We listed our house, and after 10 showings in two days, my amazing realtor said we had a full price cash offer on the first day before they even saw the house. It's an investor, she said. We don't care, I said. Let's do it. We held our breath for 10 days through the lovely Texas option period and hoped they wouldn't back out last minute. We must have looked at 25 houses in three months to decide which was best for us. All without knowing if we were going to be able to BUY an actual house.. limbo sucks.
Anyway, our house is now pending sale and we put an offer in on a great 2,400 sq ft ranch house built in 1951, so different than our 1999 two-story ticky-tacky box home that matches all the neighbors. We move out of our place this weekend, Kevin leaves for a business trip on Monday, I close on the house on the 21st ALONE, and then the kids and our 110 lbs dog are going to roll up to see my mom in Missouri for a week until we can close on the new house on May 31st. Alone. Kev will return June 3rd after the chaos has ended.
It makes sense that Kev would be out of town for all of this since we bought this house when he was out of town. Only this time, there are two midgets and a huge lapdog shadowing my every move.
I thought this would be an ideal time to show off our old house and new. So different.
|the new place|
|our current, soon to be former house - our first home|
Here are a few of my favorite parts of the new house:
|the huge living area with brick focal wall and fireplace... i'm already seeing walls painted a sage green.|
|built-in closet with heavy sliding doors will be a new favorite hiding spot, i'm sure..|
|girls' dressing/closet area between bedroom and their bathroom|
|backyard with a small hill to roll down|
|original kitchen with built-ins|
We have spent nearly seven years here, and we brought two babies home to this house. We are going to miss the memories dearly, but we are excited to make new ones in a larger house close to parks and a great elementary school. I look forward to documenting them here.
Wish me luck on all this without my mister here! I'll need it! ;)