Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Soon To Be Ours!


We had the home inspection last week, and there was nothing too devastating. Lots of little things that need to be done, such as replacing the glass front of the gas fireplace, replacing the sliding glass door in the basement, having smoke detectors properly installed by an electrician, repairing the gate on the yard fence, etc. Some especially good news included a clean result for the radon test, no termites or termite damage, and the report that the deck was built extremely well, and will not likely bow the way many decks do. Inspection day was also the day I got to really take a good, hard look at things and to take lots of photos. I've posted many of them on my flickr site , if any of you are interested. I just can't wait to get full access! The next step is to approve the Home Owner's Association packet, which we should have in the next few days, and then closing, which is scheduled for February 25th.

On a Samantha note: Steve has now successfully taught her how to turn the tv on and off using the remote. He showed her which buttons do the deed, and now there's no stopping her! LOL And she's desperate to start using the computer. She moves the mouse around on the pad (followed by putting it to her ear and saying "hi"), and taps her fingers on the keyboard. She says "datches" (pictures) every time she comes to the computer, and is content to sit on our laps for ages while we scroll through flickr or our photos on the hard drive. Several months ago her teachers' aides in school taught her to count to 10 in Spanish. Well, I decided tonight to one-up that and teach her to count in Japanese. It was so cute--she copied my words beautifully. I know that by tomorrow night she'll be able to do it on her own. She's a very quick learner. I knew I would retain just enough Japanese to serve some purpose one day...

7 comments:

Amber said...

I LOVE it! How cute!!! it looks so spacious...I LOVE the deck and back yard. Can I come and help clean it before you move in??? That is one of my favorite things to do! Cleaning an empty house...ah.
I am SO excited for you. :0)

Michelle said...

how exciting! It looks like you have a nice size kitchen and lots of space!

jotcr2 said...

Her speech is sounding like it is coming along in leaps and bounds.

Amy said...

LOVE IT! I am so happy for you guys. Lots of room. How exciting is that. Glad you posted some pictures. The hot tub is a nice thing as well. How fun. Can't wait to see you on Friday night!

Jeanette said...

I will go check out the pictures on Flickr. Congrats to you! The house is cute. As for Samantha... good for you to teach her some Japanese. I lived in Okinawa... a good phrase is "Nihongo-wa Wakarimasen" it means I don't speak Japanese. It was my favorite phrase. LOL

Carey said...

What? Counting!!! That's amazing! I'd be happy to hear one, two, three in English! Heck I'd love to hear anything in English!!!

I love your new house, it's so darned cute! I can't remember where you live, but the houses are really cute!

Michelle said...

Yippee on the closing date!! Can't wait for the big move.

Sammi - you are too impressive. Keep up the great work!