See that nice screen shot of me? ha ha.
Well, I wish I could say that all the publicity fixed the problem. It didn't. The City of Atlanta Department of Wetershed Management DID replace my meter, so that's a huge step in the right direction. They also said they would erase the $6,00o bill that I got last month. That was human error that occurred after they put on the data logger. They also erased the next two highest bills, which were for several thousand dollars. That leaves me with a $900 balance. I still don't think that is fair since I have been overplaying them for a year. It also does not totally solve the problem of why the bill has been so crazy. I had another plumber come out (the 4th) to confirm there were no leaks. Now I have to get a 5th plumber to come out at the same time as a person from the city, which is called a water audit. After the audit I have to go back to the water board appeal hearing. I am so tired of dealing with this. I have put at least 40 or 50 hours into dealing with this for the past year. I am just so ready to have a normal water bill and get back to life as usual.
It's been a while since I was totally floored by a house... and I was thrilled to pull into this driveway!
It feel like you are in Europe as soon as you hit the gravel.
I started outside photographing the grounds. It was all so lush and perfectly landscaped.
Loving this bench!
You know my favorite color is orange!
I could take a snooze on this hammock, especially after my late night last night watching fireworks at Cherokee!
There is a treehouse! My entire adult life I've wanted to build myself a treehouse... although I would NOT run water to it! (re: my $9,000 water bill).
I love this picture because of that swing... If I knew where that was from I would def register for it. Awesome!
When I was finished with the grounds I headed inside...
The foyer reminds me a little bit of our famous Neel Reid House on Andrews.
This is the dining room to the right of the foyer.
I love the kitchen! Any type of exposed shelving always gets me... and the stainless steel island... oh my.
This kitchen opens to this amazing breakfast room, which opens to the porch. Those chairs are fantastic!
This is the view looking back into the kitchen. Great looking!
The formal living room is off the kitchen and the library. The red is such a bold choice and works so well. I'm also slightly obsessed with the bird painting above the fireplace (it looks kind of like the shirt I am wearing on the news in the screen shot at the top of this post).
This hallway leads from the kitchen to the great room. That's a great coffee table/ottoman.
This is my favorite room in the house. I'm a sucker for cathedral wood ceilings... AND cow rugs... and framed American flags. Duh.
Loving the color of the walls and the fun pillows!