he past week has been filled with lots of moving, sorting, organizing, and assembly. Now that most of it is done, welfy and I are starting to settle into our new digs. Welf ran around for a while yesterday afternoon snapping photos of the place. I'm sure she'll eventually post a similar entry for her journal, but she's feeling a bit under the weather today so, opportunist that I am, I figured I'd beat her to the punch. Welcome to my tour of the Soopawelf Homestead.
It is a duplex in suburban Frankfort. This is the side we don't inhabit. Our neighbors goingincirclez and mix3d3m0ti05 live there.
We live on the other side, with the bitchin' driveway and garage, much to the chagrin, I'm sure, of our automobile gearhead neighbor.
...and there's also an exterior door leading into the basement.
The front door of the house leads into the the living room. Between my brother and parents giving us things, we were able to furnish the house almost entirely. This chair and couch were freebies from the 'rents and the end tables which flank the sofa as well as the lamp were my brother's.
There are double windows which look over the driveway and street. The TV and stand were yet another gift from my brother.
From the living room, there is access to the kitchen and a hallway which extends the length of the unit providing access to the bedrooms and bath. The kitchen is spacious by most measures, with a dine-in area at the end closest to the living room...
..and a doorway at the rear leading to deck.
The next photo is taken from the opposite end of the afore mentioned hallway, looking back toward the kitchen where you can see the table. The doorway on the left leads to the basement. Just in front of it, you see a small branch off the hallway which leads to the bathroom, both of which we'll see momentarily.
From this vantage point, the dooways to the two bedrooms are on either side of the hallway. To the right (toward the front of the house) is the room which we've decided to make our bedroom. From the doorway it looks like this:
On the other side of the hallway toward the back of the house is what is becoming Welf's office/creative room. This room will provide her additional closet space in addition to storing her books, computer, and art supplies. It currently has a desk..
...and a bookshelf.
And this is the upstairs bath.
As mentioned previously, there is a stairway in the hallway leading to the basement.
The basement is partially finished, providing another room which the landlord is in the process of recarpeting. When it's completed this is going to be my space. A guy's space. Welf and I have a deal, she can do whatever she wants with the upstairs and the downstairs will be a He-man Woman Hater's Club of sorts for gaming, smoking, drinking, card-playing, etc.
There's also another full bath downstairs...
...complete with washer and dryer hookups, these appliances another lovely gift from my brother.
The other half of the basement contains the garage...
which has a ton of storage space. There is a huge workbench table. Down the left side are two more huge closets like upstairs and down the right side is a nook filled with shelving.
The backyard is nice, too. The space under the deck is concrete with doors leading into the basements of the respective apartments.
Unless GIC has plans for that spool, that's totally going in the guy room. The yard itself is shady, private, and cozy.
And there you have it; The Soopawelf Homestead. As you can see we have a lot more space than we'll ever know what to do with so we'd be more than happy to put anyone up for a night or weekend if they wanted to come visit. Maybe sometime this summer we'll have a dinner/cookout/party while the weather's nice and invite everyone we know, local or otherwise.
Last night, Welf and I had dinner with thawaltzingfool in downtown Lexington. I've lived downtown twice, first in college while attending UK then again for about a year after my divorce. I'd forgotten how much I like the general feeling down there. The colorful and quirky blend of people and attitudes. The dinner was sublime as was the company and conversation, and meeting LJ people for the first time is always fun. I hope it's not the last, as thawaltzingfool is every bit as beautiful, charming, and intelligent and I expected her to be.
Last week, before getting h4rdc0r3 with the moving, Welf and I paid our respects to the charred remains of the Tatham Springs Hotel. You can expect an entry about that sometime tonight/tomorrow as well.