Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello April!

We are 9 days into APRIL and it has been a wave of emotions.  We have sold our CONDO and are moving again....yes it is true.  It has been a really fast year since we moved to the Northside.  I have met and enjoyed 5 very lovely ladies here in the complex and I have so enjoyed the pool and having all our living space on one floor. 
 BUT, Ed received word that his health insurance is going to change and we are going to have to pay more out of pocket for his supplemental insurance and prescription coverage.  Still not sure of all the details.  But, since he will no longer be covered under his employers insurance due to being on Medicare I will no longer have someone to help make the deductible with.  So I will (hopefully) not see free prescriptions by the end of the year etc. like we are use to because he is chronically ill and has hospital stays, tests and lots of scripts and hits his out of pocket every year.  It is a very frustrating issue and I could go on and on about why or if or what is happening but, I will say these changes HURT.  Ed paid into a disability plan his whole career because he has had Chron's since he was 13 and knew he would need it.  Oh well roll with the punches.  So we are trying to be pro-active and we are getting rid of the biggest expense we have.  Our condo. 
Thankfully our Realtor ROCKS!!!!  She hired a professional photographer and SOLD this in less than 5 is where we are moving from.
 I replaced the original carpet in the hall with the matching wood parquet.  I love that stuff!  (entry)
 another view. 
 I love this Pottery Barn light.  The cracker pepper paint is Behr from Home Depot.  It will be in another room at the new place, the paint that is.
 This room is so big that we put our desks in it. 
 See our Lucy (basset hound) at the sliding glass windows.
 I am obsessed with animal print.  ugh!  I have had the ottoman since the 1990's I bought it through the Spiegel catalog (if you can even remember that)  I have always loved Mary Emmerling's style and she said something like you can have a little leopard in every room.  Or something like that.
 I wasn't a fan of the green counter tops but, decided that if I painted the walls green they would blend in and it did.

 I looooovvvvveeee that Crate and Barrel Red cabinet.  We bought that with Ed's Jeopardy money.  It's a keeper!
 vintage owl cannisters.  Found those at Goodwill.
 The dining room is peaking in.

 I jus t sold all my wooden shoes at my sale last week.  So long....
 Our Master is HUGE.  Yes that is a dining room table.  We will be lucky to get our bed and 2 side tables in the next place.  Ha!
 Master Bath
 Guest Full Bath
 Our brick deck
So now what....
 Ed (my husband of nearly 12 years) and I just couldn't seem to figure out where we were going to land.  Nothing on the market really appealed to me.  Hard when moving from a large space to a small one.  It is not like we are 22 and have a bed and some Goodwill furniture.  Thankful to still have my Mother and step Dad but, I really don't want to live with them temporarily.  We looked and looked at houses online and in person and then decided we would just take over my little studio (little house) in the neighborhood we left and love. 
Then a couple of homes came up for sale on Monday and by Tuesday we were looking at them. Tuesday night we sat down and did a pro's and con's list and Wednesday made an offer on this little beauty.  They countered last night and we accepted. 
 Now, financing and packing, moving, unpacking and then comes making it our OWN.  I have never had a attached garage or a screened in porch or a DRY basement or a pool table.  The house has been owned by the same family since 1962 and the hardwoods are in great shape as is everything really.  The washer looks like it came with the house in 1962.  I will use it if it works.  SO, for a couple of weeks at least I will be busy doing the move. 
I am so thankful that this is a very affordable place and I will be able to keep my studio and continue to work there and have sales and workshops.  That place makes me happy.  One day I may merge into the dry basement into this little place but, for now one major thing at a time.  :) 
Feel free to take the tour:

Ed's man CAVE
 sooooo pretty!

thanks for scrolling to the bottom!  xo 


InfiniteWisdom said...

I am so happy for you and the new place is lovely! A new beginning!
Kathy J

jenny elkins said...

thank you! Kathy J I am hoping for a smooth transition!!!!!

Lori McDonough said...

oh many changes, but I know that you will "jenny" that house and it will be amazing! Hang in there, kiddo. Happy for you and Ed! xo

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