My Porch is Finally Getting a Porch!

Things in my reading/blogging world have been a little slow lately with work, an overseas guest, and the fact that we are finally (finally!) buying a house. The last time we tried to buy a house was in 2005 at the peak of the housing bubble. So, five years later we have finally found something that will work for us that we can afford. We still have to get through the home inspection and the appraisal, but hopefully there won’t be any challenges there.

Bottom line is, I am finally getting my porch (which we will turn into a screened porch), and…wait for it…a LIBRARY. It actually has a separate room with nothing but bookshelves.

36 thoughts on “My Porch is Finally Getting a Porch!

  1. verity March 30, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Fantastic – that's so exciting – congratulations! And a whole room for bookshelves *envious*


  2. Frances March 30, 2010 / 9:21 am

    Congratulations! It is charming and that porch is most inviting.


  3. Georgia Jones March 30, 2010 / 9:46 am

    Wow!Love it, love it ,love it! I have always yearned for a porch——— and a library,TOO—–be still my heart…sigh…..


  4. Inkslinger March 30, 2010 / 10:18 am

    Oooh! I'm envious (truly . . . a library, porch, home of one's own?!?! Heaven!).


  5. Margaret Evans Porter March 30, 2010 / 11:47 am

    How delightful! Lovely house, reminds me of some in the neighbourhood where my mom grew up, Military Road environs.


  6. skirmishofwit March 30, 2010 / 12:34 pm

    Ooooh, how exciting!!! Your own library = heaven! Hope everything goes smoothly, and looking forward to pics of all your own books on the shelves :)


  7. Ti March 30, 2010 / 12:52 pm

    This is wonderful news. I posted about a reading room on my blog today as we have the house but I am still working on the reading space.

    Your house is charming! Good luck. Hope escrow goes smoothly.


  8. Book Psmith March 30, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    Just lovely…congratulations! Can't wait to see the library:)


  9. Lu @ Regular Rumination March 30, 2010 / 3:04 pm

    Your house is beautiful and I can't wait to be at the point in my life to be ready to buy a house! No where near that yet, but one day! And it will have a porch. AND a library! :D


  10. ~Tessa~Scoffs March 30, 2010 / 3:33 pm

    Oh! But it's beautiful! Lucky you with the (to be) screened-in porch, library and whatnot.


  11. Paperback Reader March 30, 2010 / 4:11 pm

    Oh, Thomas, your future house is beautiful and your plans for it sound like my ideal home (can I come live with you? please?!) I wish you health and happiness in your new home.


  12. Nadia March 30, 2010 / 4:19 pm

    Congrats!! What a lovely looking house and your own porch and library = WOW!! I'm green with envy :) Good luck with the closing and everything involved with buying your home! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news!!


  13. Jeane March 30, 2010 / 5:07 pm

    Congrats on the house! It looks so lovely. It would be wonderful to have a room just for books- I envy you.


  14. Elaine March 30, 2010 / 5:09 pm

    Oh you have a porch and a LIBRARY. You cannot tell from my writing but I am pea green at the moment…

    seriously – congratulations on your lovely home


  15. ramblingfancy March 30, 2010 / 5:16 pm

    Oh it's wonderful! I love the porch and how marvellous to have a library! My congratulations, and I'm sure it'll be a really happy home for you both!


  16. Lorin March 30, 2010 / 7:39 pm

    Congratulations! What a beautiful home!


  17. Mrs. B. March 30, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    I love the house! It looks beautiful and I can't wait to see the inside especially that Library!


  18. savidgereads March 31, 2010 / 7:47 am

    Congrats what a wonderful wonderful building am most envious, especially with the prospect of a library too.


  19. Susan in TX March 31, 2010 / 9:22 am

    How wonderful! I love the porch – it reminds me of a porch I've seen in a movie, but I can't recall which…is it like a piece of the porch in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof? Or is it Gatsby's porch? Argh! I hate it when my brain fails me. At any rate, it looks like a great place to read and discuss books! :)


  20. olduvaireads March 31, 2010 / 5:11 pm

    What a lovely house and its great porch! Good luck! We're about to close on our house next week. Can't wait!


  21. Tom March 31, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    Congratulations on the new house; it looks great! I have had a number of houses, but never had a real library, glad you do.


  22. claire April 1, 2010 / 8:01 pm

    Beautiful house, Thomas! Congratulations! So happy for you!


  23. Melwyk April 2, 2010 / 2:00 pm

    A porch…a LIBRARY! The picture looks gorgeous, congrats on finally finding something that suits your needs. Looking forward to seeing your library once it is all your own!


  24. bookssnob April 4, 2010 / 3:34 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations, I am so pleased for you! Homeowning is in my very distant future so I will envy from afar!


  25. Tara April 8, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    What a charming house! Many congratulations!


  26. C.B. James April 14, 2010 / 5:39 pm

    I speak as someone who also got his first house in his 40's. It's great. Congratulations. The bookshelves also look wonderful. I still don't have a set of built in bookshelves.

    Maybe one day….


  27. Thomas at My Porch April 17, 2010 / 9:26 am

    Thanks Tara and CB. Everytime we go over to the new place to take care of some bit of business we get more and more excited.


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