Sunday, April 30, 2006

The House

I finally got to see Megan's living quarters for the coming two years.  The sun was shining so brightly that I couldn't see my resolution screen.  LOL...who in the world cuts the top off with a digital camera?  Moi...  This house is very typical to the turn of the century architecture that dots the hillsides of Pittsburgh.  Megan is living on a bluff called Mt Washington right across the river from downtown Pittsburgh.  It is a sightseers paradise for the views.  There is a century old incline that still runs up and down the mount.  Unfortunately, my batteries died plus we were short on time but next week I plan to show off some of the lovely sides of Pittsburgh.  

        This is the incline, not my pic, that has the neatest cars that people still use to commute to the city.  Of course, the cars were running today.  We have to go back again next week.  I'm hoping the weather holds up.  There's the neatest little turn of the century station at the top (Megan lives on top of that hill).

The house, you enter into a foyer with the beautiful curved pictures because there were too many boxes in the way, straight into the kitchen with a lovely patio off of the breakfast nook.



          Pictures never seem to do justice.  This house is so pretty and all newly renovated.  Becky was saying it's far too nice for Megan.  We had to laugh.  I think what she meant was that she paid a fortune to live in places about a tenth as nice as this when she was in college.   


               The diningroom is right off of the living room with the old fashioned doors between them.  There is a lovely fireplace in the living room.  By next week, it will be furnished.  The roommates parents are providing some very nice things.  I did donate my old 27" Magnavox, some lamps, and the coffee and end tables and bagless vac.  They don't seem to mind at all that my funds are limited.  There are three bedrooms upstairs and a finished loft in the attic.  They drew straws.  Megan got the shortest and ended up with the smallest room.  She had her tape measure out today and is already making drawings with Becky for furniture arrangement.

 I guess I did get the fireplace in one.  The two sis's are hamming it for the camera.  Neither were in full make-up so it took some convincing to get them to pose.

 LOL..and what would a brother be if he wasn't carrying on?  He is helicopter spinning Megan.

  My BF on the porch with Meg and Joey.

 And Mom on the porch with Megan and Joey.  Poor Becky was the picture taker.  She also had her camera and was exploring the upper floors.  Having such a love of art, she was checking every nook and cranny and all the woodwork out.

I took the kids and went to TGIF's to celebrate Becky's acceptance into the Ph.d. program and a new beginning for Megan.

And that was a Sunday in the day of the life of this mom, and I must say a good one...........




queenb8261 said...

What a neat place Megan is going to be living in.  there is NOTHING like that around these parts of Texas.  Looks like y'all were having a lot of fun.  Cool.  Hope you have a great week

jckfrstross said...

what a great house:) hope she enjoys it:) have a good week


riverdaughter196 said...

Great place.  

nightmaremom said...

Looks awesome and the view will be wonderful!  I've ridden those trams before I always felt like I was gonna slide out.
PS Congrats Mom!

jeadie05 said...

Oh Chris!.....This is going to be such a lovely house for your daughter to live in for the next two years I'm sure she and her room mates are going to love it great pictures and entry ...........Jan xx

chat2missie said...

That house is a beauty!

queeniemart said...

You have a beautiful family, Chris....starting with you and those kids of yours and cutiepatootie BF.   Really. I LOVE this house! Something no one really knows about me is i have a fascination with public transportation. If i came to PGH (is that the right abbreviation? lol) i would beg you to take me to the trains, planes and subways and railroads. Cant wait to see the rest of the pics.
LOVE ya, lj

sazzylilsmartazz said...

The house is awesome. Awesome! I love it and it looks like you guyz love it too! A great place for her to stay and you to visit! You DO have a beautiful family indeed:)

pennietoonz said...

Chris, I loved the pictures, as always. That house is so nice! Pittsburgh is not that far from me. I would like to tour some of it with you sometime. :) LOL, our lives seem so similar much of the time... Corey and I ate at TGI Friday`s this weekend too. You look great - glad you`re feeling better. Everyone`s looking happy and well. I`m glad you had an enjoyable day! :0)

sugarsweet056 said...

Nice pics, TY for sharing!
Hugs, Sug

am4039 said...

wow what a beautiful place to live. I might move there too.  LOL.  Beautiful graphic.

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

The place looks lovely...Loved all the pictures...A memory made...hugs TerryAnn

kdcutie26 said...

you have the most beautiful kids Chris.  so. so. cute.  I hope that megan is very happy in that house.  It is beautiful.  She will have a lot of fun.

lawsonladies said...

Hi Chris:
Wow!  That house looks lovely!  Thanks for sharing all the pic's with us!  Beautiful!
Love, Linda

xomywayox said...

Great weekend for you. And I like the house,  you don't  see houses like that down here in Florida. Hope everything goes well for her.


tpiez4me said...

Nice the red room!  I wish I were bold enough to paint my room that color!  I know you feel better having been to the new abode...Megan will love it!  What a cute town.
Sharon -

debbiewebb4465 said...

Ah this is a lovely entry Chris :-) The photo's are great and so is the house !! You look good in pink I must say :-) Kaylee will be proud of you lol :-)
lots of love Debbie ~xxx~

djohn52 said...

What a wonderful day! Everyone is happy and having a good time.  NICE...isn't it? We were on one of those inclines once, Tennessee I think.  Something that always concerned me... why do they have 1 way tickets.  I know you can drive up (around and up) but then you have your car, unless someone dropped you off!! Maybe that's it!

So glad you had such a fine day!  Big Smiles!

chevyz71gurl74 said...

What a beautiful place...
Love the pics...!!!
Could you email me instructions on how
to get pics in your entries like that..?   All i know
how to do is the old fashioned way...Add pictures!
Do you have to make them a certain size..?
Thanks bunches if you can girlie....

zoepaul6968 said...

hi hun,I love your journal,im new to this so mines basic but debbie has given me some great advice,although i cant add a lovely tag she sent me,so im hoping you can help,I wont snag from you without permission but i do love your layout and megans house is tops hun,keep up the good work luvs zoe xx.

zoepaul6968 said...
my blog address please accept that it is in its infancy nothing as professional as yours hun xx zoe

shayshaydc said...

A very good one indeed!!! Great house!!!

lanurseprn said...

Glad you had such a fun day!  Great pictures!  And the house is beautiful!