Well my lovelies…my prayer has been answered! Not that prayer, I still have autoimmune diseases – the one about wanting to move!!
I am so incredibly happy we have found a house after just a few weeks of searching. Of course, I have been looking much longer than John has, I have been looking at houses for months actually. He just caught up to my house hunting about six weeks ago and I was astounded by how quickly we were able to find a house we both love! Finding it was pretty easy, we went to the open house just 3 days after it went on the market. We typically would go to a few open houses on Sunday afternoons anyway. Actually getting it was an entirely different ordeal. There were multiple offers, but in the end, our offer got us this pretty piece of real estate.
We were thinking of going smaller since we currently live in a 2,200 square foot house with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Reason being, the kids are moving out one by one and our youngest, who is 17 years old is the only one left at home. So we really didn’t see the need for 4 bedrooms anymore.
Obviously, you can tell by the pictures, we didn’t get a smaller house, it is 3,300 square feet. We did end up losing a bedroom but got an additional 2 half baths and an entire full finished basement. We also went from a half-acre lot to 2.7 acres with woods…in the city!! That’s crazy and amazing! All that is missing is a lake! Just kidding…kind of…I don’t think they’d let us dig that big of a “pond”, would they?
As you can tell, I am extremely excited! I cannot wait to put our own touches and personal stamp on it by changing a few things over time but this place is truly a dream come true for us. The finishes are builder grade type quality, but the bones and feel of the house are amazing and you couldn’t ask for a better location, land or layout – and that is what truly matters!
I’m sure over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting more pictures and writing about our “adventure” of trying to move all of our stuff that we’ve accumulated over the past decade. Also, trying to move with our two dogs and all of our reptiles and snakes (bet you forgot about all those little guys didn’t you?). I’ve moved quite a bit in my 44 years here on earth, so I am hoping it goes fairly smoothly but I’ve never had to move while dealing with a chronic illness or chronic pain. Let me tell you, packing up all of our crap is already taking it’s toll. So this should be interesting…stay tuned! Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss out…