We’re now officially landowners again. On Friday afternoon we closed on our new house located smack dab in the middle of German Village, located near Lindey’s, G. Michael’s Bistro, and the Book Loft.
It’s an older brick home built, we think, in 1906, and there’s a fair amount of work to be done before we move in. Kish is acting as a kind of general contractor, coordinating the appearance, estimates, and work of painters, hardwood flooring firms, electricians, landscapers, and cabinet companies who will be getting the house up to Code — in this case, Kish Code. Already, work has begun. We met with the painter yesterday morning, and he and his assistant spent the day patching holes and putting on the priming coats.
In the meantime, Kish has been fielding helpful advice from a decorator and friends who have that feng shui flair, particularly on the big sticking point — light fixtures. What should we hang in the foyer, and what in the dining room? Should they match in some way? How do we thread the needle of three desires: wanting fixtures that are physically attractive, put out sufficient light to serve their real purpose, and are easy to clean and don’t require impossible physical manipulations when it’s time to change a bulb? We’ve looked at so many light fixtures that all of the pop-up ads on any website we access immediately cycle to lighting products and special deals on chandeliers.
It’s an exciting time for us.