Monday, February 27, 2012

The new house (house #10)

So! We found a house to rent. We will not be homeless in California.

We ended up going with our second choice.  Option #1's rental agent seemed impervious to our excellent credit rating and pressing need to find something this weekend. She said she'd possibly let us know sometime next week.  So....we went with the property that was not managed by a crazy person.

The new house is a Spanish-ish style house, with terra cotta tiled roof and peach exterior, and looks exactly like the other 500 houses in the tract. Better not come home drunk, I guess.

On the plus side, it has 2.5 baths (YAY THREE POTTIES), a decent size yard, and TWO large closets in the master bedroom, and lots of closets everywhere.  The kitchen is...hmm...lets politely call it "dated," with peachy-lime-washed cabinets with dark blue tile counters, but there are plenty of cabinets, so that's a step up from the kitchen here where I had to install my own cabinets in order to put away pots and pans.

It has a large room off the kitchen that is advertised as a dining room/bonus room, so I intend to use it as a dining room/playroom space.

There are tons of windows in the house.  In the living room, the windows are 11.5 feet tall, so....what to do about curtains?  That room gets a ton of light, enough that I'll want something to cover both top and bottom windows.  But, I don't plan on staying here for more than a year or two, so it has to be extremely cheap.  Any ideas on where to find 140 inch curtains for $10?

The bedrooms essentially look the same as the rest of the house...lots of high-pile beige carpet and white walls.

We take possession on March 15th....two weeks from now.

ACK.  SO MUCH TO DO.  Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.


  1. Congratulations! I hope you like Cali, and can't wait to see how you transform this house:)

  2. Congrats Lisa! The room with the windows is for the $10curtains?!?! And no rats, I assume. Good luck over the next few weeks.

  3. "So....we went with the property that was not managed by a crazy person." Good choice!! ;)

    Drop cloth curtains? Burlap?

  4. Wow, you guys are moving fast! Lots of window make up for a whole lotta dated kitchen. Natural light is the best decor. Hope you guys like this new place.

  5. I can't wait to hear all about it. Great fabric stores in so. cal. Maybe you should wait till you get there.


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