Thursday, February 24, 2011

We're Moving!

Isn't it beautiful?! 

We weren't really looking to buy a house (for all the friends and relatives who may be shocked by the news of us moving), but there's an odd, interesting story behind me and this house.  Perhaps I should feel a little guilty, but I can't find the guilt on this one.  That may have much to do with the work ahead, but I'm ready for it!

When Steve and I opened ProTech Computers out on Horton Rd., we drove by this house every day on our way to work.  This house spoke to me when it went up for sale shortly after that commute began.  I wanted this house.  I couldn't afford to do anything about it.  Our new store was barely a year old and, as is typical when starting a new business, things had been slow.  Times were tough.  They wanted more than I could sneeze at, especially since I already owned a house and couldn't fathom selling it for what I owed in the current housing market.

Sigh.  The house sold to someone else.  The For Sale sign was gone.  I told it if we were meant to be together, someday it would happen.

I had never stepped foot inside the house.  Never pulled into the driveway.  Never saw the back yard.

Fast forward about four years.  The house is for sale again.  I actually look up the house and find out what they wanted for it. 

Wow.  It was in forclosure.  They were asking for less than a third of the asking price all those years ago.  I wanted this house so bad that I could have put an offer in without even seeing inside.  Sanity won, however, and we made an appointment to look at it.

The backyard is vast.  My nieces can't wait to play on the tire swing.  My daughter can't wait to play on the tire swing.  The tire swing has been granted a one summer season reprieve, then it's outta here!

For the first time in their lives, my daughters will no longer have to share a bedroom.  And for the first time in a long time, we'll have more than one bathroom.

It needs a lot of work.  A lot of care and maintenance.  A lot of love.  We didn't look at it through rose colored glasses, trust me.  We're going to have many work filled weekends ahead of us.  And we're so excited!!

The paperwork gets signed on Monday afternoon.  Then someday you'll have to drop by and check out our new home!

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