Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Welcome Home!

Albeit temporarily. We're finally settled into a rental! And what a rental. After looking at over 18 properties, some of which were just downright nasty, we finally found someone who would agree to a six month lease. I thought the dogs would be the problem, but it was the length of the lease.

So behold, the temporary world headquarters of Casa de Silence:

(lifted straight from the realtors site)

Please, do come in:

entry from the middle landing:

Step into my parlor:

The second parlor on the opposite side of the entry will not be shown. It has been appropriated by the husband and turned into a man cave. the shame..

Stop by for dinner any time. We certainly have room to seat you. (the table seats ten but I couldn't get all of it in the picture)

The realtor called this the sunroom. Because it's sunny. The genius, it astounds you. The picture was taken from the 'breakfast kitchen'. Which is around the corner from the 'lunch and dinner kitchen'. Yeah, two kitchens. I have no idea either.

The fenced in (woo!) backyard, which was on the spring garden tour last year. I hope it's not this year. That would entail me picking up poop.

Pickles approves.

Thanks for stopping by. We'll continue the tour with the upstairs after I clear a path. It's amazing how I can still manage to make a mess when I don't have any stuff. We have very few clothes, no furniture, no toys so how in the world is there a mess you ask? It's just a special talent I have.

The house was built in 1840 and has quite a colorful history. It was a hospital during the civil war, a brothel, doctor's home and office, and rehab. Unfortunately, I've encountered no ghosts as of yet. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This is a warning

Sometime soon, like the next day or two, I am going to publish a post that does not include any gloom, despair, or agony. I am giving you this information so that you will not be shocked and drop your computer. Or do a spit take and soak it.

I'm trying to look out for you.

The post will be upbeat, include pictures and good news. Now, it's been so long that any of that has happened on this blog that you may want to take it slow. Start with just a peek, then come back when that's settled. I don't want you to go into shock or fall over with a case of the vapors.

Consider yourself warned and prepare accordingly. See you soon!