Thursday, November 8, 2012

House and Home

November 8: I am thankful for my house.  Even though we were late in life home buyers, we recently were able to refinance to a lower rate and shorter mortgage - so we have a bit of a chance to pay it off before retirement!  A lot of people would probably consider it too small, but it's just right for us.  My beloved patio is there for enjoyment from spring to fall, and in the winter we have our little gas fireplace that keeps the family room cozy. There really is no place like home.







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  1. Helen you have a beautiful home. I love your patio and your fireplace. My home is small, but it's quaint and cozy. We are closing on our remortgage next week. I'm so excited!

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  2. Hi Helen. I was a mailman for a year after I retired from the US Air Force. I hated neighborhoods like yours in the winter. You are either hiking uphill on ice and snow or downhill on ice and snow, depending on which side of the street you are on. I had plenty of slip and falls and then trying to pick up all the scattered mail with the wind blowing. UGH! Oh...but you have a nice home:)

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    1. I always feel bad for our mailman in bad weather Marc.

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  3. I think your house is so cute - very New England, which I guess is appropriate! Is that a front porch I see? Jealous.

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    1. Yes a front porch that we never sit on because we love the patio so much! Besides, in the summer, that's right where the sun is when we get home from work.

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  4. You have a beautiful home Helen. Love the patio and that fire place is adorable. I had a blue house with white trim and black shutters when we lived in the midwest. Love that color combination.

    I know I will be ready to down size from this family size home into something that takes less time to maintain. Hubby wants to stay here when he retires but I don't think he realizes how much time I spend each week cleaning!

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  5. Your house is so cute! I am totally jealous of the fireplace.

    You are on quite the incline! I bet that can be challenging in bad weather.

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    1. We are the last house on a one way street so the incline while challenging is not as bad for us as some of the folks further up. The problem is right at the bottom of the hill, is a stop sign. I've seen people slide right through it! We've also had people slide into my neighbors retaining wall because right when they get to her house/our house is where the hill is steepest. I've called in to work a few times saying I couldn't come in until the hill is plowed.

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  6. I so often think how grateful I am for mine too.
    when it's 105 outside and I have the a/c on and am happily frolicing inside with the child.

    yours is lovely.

    co

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  7. I had never seen your house from the outside and I love, love, love it! Something I would definitely choose for myself. And your patio is adorable, totally Helen's place.

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  8. I LOVE your house! It looks old fashioned and modern at the same time! And yes, I agree, there's no place like home!

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  9. Loved this post Helen! We love our wood burning stove too - it can heat the whole house when we keep it stoked - and our gas bill only runs us about $20 a month vs. the $300 our neighbors spend!

    Happy Friday!!

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  10. Your house is adorable! It reminds me of my aunt's old farm house.

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  11. Your house is lovely. The patio is so nice and private.

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