Another trip to the farm yesterday! This is all very exciting! I was able to take lots of pictures inside the house, and look around for potential "ease of living" problems. The biggest being the complete and utter lack of closets. The house has exactly one closet, located under the stairs. No other closets and no pantry. The good news is that there are lots of built-in shelves, space for freestanding storage and places we can build small closets in. Also, anything we need to keep but don't need to use every day can be stored in the barns. Other good news: The bathroom is considerably bigger than the one we have now (hooray!) and there are ceiling fans in every room.
There were also some new discoveries that sweetened the deal even more. Jerry walked the perimeter and discovered movable cattle pens at the back of the property that we weren't aware of before - woohoo! Apparently there's also a wood stove somewhere in the barn that we can have, which is great because we wanted to put one in anyway.
Here are some pictures of the inside:
This is the bedroom (the only one)
A good view of the built-ins in the bathroom
Here's part of the kitchen. The upper cabinets are open. The doors are still there if we want them, but I think I like them open. I also think I like the crazy paint colors. It's very happy.
Most of the dining room, as seen from the kitchen. They're not pictured, but there are two large windows to the left.
I didn't get a good picture of the entire living room, so there's not much to see there. Just a big empty room. Lots of windows there, too, though. Here's a shot of the finished portion of the attic. I'd like to finish out the remainder of the attic and use part of it as a giant closet and the other part as a library/office.
I know this is a long post with lots of pictures, but there are a couple more I'd like to include. First of all, this is the "mystery" slab behind the house where I'd like to install a solar garden shower:
And finally, check out our most magnificent score! A 1949 (I believe) Farmall Cub Tractor!