Ok, so it’s been a while.
This year has gone by fast! I just realized it’s almost August….AUGUST! That means Christmas is just around the corner. We celebrated our FOURTH anniversary this May and had an AMAZING time at Dineyland and visiting Mom & Rob in Washington. Hmmm, that’s the first time I wrote Brady’s mom down as “Mom”. I’m sure she’ll like that.
Anyway, it’s been hot here…..SUPER HOT. Surprise! We live in the desert. We’ve had a couple of haboobs here and I think that’s more than I’ve seen in a year. It’s a massive dust storm….and if you’ve never been in you don’t even know what you’re missing!
Oh yeah, did I mention yet that WE GOT A HOUSE!?!?!?! Yes, on July 11th our offer was accepted on a house that we had put an offer on earlier in our search but didn’t get. The financing fell through for the other one and the seller called up our realtor and asked if we wanted to put ours up again. By this time, it had been 5 months of searching, we were like “sure, whatever, might as well.” It took them a weekend and a day to respond and I had already assumed we weren’t going to get it. It had already gone off my radar from the initial offer so this time around I didn’t really care. But then come Monday morning Brady called me and said our offer was accepted. I was happy, and then asked “are we happy about this?” I didn’t know where we stood on this house and it had been such an emotional time searching that I think I was all out of emotion. We talked about it and we agreed that this house/yard had potential and we liked it.
As the days come and go I get more and more excited about this house. Let’s recall our initial search wants and see what we got. You can read that post here or I’ll just post it below. To the right I’ll list what our house has.
- Single Story (Yes)
- <1200 square feet (1125)
- >10,000 square feet lot (16,244)
- 3 bed (Yes)
- 1+ bath (1 bath)
- No connected garage (carport okay) (Detached Garage & Carport)
- North-South oriented (NW/SE)
- Alley access/ RV Gate capable (room for RV on side lot if choose)
- No flat roofs (None)
Bonus Items (None)
- Already landscaped (grass)
Ok, so just by going through this list I am amazed at how great God is. We didn’t even look at the houses we were searching for with this list in hand. We would spout back and forth what we could remember, and we knew this had the lot and house size we were looking for. But look at all the requirements. I mean, the only things that we definite “No’s” were the bonus material. The definites on our list were all met. Whether it’s there now or can be (RV gate) at some point.
This house is going to be great and I can’t wait to fill it with babies, friends and parties. But first we have renovations to do. This blog, I hope, will be a timeline for our work we do. Pictures galore and a play by play. I hope you guys enjoy reading along as we make this house our home.
Front. Can't you just see a cute little porch under the right window?
From front door. Living room & Dining where red wall is.
Dining room. Door into kitchen.
Kitchen from hallway. Open doorway to laundry room and backdoor. Other door goes to dining room.
Kitchen cupboards. About all I have.
Office and Doggy door.
Living room from hall doorway.
Garage/Carport and yard from back door.
Yard from back fence.
Back part of yard.
The overview of our lot. We are the middle one.
It’s going to take a few years for the backyard to become what we envision it to be. But we are ok with that because we have a clean slate. I can’t wait to look back on these pictures and see a whole new place. It’s gonna be a fun but full of hard work ride.
Hope you enjoy!