Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The House That Came With A Dog.

Our house came with an adopted dog. The family that lived there before us cannot get him to move! They tried, and he wants nothing to do with it. They own all the farm land around our house and they are out in their fields and with their livestock all the time, so it's not as if the dog was abandoned by them. They still feed him and see him and play with him. He's just so used to them living in this house though, that he comes over practically everyday. Unless there is rain. Ain't nobody got time for that!
He's slowly turning into my lil buddy. Ok, not so lil. And ok ok, not so slowly. It was love at first sight. We grilled out twice last weekend. Guess who has us both wrapped around his paw so much that he got his own burger each time? Yeup, we will be THOSE people.  Meet Hauss.

PS. Notice how he likes to put up his left paw when he sits. What a nerd. A cute one, but a nerd. Aw, love him already!

Petting each other. Presh!

I think he loves me too.

Home Is Where Your Heart Is.

Beau. well, I think it's safe to say he will be around awhile, so I guess I can start referring him to his real name, which is Jake. Or Jacob. Or Tex. Whatever I feel like at that exact moment in time. So, why am I so convinced he will be around? Well, we got a house together. And let me tell you what, having a house is a lot of work! BUT! I am not complaining.

It's a big ole farm house, out on a gravel road with grain elevators right in our front yard. And this ain't no petite lil cottage. Oh no! On the main floor we have the normal rooms. The kitchen and dining room, the bathroom, and the living room, as well as the guest bedroom and a second living room. Right now we plan on using this second living room as Jake's painting room. I mean, the guy can draw. Like, amazing he's sold his work for lots-o-moolah good.

Upstairs we have Jake and I's bedroom as well as another little living room, which we are turning into my little cozy reading room. It's the smallest out of all the living rooms in this house, which you will soon learn, there are a lot of those.

In our (finished) basement we have our second bathroom, two store rooms, and two more GIGANTIC living rooms. One we are going to use as another living room (or "man cave" Jake says) and hopefully put a bar and a TV down there for when football season arrives. Then the other living room is going to be Jake's at home gym since the man spends hours there a day.

So yeah, I'd say it's a pretty nice sized house. It's big enough that the people that lived there before us had five children living in. So there were 7 of them.

I'm going to put up pictures of our house, but right now we have been spending most of our time getting it ready before we move in. Cleaning, painting, adding new trim, changing the ceiling tiles, etc.  I wish I would have taken more before and after pictures so I could share the transformation. However, even though we have been working on it for so long, we still have a lot to do. So I have plenty of rooms left to take before pictures of. Don't you worry!