for, being an older house (1951). There are lots of decorative things we want to do, like paint and crown moulding, and the kitchen and bathrooms can stand to be updated (although the original 1950s tile is in great condition!). But really, it's adorable and we are so happy!

However, the night before we closed on the house, our little black kitten swallowed a straight pin and we were thrown into the panick of getting emergency vet care. All told, we were either driving around or sitting in waiting rooms for 5.5 hours, getting home at 3:30 am only to get back up at 7:30 am to pick him up after the surgery before the emergency vet closed. It was quite an experience... But he is doing very well now!

So... that's why there has been no sewing. I'm also presenting at two conferences this coming month. Life has been CRAZY.


Thread-Head said...

I'm sorry to hear about the kitty's duress, but very glad that there was a happy outcome. Congratulations on your new nest! I love older homes. So much character and charm, plus the sweet knowledge that other people have lived, and loved within those same walls.

vintagevisions27 said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty! Poor thing! But happy to hear that he will be alright. And congratulations on your new home. That's so exciting for you both. Cori and I bought and moved into our new house 2 weeks before our wedding so I can totally relate to the craziness of life. :)

G. Thomas Fitzpatrick said...

Wonderful news on the new house, best wishes there, and delighted the feline is doing well.

But my, a house built in the 1950s is considered old now. That is food for thought.

Gina said...

Huzzah for the new house but boooooo for sadness for the kitty!! Can't wait to see what fun wonderful things you do with you new home!

Cap'n Bob said...

Lucky kitty.

Would it be too nosy to ask what city the house is in? I ask because I lived in the area when I was a lad (Norfolk and Denbigh) and I wondered if you're in one of the same towns. If you don't want to say, that's okay.

Jacqueline said...

That’s such a scary experience! I’m glad your kitty is OK. I’m sure he’ll have a speedy recovery in your brand new home! It must be so interesting to step into an older house and see the designs that where popular back then. I’m glad the location and the size is perfect for you. Congratulations!