I’m going to jump right in and tell you some big news. Big for me anyhoo…The Husband and I are moving!
I can hardly believe it, in a year when simplicity is my one-word theme…I’m packing up 23 years of life and moving. I struggle to find simplicity in moving, actually, I struggle to find simplicity in any change. Here’s the story…and don’t worry, it’s a short story…
The Husband wanted to buy one or two small rental houses this year. I was kind of excited about sprucing up a little house or two, making them move-in ready. We looked at lots of small homes, and put in a few offers. And looked some more. Real estate is completely different than it was 23 years ago when we bought our little white house. There are bidding wars and snotty banks and crazy appraisals and sad stories about families losing their homes…it’s not for the faint of heart I’m telling ya.
In this process, The Husband came across a couple of houses that were too big to be rentals, but were pretty good deals. And poof the idea was hatched in his handsome silver head…let’s look for another house for us and rent this one out.
It took me some time to get on board with this idea because I love my house.We’ve poured ourselves into this house for all the years we’ve lived here…
This little house is home. It’s secure. It’s full of love.
But even more than that…I hate the idea of such an enormous change.
After 23 years, I not only know every inch of this house and yard but I know my neighborhood. Ollie and I have nice 2 and 3 mile walking paths mapped out, we’ve done them so many times over the years that I know which trees and flowers along the way will be in bloom on any given month.
But alas…The Husband and I are “one” and I did eventually catch his vision.
Now, we’ve both fallen in mad love with another house!
It’s completely and totally different from our little white house which is exciting to that creative part of me!
Here she is!
We should close next Wednesday and nothing is for sure until those papers are signed ya know… I did feel fairly safe telling you the news however, because the bank has given their final okay and we’re simply waiting for signatures from the relocation company. (The soon-to-be previous owners were transferred and a relocation company is handling the sale)
She isn’t move-in ready. The (soon-to-be) previous owners have been traveling back and forth across the country for the past two years and I can only imagine how difficult it would be to keep up two houses…wait a minute, that’s exactly what we’re about to do!
(Anybody in north metro Atlanta need to rent a cute white house???)
Anyhoo…The Husband, Mr. Max (one of our favorite people in the world who just happens to be a contractor!), and I have a long list of projects to start on the minute those papers are signed!
So there it is…some big news huh?
If all goes as planned…The Husband and I are about to start a new adventure…
(Why on earth did I think to choose Simplicity as my one-word for 2012?)