Saturday, January 2, 2010

A dilema has arisen...

We have a house on the hill dilema.  Our landlord owns two houses on the hill right next door to each other.  The house we toured is his mother's house which I shared pictures of.  I am going to refer to this house as the vintage house.  The house next door is our landlord's house that he used to live in.  I am calling his house the modern house.  When we toured the vintage house there was a young couple renting the modern house which they moved out of at the end of December.  An older couple relocating to the Colorado is currently renting the vintage house since it is furnished.  They are awaiting the arrival of their furniture and were going to move into the modern house, but they have taken a liking to the vintage house.  So we have been offered the modern house, but if we still want the vintage one we can have it.

The modern house has a master bedroom on the main level and the master bath has a nice tub (which is a plus with me since I love to take bathes).  There are two bedrooms upstairs each with its own bathroom.  A 4th bedroom is in the basement, but there is no bathroom down there.  There are high ceilings and an open floor plan plus a big stone fireplace.  A big deck with a nice view is off the kitchen/dining area which is good for entertaining.  It would be great if  we could tour this home to get a feel for it, but we have to go by pictures.

One of the cons about the vintage house is that I did not like the master bathroom.  It was a bit cramped and I did not like the shower stall at all.  The other con was that the vintage house has white shag carpeting in the living and dining area.  I am thinking that the boys will be tough on it.  The modern house has tan carpet and wood flooring in the dining and kitchen area which would be perfect. We are thinking that the modern house might suit our family better, but both Mark and I can see ourselves sitting on that awesome front porch at the vintage house.  Sigh.

In other news, we spent new year's eve with my family.  New Year's day we had one of the boy's friends from scouts over to spend the night.  He is having so much fun with us that he asked to spend another night with us.  I am very happy to have him here especially since we won't be here much longer.  It is so nice to be able to spend this special time with him. 

4 comments:

fairmaiden said...

Pray...He will tell you which house He wants you in. He knows, just ask.

TakingChancesLovingLife said...

Saw on your Hopes and Dreams blog that you hope to go on an Alaskan cruise - I hope you do! I live in AK and it is really beautiful.

jAne said...

Hm. A dilema indeed...

My first thought is that you should go for the modern home because the pictures seem to agree with you, the one downside being the porch. But. Is there a back deck to use? Or maybe the vintage home couple would welcome you and yours to use their porch from time to time..?

A dilema. Yes. Praying <><

jAne * tickleberry farm

Cherie said...

Becky, Can you post pictures of the newer house?