View from the front (obviously):
In other news, we went by and saw the house last night and almost all the siding is done! Most of the windows too. It looks like a real solid house, at least from the outside. And it also looks freakin' huge. Depending on your standards, it is or is not freakin' huge. I am currently living in a house that is over 2400 sq ft and has 5 bedrooms, a game room and 2.5 baths and was purchased to be lived in by only 2 people. Fortunately they did buy such a large house, as we have 5 people and two dogs in it right now, but before we knew that was going to happen it did seem a bit large. So by comparison, my new house, which is 2150 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, an office, a game room, and 2.5 baths which is being purchased to be eventually occupied by 5 people (once our family is done), 2 dogs and a cat doesn't seem insanely huge. BUT, there are plenty of people who have raised families of a larger size than ours in less than 1500 sq ft. Heck, I worked with a woman who was the youngest of 16 siblings who was raised in a house in East Austin that was about 1000 sq ft and had two bedrooms. Mom and Dad had a bedroom, the girls had a bedroom, and the boys slept on the floor in the living room. So size is in the eye of the beholder.
View from the back:
You know, there are some advantages to living with your in-laws. Rather than cleaning or doing house projects on a Saturday afternoon while your daughter naps, you can waste time on the internets. Woot!