So many people have prayed that God would provide a place for us for so long that I thought I would give a photo house tour for you to enjoy of our new apartment. The tour is not quite good enough for apartment therapy (also we do not have a pet which we think is a requirement for apartment therapy house tours) but it will give you an idea of where we are living :)
Here is the entrance to our apartment. Our door is the one on the left. If you could see through the side of the porch you would be able to see the bathtub that was in our living room so long. It is still there. Someday I hear it will be going to the reStore but I am not sure when that will happen until then there it sits :)
After walking in the front door there is another door to go through. We think that this is great because it is a better insulator from the wind and cold than just having one door.
In the entryway we have a closet. It is pretty deep with shelves behind the hanging area.This is from the living room looking back at the front door. The wood doors cover 6 (I think) shelves that we keep our games and the kids hats and gloves and snowpants on.
Here is the living room from the entryway. There are built in book shelves behind the Christmas tree, to the right of the fireplace (which we can't use because there had been too many big fires in it and the chimney would need to be completely re-done)
Here is the living room from the dining room.
Here is the dining room/ school room. Our book cases and school supplies are all stored on this side of the room.
The computer and printer are in the other corner of the dining room.
This is the built-in linen closet just outside the main bathroom. Behind the doors are 4 shelves and there are three big drawers underneath. I love built-ins! They are something that I was really looking for in a house when we were trying to buy. I am so glad God gave me some here :)
This is the main bathroom. It is off the dining room.
The girls are sharing a room. It is right next to the bathroom. They are all sitting on the bed that they are using for now.Here is a picture of the kitchen from the dining room. I love the island and all the old cupboards. There is lots of storage space. The door next to the cupboards goes to the back stairway which leads outside and to the basement where there is a front loader washer and dryer that we can use (for free!!) Next to the fridge is the door to Caleb's room.
Here is the kitchen from the other angle. Some may say it is a little unconventional to have a medicine cabinet over the kitchen sink but the kids have fun talking to themselves while doing dishes and it hides some of my spices and the dish soap :)
Here is Caleb's room. He is very excited to have his own room! He is looking forward to having a bed someday instead of sleeping on a futon mattress on the floor but we haven't found one on Craigslist yet. Soon, hopefully!I almost forgot our bedroom. It is actually off the living room so I guess I should have put it back there. Glenn uses our room to study when he is home.
And this is the bathroom off of our bedroom. I guess technically it is a full bath since it has a bathtub in it but since the bathtub "has mostly been used to store golf clubs" the pipes are all corroded and water doesn't come out of the faucet so we are just using it for storage. It is really nice to have two toilets though!Well, that completes the tour of our home for tonight. I hope it gave you an idea of where we live, this place that has really begun to feel like home to us. We are thankful for this place. God is so good!