We are starting to really find our house. I have the kitchen pretty much done and my temporary bedroom is done and so is one of the spare bedrooms. Kevin is sleeping in another of the spare bedrooms and everything is complete in there, with the exception of the bed being put together. I decided against it because right now - with the box springs and mattress on the floor - his wheelchair is the exact same height making it easy for him to transfer back and forth on his own.
The sad part is that I am going to get this all put together and will then have to find a place for all of our things from our home in PA. Oh well, there is plenty of room here. We purchased a large home for Kevin's future children, lol. Oh - and we also expect lots of company!
And we can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it is to not have to go to the hospital every day. It is too awesome for words! It's going to be really rough next week when we have to go back, but luckily it won't be for long. I believe we will be discharging very quickly upon our return.
And I finally found my camera cord. Yay! This first one is a pic of Kevin getting the keys to his house at the closing. He was just so excited!
This second photo is of all but one of the folks that busted their butts to help us get this house. Y'all have no idea about all of the problems we have had with it. The only person missing is Lisa from Inland Homes, but this photo does include (from L to R) Guy from Wells Fargo, George and Judi (our realtors), Carol (and Ann is missing too) from the title company and Dennis from the Specially Adapted Housing Dept of the VA. Each and every one of these people did more than their fair share of work trying to help us get a home (and I believe some strings were pulled to get us into it by Easter!!). I have to admit to feeling defeated while trying to purchase this place, but one of them would always make me feel better when I was at my lowest. A proper "THANK YOU" to each of you!
And last, but not least, here is a picture of the front of the house. As I complete the rooms, I will upload photos as I can't see any sense in showing you bare rooms. They would all look the same as the walls and floors are identical in each. So....tada....
Here is a breakdown of the house: 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, den, family room, living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook and a very large bonus room (or should I say scrap room and living room upstairs for Mom?) It is a gigantic home because Kevin needed an open floor plan to be able to wheel around in. He can literally go in a circle and I think it's wonderful.
I do want to take a moment and thank those of you that sent donations toward the house too! Between the personal donations and an organization helping out, we received close to $5000 and it made a big difference on the mortgage payment amount. Thank you, everyone!
And last, I want to thank my family for coming down and sweating like mad to get us moved into this place. I mentioned that I bought model home furniture and man - there sure is a lot of it! Thanks Mom, Dad, Matt, Kim and Joe, Anthony, Brandy and Heather!
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago