Monday, August 24, 2009
Wow! What a whirlwind we have been living in! Had move in with my in-laws and were waiting to start building our dream house. Though we had preapproval, everything quickly fell apart! The bank was wanting more and more down from us, for me to get a job and myriad other things that just seemed to be impossible to do right now. (though I have been looking for jobs for several months and actually interviewed for several, I have yet to hear back on any of them!) In my frustration of having no end in sight to living with my in-laws, I encouraged my husband that we should start looking at existing houses that were already on the market. This option is easier as it requires less money down, doesn't have to be dependent on my having a job and much more! We started looking and found many viable options in the area. We contacted a realtor and started looking at houses. Some were really cool, but not really practical for us with 2 young children. Some were so dated and unkept that we would have to completely renovate before moving in, again not the option I was looking for. Finally, after a huge blowup, we skipped out on plans with my family to go to an open house. Randy knew instantly that it was the house! Situated right along the river we have an unobstructed view of the Mississppi from the house and the massive deck all along the front of it. The three car garage was another clincher for him! Inside there are 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms! Though the kitchen is very small, it could eventually be expanded into the adjoining sunroom or opened up into the dining room. All of the rooms are neutrally painted, though some of the flooring is not my taste (dark green and red carpeting) it is livable for now until we can afford to make changes. With 2 small children the carpeting will probably be stained and be ready to be replaced before too long anyways! So though I had my heart set on moving into a brand new house with the perfect floor plan and no projects to finish immediately, I am really excited to move into this house and spend the time decorating and making it our own! I can't wait until October 1st!