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June 14, 2005


We did it. The offer has been accepted. The inspection is pending. The earnest money has been deposited. We're in escrow. How did we do with our list of must haves?

· Fall within our very limited budget CHECK! (mostly)
· Have at LEAST three bedrooms and hopefully more than one bathroom--Three bedrooms CHECK!, one bathroom BLEH!
· Aren’t near the neighborhood crack-house (knocks two awesome homes off the list right there) CHECK and DOUBLE CHECK!
· Are more than 10 feet away from a six-lane highway CHECK!
· Have a fenced yard with plenty of grass for the dogs to play in (and for Frinklin to cut) CHECK!
· Are NOT haunted CHECK! (As far as I can tell)

It is also a Craftsman style home--something I have wanted as long as I can remember, it's in the place we've wanted to live all along (Proctor), it has character, the kitchen is reasonably sized (and has a dishwasher and a garbage disposal), it's 10 minutes from work, I can go up the staircase without whacking my head on the ceiling, and it's already wired for cable. What more could I ask for?

Well, I could have asked for hardwood floors, but I got laminate, likely with hardwood hiding underneath. Close enough.

House from the street:
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The back side:
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The living room and dining area:
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Note the built-in dresser in the master bedroom:
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Lastly, the view from our hotel room looking up toward North Tacoma (and our new house!):
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Posted by Ensie at June 14, 2005 07:07 PM


Oh, cute house. Congratulations!

Posted by: MissMeliss at June 15, 2005 08:27 AM

I like it! The photo of the room w/ the fireplace and hardwood floor prompted my "oh" face. The ceiling height is incredible and the yard looks really good. I'd say you have a winner!

Posted by: eden at June 15, 2005 10:23 AM

Thanks Miss Miliss and Eden. I hope we have a winner. The inspection is tomorrow, so we'll know for sure then. Eden--I wish the floors were hardwood, but they are laminate. Hopefully there is hardwood underneath that can be restored sometime in the furture. The tall ceilings downstairs compensate for the 1/2 story upstairs. The ceiling on the second floor ranges between 6' and 2', depending on where you are in each room.

Posted by: ensie at June 15, 2005 03:09 PM

Woo hoo!!!! I love it! YAY, Ensie and Frinklin!

Posted by: Violet at June 15, 2005 03:42 PM

Congrats! It looks lovely.............

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