Sunday, June 15, 2014

I'm Back with a Big Announcement

Hey!  Remember me?  I know, in January (almost 5 months ago), I proclaimed that I was going to post finished projects here once or twice a week.  We all can see that didn't happen.  But, there was a good reason. 

We decided to buy another house.  It is technically not ours yet, but we are in the final stages of the process.  We have gone through inspections of the house, well and septic and the appraisal.  Now, we are just waiting for our closing date.  Hopefully, the rest of the process goes smoothly and by the end of June, we can be the new owners of this little house.

Why did we decide to buy another house?

The house we currently live in was never our forever home.  My husband bought it right before we met.  It is located in the middle of a somewhat crappy neighborhood on a busy road.  We have no privacy whatsoever.  We suspect that our new neighbors may be up to something illegal.  Our other neighbor decided to cut all her trees down that were providing some privacy.  So we had enough.

The real estate market in our area hasn't improved yet and trying to sell our house wasn't an option without losing money.  We were very fortunate to have someone in our family that needed to rent a house at the same moment we decided to move.  It couldn't have worked out better.  But, keeping our house did make it a little more complicated in buying another house.

I have been extremely busy lately.  I'm trying to get our current house ready for the renter.  Also, coming up with ideas for the new house is always on my mind.  I'm a little stressed.

We picked this house because of the privacy.  It has almost 5 acres.  You can't even see the house from the road.  It is surrounded by trees on all sides.  It is the complete opposite of the house we live in now.  It is only slightly bigger than our current house.  But, I thought the land surrounding the house was worth more than the extra square footage I could have got in another house.  We are so excited to get started with all the projects in this house and I can't wait to share all of it with you.

I am not going to disappear for another 5 months, I promise.  I hope you'll follow along with this new adventure in my life.

I'm linking up to: Life in Velvet, Carrie This Home,