Located between Elation and Disbelief, I have been here before but not often. Each time as good if not better than the last.
On the Sunday back from vacation (because we never sit still for long) we toured a home built in the 1800’s that needed some major TLC. We liked it enough for a second opinion and then promptly ruled it out. The next day we looked at another house, got our second opinion and fell in love.
In the middle of the school carnival, the hubby who was manning the bouncy house (fulfilling every man’s dreams –watching a bunch of sweaty kids hurl themselves onto germ infested inflated stinky feet smelling plastic) called me from his cell phone. I was across the gym manning the SHOCKER game (Unfortunately, it didn’t really shock the kids and it was very popular) when he called and gave me the news that there was a counter offer, but I could tell from his voice it was in our favor even over the din of screaming kids, air machines and static.
After 39 years, 13 houses I never owned, 252 rent checks, 8 lease agreements, and 6 different cities –
I AM A HOME OWNER!!
And I am ON Cloud Nine.
I never thought I would see this day. I told myself that renting was better than owning, even though I knew better.
We move in 8 weeks. 15 minutes away. To the house I hope to live in forever.
I feel like I have won the lottery. Which explains the loss of appetite, the ability to say YES to every single thing my kids ask me (including the craziest of requests) and not being able to sleep because I am organizing the move and where the furniture will go and what color I am going to paint the walls - in my head.
I’m wearing a crazy grin and some of my clothes from yesterday. My house is a mess (trust me, that is a major off/balance sign for me) and I have a strong desire to put sticky notes on every single item in my house so it knows where it is going in its new place. (I wish it was that easy)
I keep wondering what I did to deserve this. The excitement, love and support all of my family has shown me is overwhelming. I’m starting a list of IOU’s that is intimidating.
I can’t wait to fill you in over the next two months as I am CERTAIN there will be interesting things happening and I can barely wait!
The house was built in 1888 but has more of a 1940’s 50’s feel which I love. Restoration Vintage . Right up my alley.
ASneak Peak (with before and after's down the road)
|The Hubby and I will live here|
|I think the kids will live here?|
|I own this tree! WOW.|
|It's the little things that thrill me|