In three weeks, we will be moving.... again!
This will be our, 1,2,3 - 6th move in five years. Our friends hate us right about now. Ha!
Chris and I first moved out together five years ago. While at work, a lady came in to ask if she could post an ad on our bulletin for a 2 bedroom suite for rent. I said sure and rather than posting it, I called Chris and said I think we should go look at it. We were both still living at home, but were talking about moving out sometime in the next 6 months.
That night we went to look at the place. Ugh! It was terrible! It needed to be painted, the carpet needed to be replaced and it smelled funny. The owners assured us it would be painted and that they were planning on putting laminate flooring in. Well, for us that was good enough! We took it!
We both went home and told our parents we were moving out - in two weeks! Needless to say, they were shocked. My sisters were also moving out the same weekend. So in two week my mother would have an empty nest - as would Chris' parents.
We bounced around after that - moved from our two bedroom to a one bedroom (which we LOVED), but then found out we were expecting James. Moved from there to another two bedroom place, which wasn't the best but was fine for the time being. Then moved again, to a smaller, yet better place. THEN, we found out we were expecting Graham and we needed more room. That's where we are now - but only till the 25th of July.
On July 25th, we receive keys to our new home. A three bedroom, two bath town home that we own. Chris and I are still kind of in shock that we are moving to a home that we own. We have always dreamed of owning our own home, but never thought it would be possible for some time. But alas, here we are. Three weeks out - and we haven't started to pack yet.
I think what I am most excited about it being able to do things like paint and what not and not have to ask permission to do so. Weird I know - but it makes me all giddy inside. Chris is excited about not living above or below anyone anymore. Totally get that, but he is also excited that there are small projects for him to do around the house. Like redoing the downstairs bathroom, upgrading fixtures etc.
I will be doing posts on home renos (nothing major as the previous owns have done a beautiful job with the place) but things like paint and decorating etc.
We are so excited and cannot wait for July 25th!