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April 24th, 2016

Remember a year or so ago when I said I’d post pictures of the bathroom when it was done?
Well, the last piece of trim went up Friday.

bathroom 2

bathroom 3

bathroom 1

Because we’re moving in about 3 weeks.

Actually, we’re moving as soon as I get the latest book done, which had better be in less time than that, or movers will have to put me and the computer in a box with a work light and ship me like freight.

The story of the New House.

Casa de dos quesos is a huge, 6 bedroom farm house in the middle of the country. But the boys are gone, and we don’t farm. The last time I planted a garden the chipmunks took everything, so I gave up.

It was all getting to be a bit much.

So, evenings, after Jim went to bed, I started sneaking out to real estate sights, to look at realty porn.

And one night, about a year ago, I found the house. It’s only about 30 miles from where we are. It’s in our price range. It has fewer steps, fewer bedrooms, more bathrooms (that don’t need fixing) and 4700 square feet.

Remember when I said fewer bedrooms? We’re down sizing!
To a renovated Catholic church turned B & B.

I convinced Jim to do a drive-by.

Jim said we didn’t need a church.

The owners were having a garage sale so we bullied our way inside.

It has jetted tubs in the choir loft. It has a two kitchens.

Jim said I didn’t need two kitchens if I wouldn’t use one.

It has so many stained glass windows that you can’t see out, and a powder room in the confessional.

Jim said we didn’t need a church.

But, it has a bell.

I asked the owner if the neighbors cared if we rang it. He said no, but insulation would fall out of the ceiling.

Jim said, ‘You know, if you put a piece of PVC pipe around the rope…”

Ha. I had him.

Common sense got the better of us, and we did not offer. We discovered that one of the owners is the twin sister of a friend from church. Every Sunday I asked it it had sold. Several times, it almost did, and all the deals fell through.

A year later, I am buying that church.

#2 son came along for the first walk through and gave us a thumb’s up.
#1 son is his father’s child. He said,

This is like “We Bought a Zoo” but with less Scarlett Johansson.

Then he saw the inside.
He’s moving home in Fall.