The winner of the Black and Decker Home Repair Book is Laura G. who is fixing holes in her wall from her kitchen renovation. Check your email Laura!
Its confession time and this picture will talk for me.
We are moving. No, we are not moving into the house we are renovating. We are renovating that house to sell. I am not ready to fully disclose every detail of what is happening next in the lives of Lee, Jennifer, and Piper, but I figured I needed to be honest about what I am juggling right now and why you have not seen any fun home projects lately in my house. We have decided to move and that means a fun adventure on the way. At this point in time we are renovating a house, trying to sell a house, trying to pack a house, and getting ready for summer. (If you didn’t already know, my full time job is at a summer camp).
Back to the house. We bought this house 5 years ago and planned to stay in the house about 5 years. It was the perfect purchase for us and we don’t regret it one bit. I am going to cry when its time to go. I love my neighborhood, I feel safe, my neighbors rock, its a great running and walking neighborhood, and I love my house. The downside to selling this house is that people, these days, can get a little bit more house with their money so it can be discouraging as it sits on the market. I sometimes have to remember why we bought this house in the first place.
Why we wanted a small house for our first house….
- More space means more stuff.
- We didn’t end up having kids in this house, but I was okay with having a few. I want my kids to share rooms anyway, so three bedrooms with a 2-3 kids didn’t scare me.
- It was the perfect amount of renovations for us. We could live in and tackle one project at a time.
- Less space meant less cleaning. I work full time so this was huge for me.
All that being said. As we sit and wait patiently for the house to sell I have to remind myself that those are all good reasons and not to second guess myself. I know that some of you are waiting for your house to sell too. It will sell, be patient…and keep telling yourself that every day.
Just for Fun…
The good folks at Google have not come by my house since we last moved into the home. Seriously, when do they drive by? I found this picture of my house on the internet. This is what it looked like when we moved in.
Oh the tree….yes, we removed that tree way before the blog world began for me. One good lightening storm and my living room would have been a goner. If you need a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in the Branson/Hollister Missouri area then call my realtor…her number is in the first picture!