The home that started it all.
If you have been following along with me, you know my husband is currently deployed and I have been spending the past couple months staying with my parents in Georgia. We are also in the process of selling our home in North Carolina and today I drove back to the house to pack it up! It is bittersweet because when we first purchased the house 2 years ago, we didn’t plan on selling it. A lot of sweat, blood, and a few tears have gone into this house.
I feel a little crazy considering we are finally done with most of the renovations, and now selling it and starting over on another fixer upper!
Our adventure on this home began on my daughters due date two and a half years ago. We were literally moving on her due date, December 9th, 2014. We were rushing to get into the house and her room set up before she arrived. Little did we know, she would arrive 10 days later, giving us plenty of time to get her room ready, but thats another story!
My husband and I found out that we would be in North Carolina for the foreseeable future, so decided it was time to buy instead of renting. We almost bought a new construction home that was way out of our price range. Luckily, fate intervened, and one morning, decided to have breakfast in this small town nearby and had a lightbulb moment. Why don’t we move here?! The small town feel was everything we wanted and the homes were beautiful.
The only way we could afford to move to this area was looking at fixer uppers. We actually had another house under contract, but it fell through. The home we are in now came up and the timing was perfect. A meant to be kind of situation.
Fast forward to tonight as I sit in the living room writing this entry. I am sad as I look around and think about all the memories we have made here in such a short time. We brought our daughter home to this house, and that is something I will never forget.
When my husband returns home, he will not be returning to this house, but another that he has never seen. (Good thing he trusts my judgment!) On the other hand I am excited for this next chapter and being able to work alongside my husband on another home together. We have learned A LOT from this house.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our first fixer upper!
This post is a bit therapeutic for me as I prepare for this move. These next couple weeks are going to be a bit hectic! It is so exciting that someone else saw the beauty in our home and wanting to make it their new home. My realtor told me today that the buyers kids have already picked out their rooms, and that makes my heart happy and all of this worth it!