You might remember a bit ago Kelli popped in here at the blog to tell you that her and her husband Jason had bought a new house. They did…only problem, they actually bought a farm and the house just came with the farm. For you who don’t live in farm country, you might not know quite how this can work. For Kelli’s situation it worked like this….
The owner of a farm approached Jason and asked if he was interested in buying the farm. He told him that the building site would come with it. Jason said yes. Well the owner had a renter living in the house so they gave the renter until the end of the year to move out. As a child Jason had been in the house lots…but he hadn’t been in there for well over five years and Kelli had never been in it.
Jason bought the farm without Kelli being able to see the inside of the house. Here’s a peak at the outside of the house.
Kelli and Jason heard that the renters had bought a house and were moving the first of November. That got Kelli excited thinking she’d be able to paint and be in the house by Thanksgiving. Well something happened with the abstract for the house the renters were moving into. The whole process got delayed.
and delayed…and delayed.
About last week, Kelli was extremely frustrated as she again had heard that the family was moving and again heard that she could see the house soon…yet it didn’t happen.
Thursday night as we were in the middle of moving the flooring boards Kelli got a call that the house could be seen. Kelli and I hopped into the truck and went to look.
The house isn’t huge but it’s not small either. There are four bedrooms. The kitchen is HUGE. Really HUGE. It’s definitely a big farm kitchen that has plenty of eat in space. She is changing out some light fixtures, cleaning and painting but other than that, she’ll be ready to move in. She does need a new dish washer and there is a little wallpaper in the kitchen that was used as a back splash that she’s taking out but honestly, she can easily have the house move in ready in a week.
The biggest downfall…the renters had cats in the garage and it really smells like cat pee really bad. Anyone have any suggestions for that? We read something about putting baking soda down, letting it sit and then sweeping it up. We’d love to hear if any of you had experience with that.
Watch the blog for photos and things Kelli is doing with her house…she’ll likely be sharing some.