http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse025.jpg the front porch and ramp. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse029.jpg the gas fireplace. the builder took the same tile from the bath and kitchen and built the mantle with it, adding book cases which are always in short supply around here. please forgive the mess... we're working on it. that's my middle girl melanie, and two of my grand daughters, harmony (9) and jasmin (7), in the pics. jasmin jumped in front of the camera every chance she got. more coming... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse037.jpg a view of the kitchen and cabinets http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse035.jpg i tried to get a good shot of the bamboo floors. not sure how good it came out. that's maggie, my constant companion. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse041.jpg the screened porch- room for a cot for summer sleeping, plumbed for a sink and electric line... i can can outside!! outdoor space was more important to me than inside. we are fortunate that we can spend lots of time outside 9 months of the year. a nice cool breeze from the north is there most all the time. open the back and front doors and that same cool breeze goes through the whole house. it's also situated with the front facing a nice southern exposure with lots of deciduous trees. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse043.jpg screened porch going out- no door yet... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse044.jpg looking out from the back... the drain field is on the right... off in the distance is the barn. if you look real close you can see the goats and howard the pyr. behind the pines in the distance on the right is the dw i am in now. melanie is moving in this weekend as a renter. she's glad the well is heading her way too. one last one... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/tnmtnflower/newhouse045.jpg driveway out to the county road. as you can see it needs a lot of work. it used to be pasture, and is a long way from that now. maybe if you look real close you can see where we have started putting fence back up. i cannot wait to get the critters spread back out across the place again, instead of penned near the house. hope i haven't worn y'all out. it's 966 sf heated space, with the porches making it a nice even 1200 sf. i can't hardly believe it yet.... welcome to my new home.