Thursday, May 23, 2013

New house

We were thinking of refinishing our hardwood floor and extending the wood throughout the main level. When we got the estimates, I looked at them and asked Jim if we had to live here forever, because if we were going to move, I didn't want to spend the money to put all that wood in. He surprised me by saying, "We don't have to live here forever, lets move".  That started an avalanche of events and work and money spent to make our house the best it's ever been. It was on the market for one week and we accepted an excellent offer.
We looked for the perfect house, talked about building, re-imagined house plans, and realized that we could not get the "perfect house" within our price range. So we found the best that our money could buy, and will have to work on it over the years to make it perfect.
This is our new house.  The pictures are already gone of our old house.

We thought that once we accepted an offer and had an offer accepted, the stress would be over.  I guess we forgot the headache of finding all the little nitpicky things the bank wants in order to process our loan.

Throughout all this, Caleb is graduating from High School, Going to the Temple, and Leaving on a Mission.  We have to be out of this house 6 days after dropping Caleb off for his mission. I hope we survive this.