I’ve been feeling like a total ingrate all day for my little rant about the house last night, because I’m ecstatic that we were actually able to buy anything here, let alone something that’s cute (in spite of it’s aforementioned flaws) and in a nice neighborhood. Had we waited another 3 months to get into the market, we never would have been able to swing it.
So I would like to recant those nasty things I said about our home, and mention a few of the things I love about it.
First off are the hardwood floors that run throughout the house (including under the vinyl in the kitchen), which we unearthed from under decades old carpet and my husband carefully sanded and sealed.I love the coved ceilings in the living room…
…the glass knobs on the doors (something I always wanted)…
…and the mouldings around the doors and windows.
Other favorite things include the beadboard panelling in the back porch, the peek-a-boo views of the mountains, and my garden
So it would seem that the leak in the roof might not be as much of an issue as we thought (fingers crossed madly!). The shingles are still as tight as a drum, so we think that last night’s wind storm was probably blowing the slush and water from the flat roof, up and under the transition to the sloped roof. At least, it’s been raining non-stop since this afternoon and there doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore. I guess our roof just wasn’t prepared for rain that flows upward.