You good? We’re good. Onward.
Why? Well, there’s a variety of reasons. I could go into them all but it's not really important in the big picture and David and I made the decision based on what was best for us and our future.
We listed our house for sale at the end of April and closed on July 31st. It was a pretty speedy process. I am very thankful for that! It’s one of those things that if you make the decision to do something then you want it to happen quickly. Thank goodness for us it did.
Am I sad? Of course. I love that house. We made it our home. It’s beautiful, grand, and a dream house if you ask me. But life isn't all about material things and we decided to change plans. For the better!
So what’s next? Well, the whole time our house was on the market, we were searching to buy another house. Since we had such a short timeline, we ran out of time. We of course didn't want to buy a house just to buy one, so we started looking into renting for the time being. Unfortunately we couldn't find anywhere that was in the location we wanted, for the price we wanted, and most importantly, that allowed our fur children! We were looking for a duplex like my last one, with a small fenced in yard. No such luck. So desperate times called for desperate measures and we ended up renting an apartment on a 7 month lease. Not ideal but thankfully something was available. And there’s a dog park in the complex! Perfect. This living arrangement will be temporary so I don’t plan to decorate a smidge. Everything is going to storage except for the essentials. We’re talking college living style, mattress on the floor. I don’t want to have to pack again in 7 months. Packing is for the birds.
However, the folks buying our house also wanted our entire bedroom suite and living room sectional. And our two mounted TVs. This is totally okay because I’d wanted new furniture, and that was less we had to move and store. Also, we get to now buy a Smart TV so we can watch Netflix. Fabulous!
Although I really am going to miss our house I am so grateful it sold and I hope the next owners love it as much as we did.
For the time being, we’ll continue to house hunt and explore all options. I’m excited about the adventure ahead and I fully intend to take advantage of apartment living. Hello pool, gym, and tennis court!! So far, it has been pretty awesome. Really!
In case you’re like me and want to take a trip down memory lane, you can see the post from when we first moved in here. And if you want to take a look at the house after I tweaked it into our home it ended up being, you can see it here!
Onto the next. Bigger (or smaller) and better things await us!
Life is always an adventure right?