Friday, September 4, 2009

Rabbit Hole and Barn House

Hello all,

I am so happy to say that we no longer live in a rabbit hole! Hooray! much as I adored our first place, I must admit that it was incredibly tiny.

So here's the story (pay close attention, it's a little confusing)-

Our home teacher, Sam S., belongs to an extended family in our ward who own a lot of property in the area. What they don't live in, they rent. I would say at least 1/4 of our ward is probably owned by someone of the S. family. When Sam S. Came to visit us, he saw what a tiny little place we were living in and told us about a house owned by Sam S. sister (we will call her C.S.). C.S. lives far away, and so Sam S. and his wife take care of the house for her. It also so happens that Sam S. and C.S. also have another sister who lives in Nathan's parent's ward. This other sister has known Nathan forever, and recommended to Sam S. that we would be great tenants and would take good care of the place. (which we have already begun doing and are loving it). So, we worked very hard and sold our lease to the Rabbit Hole, and moved into the lovely and spacious basement of C.S. house (aka Barn House, due to the barn-like shape of the roof) - right around the corner from said Rabbit Hole. WE LOVE IT!! IT IS HUGE!! AND ONLY $50 MORE PER MONTH!!! Best thing is, we get to stay within our fabulous ward that we have fallen madly in love with.

There is another member of the S. family, a cute single BYU girl and her cute BYU friend living in the top half of the house, and things are getting along swimmingly. Our responsibilities include taking care of the yard and making minor repairs around the place, should the need arise. I actually mowed the lawn last night and attempted to thwart some of the weeds that are slowly taking over the yard (NOT FOR LONG!). Heh heh heh.

We are also going to paint apartment and repair some serious holes in the walls, and any cost of improvements we make will be taken off the top of our rent/deposit. Sweet huh? I love to paint and I am SO excited! Hooray!

So you say you want to come visit? Please do! We have plenty of room, and even a sofa bed to accommodate! You can make friends with our newest addition, Boris Karloff the Beta.

Well, that is all. I need to go to Vertebrate Zoology now. Hooray for hagfish and lampreys.

Oh p.s. pictures to come :)


Mary said...

No mention of the Old Nauvoo furniture?


lvs2dance said...

congrats on the upgrade! I have lived in our share of rabbit holes and I remember when we moved into the basement apartment that was up the street from your parents, it was like a castle to big and roomy! We loved it. So I can fully appreciate how you are feeling now. Glad that you were able to stay in the ward that you love. It is hard to 'ward jump' when you are newly married, it is nice to settle down and make friends. So where is the said barn located (city)? Can't wait to see the pics

Tara said...

Woohoo, I can't wait to see pics and to come and visit next time we are in UT.