We've found a wall for all Junebaby's doll quilts! And it's attached to a pretty nice 1958 ranch house that we went and bought for ourselves this weekend. Well, have agreed to buy for ourselves for the next 30 years. We're feeling very lucky. It's got so much we were looking for...a well taken care of, one owner home, some nice original mid-century mod touches left alone, updated things you want updated (roof, furnace, etc) and all the space we were hoping for - a room for each of us and an extra for the crafts. A nice funky full basement, cute yard with great trees, a wonderful grade school. It definitely needs work, especially in the kitchen/bathroom departments. And it is in the deep burbs, which must be the reason my 16 year old self is in there kicking and screaming and why I feel a bizarre urge to smoke clove cigarettes and dye my hair purple. But I think even teenaged Hillary will have to give in when she sees Oscar happily running amok in the safety of his nice suburban fenced in yard. I can't believe we're going to have a yard! Oscar has decided he's going to plant bread.
Thanks everybody for your house hunting advice. Looking back, everything seemed to have happened for a reason. Guess you have to see 50 houses to know the right one when you see it. And when to know to act fast!