My New House!

People worried about my buying a house I’d only seen in photos, but I knew immediately it was my house, and so it is.

Some things need to be fixed such as the enclosed porch foundation (which I knew about) and the crumbling crypt that passes for a basement, but I have been assured by two different inspectors that the house is solid. Other than that, the house is perfect for me.

I am especially enjoying the antique touches from the 1920s when the house was built — original hardwood floors, glass doorknobs, and the pull down seat in the now-modern bathroom.

Even more, I love the new kitchen And the walk-in shower. And … well, all of it!

I haven’t done much exploring yet, except for the house itself, but I did go and get a library card. The library is only about four blocks away, so it reminds me of when I was a kid and walked to the library every day in the summer.

The weather has been great, and I have a hunch it will continue being great because I need a storm. The contractor who is going to fix my porch and basement is so backed up with outside work, that he can only make time to do this inside work when the weather is too harsh for his other jobs.

But it will all work out. Meantime, I will enjoy the rest of my house.

My home!

***

(Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.”)

44 Responses to “My New House!”

  1. Coco Ihle Says:

    Yeaaaaaaay!!!! It looks perfect for you, Pat!!! Wow, makes me wish I had less clutter. I know you will enjoy having a place that is all yours–a HOME!!!!!

  2. Jean Says:

    Awesome! Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊

  3. Carol J. Garvin Says:

    It looks wonderful, Pat! I’m so glad it’s everything you wanted in a home. Blessings to you…may you always find comfort and security there within a welcoming community.

  4. Sherrie Hansen Says:

    I love it! Looks very cozy and all ready to move into! it’s wonderful that the improvements have been made for you so you can just start to enjoy it right away.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      So many of the houses I looked at for about the same price needed major remodeling. I would have done it if the price was cheap enough, but this house already has all the things I wanted — galley kitchen, walk in shower, modern wiring, and a good roof. The main problem seems to be getting hooked up to the internet, but I will keep after them.

      (Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.”)

  5. Wanda Says:

    Great cute place! Bill and I are so happy that you’ve found such a lovely place to settle into. Congrats girl.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Now I can repay your hospitality if you’re ever out this way! Well, repay some of your hospitality anyway.

      (Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.”)

  6. Janet Says:

    Hello Pat,
    I am very happy for you. It makes me happy to see that you are happy and that you have found a house of your dreams, a house you wanted. May God bless you, wishing you all the best you deserve it. Your house is beautiful and it looks so cozy. Great weather you are having too.
    Everything will fall in place you have someone dependable working on your home.
    Relax and enjoy!

  7. Jo Says:

    Pat it is so neat. Lots of personality. So proud got u

  8. Peggy Murphy Says:

    Congratulations Pat! Looks like you have a home to nest in, relax in and live in!

  9. shirleyannhoward Says:

    Looks soooo perfect. Did the furniture come with it? The tone of your writing is positively thrilling. Very very happy for you, Pat. Glad to hear the library was your first stop.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      The furniture was handed down to me from my brother. It’s so perfect with the house, it’s as if each piece had been carefully chosen with this place in mind.

  10. Constancee Says:

    What a cute house! It is so cozy looking. Perfect for curling up and reading a book on a cold winter’s night. So happy that you found a home.

  11. Charlotte M. Liebel Says:

    Hello Dear Pat…. I am so excited for you! Such an adorable house. My thoughts and prayers will follow you. God Bless You xoxo
    Charlotte M. Liebel
    @Sharliebel

  12. rami ungar the writer Says:

    Wow, it looks nice! I wish I could’ve seen a photo of that basement though. Sounds like a great place for a horror story.

  13. Kathy Says:

    Adorable! I’m so happy for you!

  14. snakesinthegrass2014 Says:

    Congrats! It looks very cozy. And the only thing that beats four blocks from the library is three. 🙂

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      For sure!!

      (Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.”)

  15. paulakaye Says:

    It looks perfect. I am very happy for you!

  16. Cicy Says:

    Oh Wow I like it it is so cozy looking send me a picture of the dungeon Luv and God less

  17. Cicy Says:

    God Bless! not less LOL

  18. Terry J Says:

    so cozy…it looks like the home of a writer! Places to curl up and be comfy with a good book! All the best wishes to you as you put down some roots.

  19. katsheridan Says:

    Pat, it’s absolutely adorable! And it looks like you’re already making it all yours. May it always be a blessing a joy in your life. I’m so glad you’ve found a nice, cozy nest!

  20. SheilaDeeth Says:

    Oh wow. It looks just as wonderful inside as out, a real home where you can put down roots and feed and water them. Congratulations!

  21. Lori Ferguson Says:

    Hi. Your home is absolutely lovely. I was in the middle of purchasing a new home as well but decided I needed more time to think about it all. Instead I am redecorating the place I am in. In past 4 yrs. after losing my beloved Dano, I had a heart attatck 4 months ago and was looking at a move of 5300 miles away to be closer to my son. My docs convinced me to sit tight for now and let my heart heal. So I am listening. Your first blog truly touched my heart as I have continued to be totally griefstricken for so long. It was hell. Your words opened the skies for me and I can finally see the sun. I am ok with being alone with my little dog. My heart is lighter each day. For that I thank u. Spent the 4th Anniversary of Dano being gone on Feb 19, crying. I still love him dearly – the love of my life. However today is another day and my “new” home is coming and for now I will focus on mending my broken heart. Again, thank u for your words. All the best in your new house. Luv Lori F

  22. Joe Says:

    Lovely place for a lovely person!

  23. Jerolyn Lockhart Says:

    Welcome to the neighborhood!


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