Home is where the heart is or in my case my amazing husband, my princess puddin’ face (our dog Bailey), and my boatload of furniture (that is runneth over in my hubster’s garage space – womp).
We live in a 1970’s Brady-esq abode that we purchased (our first!) in November 2010. We had no plan or intention of buying a home last year but we had talked about it over that past few years and casually looked….stopped looking….looked some more…..and decided it would be best to stay in our rental where we lived for just shy of 3 years. We happened to be, again, super casually looking at homes since we were nearing our renewal time frame (and dealing with a slum landlord) when we decided to very casually on a lazy day begin cruising around town looking at some of these houses in person. Some were meh, some were uhh nope, and some were prospective prospects. I will say again this was just a ‘we’ve got nothing else to do today let’s go look at houses’. On this particular day we didn’t find the house. Oh and let me just mention to you now, I come from a long line of ramblers and complete painted picture story tellers so …. you get the idea. On Labor Day 2010, on the way to a family gathering, we happened to be driving down the road and happened to be unintentionally passing some of the houses we’d seen online. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Funny thing. We were nearing our destination and hubs says ‘Hey I think that one of those houses we were looking at is right down here (this road).’ I said ‘Which one? The ugly one?’ ‘Yea.’ I then said ‘I don’t want to look at it. It’s ugly.’ ‘We’re already out this way. Let’s just drive-by and take a look.’ So we pass the ‘ugly’ house and then I tell hubs to pull in the drive way. There it was. There have only been a few other moments in my life that I’ve felt so sure of something. The moment I knew my husband, then boyfriend, at the age of 18, was the one. The moment I said ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’ to the proposal written in the sand. And the moment I said ‘I do!’ Sure there are more great moments but those are the stand outs. Back to the ‘ugly’ house. We pulled in the driveway, through the curved wooded pathway to find the most uniquely, breathtaking, wonderfully, perfect house EVER! The second we saw it. We both knew. I know you’re probably think ‘Riiigggghhttt’ it’s true. We were both in love. Needless to say, much like my wedding dress, it was the first and only house we looked at, walked through, made and offer, counter offered, counter counter offered, accepted, and officially closed on. What can I say? When you know, you know. So the moral of the story is, much like meeting my husband – then boyfriend, good things tend to find you when you’re not looking for them.
It’s a work in progress that is continuously evolving just like our love and life together. I’ll show you what we are working on, what isn’t being worked on, and what we’ve finished as it happens. Sllllooooowwwllyyyyy but eventually we’ll get it done. We’re just your average twenties couple just trying to pinch pennies and do something neat one good deal at a time.