Well... It looks like it is actually going to happen. We are movin' on up... to a house!
The funny thing is... it is the house we originally wanted to buy back in May. After some loopty loos and roundabouts, we are finally cleared for docs. We should sign either tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning and be funded by Friday am! This means that we can actually get some keys on Friday and start moving in this weekend!
I will take tons of before pictures. The before pics will be prettttty scary. This house has been vacant for over a year. The whole reason we wanted this place is because of all the structures and the acreage this place has. It is almost 5 acres with a house, an extra garage, a shop, a barn and even.... a covered arena! The covered arena is the biggest bonus for me. For someone who rides and is a fair weather rider like myself, having a covered arena is a huge deal. This one is 60X60 and so it is not a big arena, but it is plenty big enough for me to ride in most of the time. It allows me to work my horse even in the crappy rainy NW winters. It also allows me to be able to turn my horse beast out even in the worst weather with no fear of mud! The barn has four stalls, a tack room and electricity and Water. These are huge expenses that are already finished for us! The shop is a mechanics dream and my DH will really really enjoy it!
While there is mucho work to be done there, we know that it is a really really sound investment. I will have lots and lots of before and after's to share in the coming months, and I cannot wait to have a place for my things again, and most of all for our family to be together again.
I also am so happy that the Dogs will have room to run, room to play and a house instead of being cooped up in a trailer all day long. I don't think our Beagle really minds, but I know that our Jack Russell and our Lab will be very very happy to move around more again.
It has been such a long journey and we are not at the end yet, just at the beginning of the real hard work that will start this weekend. I so dislike moving, but this move I am really looking forward to. Mostly because it will signal the end of our Real Estate struggles this summer. I am so thankful that Hubby and I have made it through this.. in fact, he remarked that it has made our marriage stronger and us closer. Most folks we know that have gone through real estate goes through a strain on their marriage. Maybe because we are united in this? I am not entirely sure, but I know that I am so grateful that we are seeing the light at the end of this very long, dark tunnel!
This week will mark the end of my long commutes and I am thrilled about that. I have three and a half days left of work this week and then will be off for 5 and a half days to get this done!
I hope all of you that come here have a most fabulous week, and I will post an update once we have our signing appointment and our actual date to get keys!