Sunday, August 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home








Not much posting this week, when I haven't been working or attending Fire Volunteer Academy, I've been packing.  Goldfish and I are starting a new chapter out here on the island, we bought a house and are moving out of company housing into a place of our own.  It was a tough decision - as any regular reader of the blog knows, I have a great view from the living room in my company housing, and I have a 90 second walk to my desk at work in the morning.

Despite all that, we're pretty thrilled with our new digs - 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, a hobby/laundry room, a beautiful entry room, and open living/dining room and kitchen all combined.  The huge hot tub is just gravy . . . .

So, since my company housing comes furnished, any spare moments I've had have been devoted to looking at furniture on-line.  Heaven help me . . . . . . . 

17 comments:

bea's blog said...

Hei!
This looks like a very special home; I would have bought it, too.
Hope you will only share good times in it ☀
European Greetings
Beatrice

Gigi said...

Wow! Congratulations--it is gorgeous! I am so happy for you. And just a wee bit envious of all that space. I hope you are hosting book club early in the new round! :)

Lori said...

This is awesome Steve! Look at all that room for Chico to roam! Good luck on furniture hunting. Looks like a very special home - it's beautiful - love all the wood!

mamawas said...

great new home..love the Great Room, so spacious.

Donna

cookie dough said...

WOW!!! At first I was thinking that was a house somewhere other than Unalaska!! Welcome to the neighborhood!? It was the Borders' house right?

Suzassippi said...

Beautiful!

TwoYaks said...

Wow! If I knew homes on Unalaska were so great, I would have been there in a heartbeat! Congratulations on the very nice home!

Richard & Penelope said...

Congratulations on your purchase. It looks beautiful. I am sure that you and Goldfish (alias my daughter in law) will enjoy it very much. You two are such a great couple and we love you both very much. Not having any furniture as yet the house must echo but I am sure that the two of you will fill it up with love and laughter. Dad & Penny

kymk said...

Beautiful woodwork inside and it looks like beautiful views outside.

Corey said...

Beautiful home. I couldn't even imagine what you're going to have to pay to have furniture shipped there!

Lauri said...

I'm really excited and happy for you and GF! Congrats...the house is beautiful!

Can't wait for the house-warming party....lots of pics for us bloggers to post :)

verybadcat said...

Those are some bitchin' digs, hon. Happy Homecoming! :)

Alaska Steve said...

Cheers everyone and thanks for your kind words - we're excited to move but have nothing but fond memories of our company "nest". Life is so very simple when you live on the plant - no commute, no housing costs, no utilities, no maintenance, no snow removal, no worries. Home ownership out here is a whole different story and life has already gotten more complicated - for example, with Goldfish on call 24/7 during crab season, and me being a volunteer fire/ems guy, we now need two vehicles, just in case we both get called in at the same time. We're thinking the pluses will outweigh the minuses though . . . .

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I cannot but tell you:

Your home looks EXQUISITE!

I myself am looking for a place to land but upon my final retirement.

Fornicalis is looking last.

I am considering Oregon and Washington.

Perhaps I need to consider UNALASKA ISLAND.

BZ

Elizabeth Douglas said...

Steve, what a beautiful house! I'm sure you and Goldfish will turn it into a wonderful home. Congrats on the exciting new chapter!

Lori said...

Steve - where have you been? Ah, out looking for that 2nd car - LOL! And of course, you need furniture too and there's so much going on out there on your island - busy, busy, busy......I'm off to the Bahamas this weekend - wish me luck that Erika doesn't damper our cruise.

And BZ - I hear Oregon is nice, but I've been to WA and if you haven't been - you need to go - that's where I want to be someday - somewhere close to AK so I can visit often!

Cynthia said...

Steve:
The house is just lovely. My sincerest congrats to you and Goldfish. Yes, indeed, home ownership is at times a challenge, but I assure you, the rewards will be plentiful. Now you two can truly "nest".
Cheers!
Mystic