Sunday, October 30, 2011

And the verdict is...Genius

I just got back from another whirlwind trip to the USA to inspect my new old house. It is exactly what I expected and what I was hoping for. It needs work but not too much. The major working parts are functioning and aside from a few nonlevel floors, it is perfect. I love it.

I met with contractors, picked out appliances, tile, flooring, and paint, signed a bunch of checks to leave with my father in law and am now happily home in NZ waiting for the work to begin. Project number one is to take down some old rotten trees that are dangerously close to falling on the house. The tree guy that I hired suspiciously doubled the price as soon as I left town....not a great beginning.

I hope my father in law is honing his negotiating skills or my newly acquired geniusness will be in jeopardy.


  1. Beautiful home! I hope all the reno goes well.

  2. Thanks for sharing your life on your blog. I just found yours and your hubby's this morning and I have been engrossed, especially by your Christchurch posts (as that is where I am). Your life in the US will be lovely when you get back to this adorable house. Very happy for you.