Thursday, April 22, 2010

How I Met My House



the photo on MLS listing

This going to sound odd
but I met my house after I bought it
when my husband was getting ready 
to retire we knew we were coming back to Ohio
we knew the area not exactly the town


We had a gd idea 
the town was centrally located
and after reading a novel that is my most favorite
set in a town with rolling hills
I knew this was the town I wanted to live in

I did house searches and this house
 was the one I really fell in love with


my hsb flew out looked at a bunch of houses
he knew that this was my favorite 
and after he saw the fireplace


he fell in love with it
He sent me photos
and he then put in an offer
He flew back to Utah
We closed a month later
and then my first sight of the house
was 2 months after that!

Today



Five years later it is still a work in progress

 right now                                           the future:












21 comments:

  1. Well Jo -- I don't blame you for falling in love. "Online dating" with the MLS listings is what lead me to OUR old house, too -- and it's a match made in heaven as well.
    Your house is so charming!
    Beautiful!!!
    (What's the novel set in the rolling hills?)
    Cass

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  2. Love your house and I can see why you fell in love at first sight! I'm enjoying your 'work in progress'

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  3. Oh it is gorgeous. Isn't it wonderful to live in a house that you love. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Greetings from my own work in progress. Honestly, 'finished' is seriously over-rated. I love what you've done so far!
    Connie

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  5. Your house is gorgeous! I love old houses and love what you've done so far. Queen Anne's are popular in my neck of the woods (Knoxville, TN) and they're always so charming.

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  6. I'm visiting from New Friend Friday and I am LOVING your sweet little house!!! DARLING! And I LOVE what you've done with it!!!!!

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  7. Love this story
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.
    Sylvia

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  8. Hi Jo! Great story! I couldn't have helped falling in love with it too. Your home is so charming!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. What a lovely house. I love the color now.

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  10. I am stopping by from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. That is a wonderful house!

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    Happy Friday what a beautiful fireplace.

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  13. Your house is lovely.

    Just popping in on my Friend Making Friday rounds. Love your blog and wanted to say hello.

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  14. Such a Beautiful home!! I can see why you fell in love with it! :)
    Stopping in from New Friend Friday!

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  15. You've got such an adorable house! I don't have a clue where we're going to settle down once the hubby retires from the Army but I hope we find a home with as much charm as yours! Hope youre having a great New Friend Friday!

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  16. I am stopping by from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative.

    I am a new follower of yours :)

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  17. That is so funny that you met the house after you bought it. I'm glad it worked out, it looks like a lovely home!

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  19. Love your home, it's just wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Nancy

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  20. I would have fallen in love with your house, too!
    Just lovely!
    The new colors that you have brought to your home's exterior are wonderful!
    I am so happy to meet you and so glad you are my (follower) friend!
    Stop by anytime--I hope I can be an encouragement to you as we do this home making thing together!

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  21. What a darling home. I love the period details. I also love what you are doing to it. Great job!

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