why mavis will never have any money again.

cuz we’re movin’ to the ghetto, to a house with special needs. even though it is pink (small condolence).


hubby and i have been looking for two years for a house in boise. and actually in boise, not the strip mall, “no through street”, wasteland that surrounds it. but so far, our price range has only offered us (and that on generous days) a whopping 850 square feet. then yesterday, this foreclosed home fell out of the sky, with enough procreation room to last me a good eight years. 1554, whoa nelly.


i try to overlook the fact that it needs gutted and just think about how i can detect no slopage whatsoever. can’t abide slopage. and it was on sale. i’d buy anything if it was on sale, just ask my husband.


so here we have three bedrooms, a laundry/craft room, a home office, family room, and two bathrooms. all it needs is a little bit of me. just like the rest of the world.


this is my kitchen, missing all appliances. but that’s okay, because if they had left me some nasty, rancid refrigerator i’m sure my husband would have had me clean it out and use it. and i do have a weak stomach.


the only downside is the street, which is busy. but at least i have a huge back yard to throw the babies in, so i suppose we’ll be all right. we had to buck it up sometime, and figured this was as good as it was going to get. if you want to see more gritty photos, you can check my picasa. i’m going to be soliciting some of you ladies for advice anyways. we’re closing in march, so that gives you plenty of time to get your color swatches together. you can come paint it while i’m in labor.


7 Responses to “why mavis will never have any money again.”

  1. 1 natalia January 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    go miranda this is exactly what you need a place dying for you to show it whose boss! im sure it is going to look absolutely fabulous when you are done and from the looks it doesn’t look like it needs too much work…

  2. 2 bec January 29, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    hurrray! and it even has a pink outside 🙂 the bathrooms are nice, and the spiral staircase is cool. i bet the boys will have fun with that.

    as for colors: sea green with dark brown wood.

    feel free to reject.

    polka dots are also very cool.

  3. 3 megan January 29, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    congratulations! now the boys will have even more room to tear around. now you need to buy them a kitty to terrorize.

  4. 4 Remy January 30, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Now all the hard work you put into a house will actually be yours to enjoy for years to come! And putting money into a mortgage is much more satisfying than paying rent. Your kitchen definitely has Miranda potential. I’m excited to see how you spruce up your little homestead.

  5. 5 mom January 30, 2008 at 9:45 am

    we are so excited, already asked for time off. you can be in labor and come home to a new home. how exciting. the boys won’t know how to act. i think you should get a weiner dog too

  6. 6 jupiterbuttons February 2, 2008 at 9:42 am

    This is SO COOL! (I am in awe of all my friends who own property, since we’re quite a ways away from that ourselves.) It looks like it has a lot of potential, and I am sure that you will make it look fabuloso.

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