Hicks House

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Make way for the Turnaround

We met with the listing agent of the house the other day to plan the driveway turnaround.  Since the house is located on a somewhat busy street we don’t want to have to back out on the road, especially during rush hour.

(Let’s face it though, anyone whose seen me drive knows I probably couldn’t back out onto the road at any hour.)

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture even though the spray painted turn around box on the gravel to the left of the driveway was SUPER exciting.  I know you will all appreciate it once it is paved.  It not only provides extra parking for when we have guests, but said guests will not have to worry about backing out… unless they want to.

Here's the photo of the spray painted future turn around

Here’s the photo of the spray painted future turn around


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Accepted Offer!

So that beautiful Colonial I posted a picture of the other day… we came to an agreement with the builder and hopefully it will be ours!

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We had the offer in the other day, however I was afraid if I posted anything it would be bad luck. But now we have an accepted offer!  It is still not final, we still have to get the mortgage commitment, have the house inspected and appraised (please appraise) and if all that goes well we should be moving in around mid June.

I will post interior photos soon as well, the builder is going quite a bit of work to the kitchen for us before we close.  The kitchen as is has laminate counter tops that look like granite.  Fake granite is so much worse than regular laminate, OWN YOUR LAMINATE-NESS stop pretending to be something your not!  So we are having it replaced with the real granite.  Also the appliances are getting switched out.  My Fiance K likes to cook so he insisted the builder give us a gas stove since there is gas heat in the house (Duh, why would you have gas running through the house already and not use it to cook?)

Also, it comes with a side by side fridge. If you’ve ever owned a side by side fridge you know how evil they are. They look all nice and pretty and you think this is great I don’t have to bend down to go in the freezer once a day!  But you know what, you have to bend down to half of your food in the fridge. And don’t even try to put a birthday cake, pork shoulder, or pizza box in there because it simply isn’t wide enough.  So that is going too and being replaced with a bottom freezer model.

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See that side by side fridge/freezer… bye bye!  Also notice that all of the appliances in this kitchen are Stainless Steel, with the exception of the dishwasher?  Why that was done is also a head scratcher.  They must have gotten a huge deal on the lone black appliance or something, whatever the guy was thinking he’s changing that too.  Sorry I’m a nit picker but it would keep me up at night thinking about the lone mismatched appliance.

He also has to pave the driveway and grade and seed the lawn.  All before we close!  It’s a lot of work and will be even more once we move in and start trying to make it ours; but I can’t wait to begin our married lives here!