Chez Lawson

March 18, 2007

Today is a pretty significant day for the Lawson family. Today, you see, is the day that we finally get to close on our house. It will be a few more weeks before we're actually living in it full time, but that doesn't squelch my excitement even one fraction of an iota. Does it really matter if my new walk in closet smells like a men's locker room? Not to me it doesn't--because this afternoon I get an extra key and a brand new garage door opener to throw into my black hole of a purse. Two more items to lose and find, lose and find, lose and find--it's like the heartbeat of my life.

As you can see by the picture posted in the upper right hand corner, the house could use a coat of paint or four. That's a picture of James's room, and no, don't adjust the color settings on your monitor, it really is that shade of purple. The carpet in basement is also that shade of red, we have more than our fair share of wood paneling to contend with, and last but certainly not least, we found a "well used" pair of men's tighty whities sitting in our fire place. I say, "Dude, if your client sharted his shorts that badly, do us all a favor and light the match--let's turn those underbritches into forgotten history." Seriously, I'm gonna write that on a post-it note, crumple it up into a tiny ball, and roll that message to the seller's agent at the closing this afternoon.

This place is also loaded with some very cool features that I never ever dreamed of having in my very own house. For example:

The tree house is wired for electricity. I hope James enjoys his new wilderness themed room.

There's a bathroom in the basement, which means I will no longer have to mess myself while waiting for my towels to fluff in the dryer.

The house has a workshop in the basement. Finally, Jared will have a place to put his tool (no, that is not meant to be plural).

There are two large picture windows on the front of the house. Lucky for the neighbors, they'll get to see the crack of my a** on a day-to-day basis.

There is also a den for blogging, a garage for parking, a loft with a trap door for jumping out of, a roof for skiing down, a garden for killing, and one front lawn with the full potential to grow as high as my knees. Gosh, we haven't even moved in yet, and I already love this house.

I kind of hate to say this, but we've worked our tails off in the last few years, and I honestly think we've earned ourselves a permanent place to settle in--home sweet home. Also, I'm completely sick of using my brother-in-law's tooth brush. I've made it a priority to unpack my own.
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26 comments:

Patty said...

congrats on the new house. let us know how many days, err... weeks, it takes to find box with your toothbrush in it.

Brianna said...

Happy Closing Day! And happy painting days (painting weeks maybe? It might take awhile to cover that purple!)!

Topher said...

Congratulations. Doesn't Brianna know that you bought the house BECAUSE of that purple? You saw it and instantly knew that it would really bring out the color of Email's eyes and the pinkish tone of his fur.

Kadi, John and girls said...

My Girls want to come live in your Purple room!! Do you know what the exact shade is??? (ha,ha,ha)

akshaye said...

Cool! Congrats on the new place!

J~Mom said...

Congrats!!

Vanilla said...

...There is also a den for blogging...

That was the most exciting part of this post. Congrats on the new digs!

the doze said...

Congratulations! What kind of killing do you plan to do in the garden area?

Bahston Beans said...

Woot woot! Start working on the triangles!

Jess said...

Congrats on the new house. You'll need that extra bathroom because once you get that first mortgage statement, you'll need the shitter. Quick.

Rob & Katy said...

amy, his room IS triangle shaped...

The VerWaynes said...

Just from that picture you can tell the house has a lot of character! Permanency and having a place that you know is home is so important - we just bought our "permanent home" in Dec and even though sometimes it's a lot of work, at least you know it's yours!

Have fun and enjoy!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations... your list of things to do just got longer! Enjoy owning a home!

The Carrie Collection said...

Your house sounds like a freaking amusement park! I so can't wait to unexpectedly and freakishly show up there to introduce myself in person and tour your new pad. Haha. Well you have until Mid-November to prepare. I'm in Wichita Falls until then. By the way, I freaking love the area around Midwestern. It's really pretty and there's some cool (slightly cool) places to hang out. You missed out on the St. Pattie's Day Festival downtown. They closed off a whole block! Congratulations on your new house. Keep the purple. You'll regret repainting about 4 hours into the 20 hour project.

Amy said...

wow! strong work in finding a cool place.

Patti said...

I'd definitely change the paint color...it'll clash with James' E-Mail bear!!! Seriously...all the best in your new house!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! And welcome home. Happy moving in and painting and getting settled. What color does James want his room to be? That purple isn't so bad. :-)

Grandma said...

now you get to practice the good neighbor rules of trash cans in after pick-up, lawn mowed,and clean up after the dog...and everyone will say "hey what a great young couple just moved in w/ their cute kid and lovely dog!"

Michemily said...

I like the purple! Maybe not for James, but it is nice. Come on, teach the boy to love purple.

glitterangel said...

Congratulations, how exciting. I'm sure your in-laws will be heartbroken to have you moving out!

P.O.M. said...

Congrats! Thank goodness for the blogging den!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Hey! I'm a Lawson! And a blogger!

Are we the same person?

findingatman said...

I dig the purple, I think it should stay. Of course it isn't really a BOY color, sigh. Congrats on the new digs...

Dona said...

I think that room will work perfectly with his bears beautiful pink fur. It will look like an easter basket!

chattypatra said...

You say Jared only has ONE tool? Well, at least HE'S NOT a tool!

I am truly happy for you.

Jes said...

Congratulations!!!