Well I filled out the application, the owner ran my credit, and I passed. Wooo! I'll be signing the lease on Saturday.
I'll be back to a more typical Florida house, with one story. I'm actually looking forward to that. The yard is beautiful - lots of shade, pretty manicured bushes, and many flowering plants in the back. There's even a little "bridge" over a dry stream in the far corner of the back yard. Once I move in, I'll have lots more pics. These are the best I could find on the interwebs. (If you think you have even a little privacy, think again!)
The garage looks wonky in this pic. I guess it's really two images spliced together. Nice long driveway. Plenty of room between houses. And look at this …
… my new neighbor-to-be has a tennis court. lol No. I don't play. You can see a small glimpse of the screened in pool (blue, not like my current black lagoon!), and you can see how deep the back yard is. I can't wait to take the dogs there — they will LOVE it!
I took Alex and his friend to see it this past Tuesday and found lots of good features that hadn't stuck in my brain, like French doors, a jacuzzi, a skylight, a huge bay window in the master bedroom, built-in bookcases in the family room, and more. I'm usually pretty good with details, but when I first looked at this house, I had miscalculated my monthly take-home pay and was thinking it was out of my range so I didn't commit it to memory. But then I realized my math mistake and I kept driving past it, and always had a good feeling. I'm glad I trusted my instincts because it really will be perfect for us. Even the kitchen isn't as horrible as I remembered, but I won't have to live with it long anyway. Alex loved it too. The current tenant was there and she had nothing but good things to say about the house and the owner.
I'm DEFINITELY going to sew something — anything — this weekend because it will probably be my last before I move. Next weekend Tyler will be here and I'll also need to at least start packing. The weekend after that is the wedding. And after that, I'll only have 3 weeks left to get my act in gear. I'm not sure if I'll actually make my target date of May 1, but I'm going to try my best.