Friday (22 N. Bosart Ave) Musings

The first of many pictures to come of our first home. We picked up the keys yesterday, and the “big move” will commence next weekend…

The kitchen is one my my favorite parts of the house. I can’t wait to have a place for all our pots, pans, and cookware. I like to cook and it will be great to actually have room to have more than two dishes on the counter at the same time.

*Note the exercise bike in the corner. It was left by the previous owners, and it appears to be in good working order. It will be joining the elliptical down in the basement (aka. the laundry room/gym)
The dining room. This is a first for us. We don’t even have any furniture for this room. Yet.

The living room. Lots of light and that beautiful hardwood detail.

The guest bedroom. This room is the brightest room in the house because of the direction it faces and the yellow paint on the walls. It has a nice cozy feel to it. Perfect for guests.

Walk in closet in the guest room. I think we’ll be using this as a work/reading area of some kind.

Master bedroom. I was going to paint it but I think the blue is growing on me.

The upstairs bathroom is the second bathroom in the house. There is also a half bath off the kitchen

One of the two walk in closets in the master bedroom. This is also one of my favorite parts of the house. I love the exposed brick and the fact that RJ and I won’t have to share closet space anymore.
There will be more picture coming later this weekend. I plan to take Kwe over to see the place (well, the yard really) after his appointment at the groomers. We’re having it cleaned Sunday and then the move begins.

Wednesday (Homeowner) Musings

Lately, I’ve been pretty quiet about our house hunting just to be on the safe side. Last Friday we signed the papers for our new home on 22 N. Bosart Ave. The current owners are moving out Friday November 13th, so we have some time to start boxing things up and being the ritual of packing. I’m very excited to have a large kitchen, a beautiful yard (I’m already planning what to plant next spring) and my own closet. I’ll be posting pictures after we receive the key next Friday, but for now you can log onto, type in the address (22 N. Bosart Ave Indianapolis, IN 46201), and look at pictures.

Monday Musings

Today is my parent’s 35th wedding anniversary.

I began my distance learning certification today so I can eventually teach courses online. I am glad that I elected to take this course during the summer break, but so far it isn’t the nightmare people made it sound. Knowing the technology is half the battle.

Here are two more videos from our house hunting adventure. These two homes are in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. The house on 738 Orange Street is at the top of our list right now. The space was just incredible.

House Hunting

This house is located in south Broad Ripple and it is brand new. Two bedrooms and one bathroom. There are brand new hardwoods throughout and a huge garage in the back.

This is a three bedroom and two bathroom in south Broad Ripple. Great backyard and one car garage.

Another bungalow in south Broad Ripple. Great details throughout the house like slate back splash and fireplace in the living room. Cute little deck leading out to a nice sized backyard. There is plenty of space to put a two car garage in the back.

This house is located in a historic area of Irvington and was one of our favorites. Fantastic backyard, three bedrooms, and one bathroom. Brand new kitchen and space to work with in the basement.

These next two videos are from the same house on Lowell street in Irvington. This was our favorite that we saw today. Great space, fabulous front and back porch, great backyard, and two car garage. Two bedroom and one and half baths.

A very cute bungalow in the Irvington area. Three bedrooms, one car garage w/ carport and good sized yard. This one also had a finished basement.

Monday (last week) Musings

This weekend was marked by a massage party, house hunting, and Harry Potter. The first sounds illicit but it wasn’t. A friend of mine organized brunch a three masseuses to come to her home and offer their services. It was a great way to begin my day.

House hunting was more productive this trip out and RJ took some video on his flip. I will be posting some of the video later tonight when I get home. We saw some great places and I’m feeling optimistic about the entire process.

Harry Potter was fun, as always. I’m glad we did not venture to the midnight showing this time. I like enthusiasm but I also like quiet, dark theaters. Watching the Half Blood Prince did prompt me to go home and pick up The Deathly Hallows which swallowed up most of my Sunday. But hey, it was raining.

In literary news:

“It was, of course, a miserable childhood: The happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.”

In other news:

As of the end of the 2008 fiscal year, 753 farmers’ markets nationwide had accepted food stamp benefits, a 34 percent increase over the previous year, according to the federal Agriculture Department. Sales to customers using food stamps at the markets totaled $2.7 million in the 2008 fiscal year, the most recent period for which records are available.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong taking those historic first steps on the surface of the moon. On my way to school this morning, I was listening to an interview with Buzz Aldrin on NPR. He was talking about mostly the personal demons he faced after his trip to the moon, and the commentator said something that stuck with me, “So it was easier to map out complex missions into space then to map out one human life?”

I think there could be a poem there…