Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Roses for remembrance and some promising news

Some lovely fall roses bloomed just for this occasion:  today would have been my son, Ryan's, 23rd birthday.  I am honoring and remembering him today.

On another note:

We are under contract on the house purchase.  Please continue to keep your fingers (and everything else) crossed that the bank accepts our offer, as this is a short sale, and they have the final say.  

Here are a couple of pictures taken the day of the inspection...

Living room with true divided-light windows and wood burning fireplace insert.  The floors are oak.  All original doors and trim are intact.  The house was built in 1934 and was moved to its current location in the 1950's when the university in town expanded.

Back side of living room showing original french doors leading out to a screened porch.  The huge back yard can just barely be seen through the doors.

Kitchen.  Not sure about the red pendant lights or the cutesy curtains, but I love the layout, the butcher block island top,  and the cabinet space.

More photos to come as the deal progresses.  The house needs some system updates and fixes, such as a new boiler and cleaning up of some of the wiring.  Structurally, it is quite sound.

I hope today finds you all well and happy. 

Until next time...


  1. Anne, praying that your closing goes well. What a beautiful home, and just in time for the holiday season.

  2. Your son still surrounds you with his energy that is now part of the universe. He is the wind on your face, and sun on your shoulders, the rain on your flowers. Your love as a mother for him is always there, strong and true.

    My fingers are crossed for you that this home will soon be yours.

  3. Our children are a part of us no matter where they are. I`m sending strength on this bitterweet day.

    The house beautiful, Anne.


  4. Anne, my goodness, bless your heart. I knew when I scrolled slowly down my screen that those pictures of the delicate roses were somehow special. The presentation talked to me, before the words.

    Just for you, fingers crossed & everything else - I really love it.

    Happy Hallowe'en my friend, may your nite be filled with magic ;-)

  5. sending love and prayers to you tonight anne. xo janet

  6. Dear Anne,
    First of all, I hope that your day wasn't too hard to get through and that your thoughts were of all the happy times that you shared with your son. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be. I am thinking of you as I'm sure it's not just that day that is hard.
    I love the house.....there are so many original features and I know that you will make it look wonderful as you will make the garden. I have everything crossed over here in the UK that the move with be a smooth one without any hitches. Sending much love.
    P.S: the photographs of the roses are stunning. XXXX


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