We're getting settled into our rental home. I thought I'd show you around a bit, get the lay of the land. The house was built in approximately 1918. It was brought to this site at a later date, and the addition on the back added a SMALL bedroom and bathroom. In the mid 20th century, the basement was dug out by hand. So glad I missed out on that one!
I never tire of the views around here. I love seeing these ripe fields of grain. You can even see the Sawtooth mountains faintly in this photo I took at twilight.
The upper story has "two" bedrooms (with no door!) where we sleep on one end and the boys sleep on the other. The patio is nice in the evenings.
Walking in the old, chippy front door, you can enter the kitchen on the right, or living space on the left.
That's right...no dishwasher. Very little counter space.
I miss our deluxe refrigerator a lot. Without a place to put our kitchen table, the little ones eat here. Our table is set up in the basement, my temporary sewing base of operations.
We do have our awesome kitchen range and laundry pair...mixing old and new.
Here's the living room as you come in the front door:
The girls are sleeping in the room just beyond.
We've hung a few pictures to help things feel like "home."
And to round out the tour of downstairs, the only bathroom...accessible only through the girl's bedroom.
Just to sum up...six family members, two sleeping spaces, one bathroom, and just enough room to take care of everyone. But, on the bright side, we have a lovely tire swing to play on! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!