Holy shit. I got the email today. Guys... At 37 years old with a large family, I'm doing probably one of the scariest things I've ever done. I'm taking a year off work to go to college full time living solely off of savings (actually cashing out my retirement fund). I'm excited, I'm scared, and I hope I can do this. This will bring about a whole new future for me and my family and I'm so excited to see it start! Can't wait till January! I know last year this program had 80 applicants and only 24 got in, so while I've been super excited about the prospect of getting into this program I knew I had a small percentage chance to get in, but here I am, killing it!
Ok, for those who wanted pictures, they are in the spoiler.
The house front:
The breezeway between the front door and the garage:
The Front Door:
The Living Room:
The Living Room from another angle:
The Dining Area:
The Kitchen from another angle:
The Master Bedroom:
The Master Bathroom:
Soon to be my Office/PC/VR room (gonna move the ceiling fan into the guest room)
Soon to be the guest room (or possible Ferretorium)
Second bathroom. Yes, tile everywhere, even on the ceiling.
The back yard - I have no houses behind me, I back up right against green space (and mosquitoes).
Apparently, the guy who owned this house previously was, like, THE tile magnate of the Brazos Valley. Big tile store/distributor. Everything in this house is tile. Tile floors, tile baseboards/molding, all-tile surfaces in the kitchen. Breezeway and patio? Tile! Bathrooms? Tile all over. Even tile on the ceiling. Open up the cabinets? Tile. Look under the kitchen sink? TILE. No linoleum or carpet ANYWHERE. ONLY TILE.
And yeah, I don't expect to get much use out of that fireplace.