...well, trying to be, anyway. Jesse and I are doing well, I think, with finally being able to process everything that happened at the hospital and in the following days, and I believe I am recovering fairly well. My incisions are looking good (in my opinion), and only one is sore/tender. I've been taking the percocet very sparingly, as anyone who has ever been on this can probably tell you, it makes me pretty dizzy and woozy which just isn't fun. We've certainly been blessed with wonderful friends, family and adopted family all across the country, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the thoughts, prayers and distractions this past week and all the people who offered to help..thank you all! Jesse and I have never had to deal with anything like this, and are praying we never will again, but a special thanks to everyone who has been there and offered words of support and encouragement. Please keep us in your prayers as you think of us: we're not out of this yet, but I think we're on our way there.
Anyway, moving on. I think it is now safe to announce that we are buying a house! YAY! We're really excited, and it's been in the works for a month or so, and everything is looking good and really coming together. It's small, nothing fancy, but we're pretty pumped about it. We're getting a place out in the country with a bit over 17 acres, a few of which are meadow, the rest hills with trees and a small creek running through it. Jesse's been scheming and planning everything he hopes he can do with it. The house itself is in pretty decent condition and we won't have to do too much to it to move in, the main thing is the carpet upstairs needs to go. Everything else can wait until we have more money for projects. Dumb money. Without further ado, some pictures!
|through the front door: dining area and kitchen|
|turning right from the front door: living room|
|missing a stove and fridge, obviously|
|the previous owner built the house himself. including the cabinets. I'm very impressed with his skill! and for the record, those cabinets are so tall that even Jesse will need a step ladder to get to the top.|
|hallway. boring. two rooms on the right are bedrooms (farther back will be Lily's), first on the left is stairs to the basement, second is our bedroom. attic and a door outside at the end.|
|our room..nothing exciting.|
|2 closets and a half bathroom in our room|
|room in the basement with a small secondary kitchen. there was a fridge down here, not sure we'll replace it.|
|room. there isn't really anything exciting about basements until you fill it with your own stuff.|
|view from the front door/deck. that's our garage on the right and our land across the street.|
|garage. there was a workbench here, but they apparently took the top part. easy enough to replace, and Jesse is already planning on his workshop.|
|planning where I'm allowed to park and where all his tools will go. very nice garage!|
|I think this is my side.|
|part of our meadow and creek|