We can't move in until our furniture is delivered next Wednesday but we visited the house today anyway. This is the door from the bedroom and there's a hot tub right outside the door, warm and ready for us to slip into. All the windows downstairs are low like this.
The rest of the great room looks like this. Since we were there last time, someone has closed the skylight shades and we don't know how to get them open again. Bend has a 100 less sunny days than Reno and the skylights were part of our decision to buy this house. Something else to figure out.
We went through it a few days ago with our agent. Unfortunately the seller left in a hurry and the house is not clean. The garage is full of piles of stuff, plus they left miscellaneous bits of furniture in the house. Our broker called their broker and told him it was unacceptable, so they're going to pay for someone to clear it out tomorrow.
We've hired Missy's housekeeper to clean house for us on Monday - both ovens haven't been cleaned in years - and we've also hired someone our broker recommended to clean the carpets that morning. We're having the great room carpet replaced Wednesday morning because we think the bulk of the unfortunate pet odor is there. There's going to be a time overlap from when they start, furniture delivery arrives and the carpet installers leave. It's supposed to work since the movers won't have to walk in or through the great room. The problem is the long narrow driveway.
My last two houses have been new so buying a "used" house is an adventure in compromise. To their credit, the sellers are paying for a new water-feature pump, will have the sprinkling system blown out and are having the inside of the garage painted.
I couldn't resist taking a picture of this living room set. I sure would love to know the story behind it.
I think we got the right place for us and a week from now we will be living there - lots going to happen between now and then. Tomorrow I am taking our new Deed of Trust to the library and getting a card, something I've been looking forward to. It's a symbolic step for me since I'm already in possession of two library books checked out *for* me.