It’s a [Dig] Date!

The most tedious parts of selling a house come after the “sold” sign is actually hung in my opinion. All of the paperwork is squared away though and our first house is no longer our house. That means we’re clear to move forward! It took a whole 5 minutes to sign the closing paperwork, when we bought the house, it was a 2-hour marathon of names, dates, etc.

The wonderful folks at Ryan Homes have done a great job of fast-tracking our start and we have a dig date!

Today! They’re breaking ground on our house today!

With that said, I’m going to back up and talk about some of the process of doing a new build. From start through the whole process.

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Weepy

The picture that should have been on Friday’s post:

I love my trees and am so happy that the house came with them!

Despite the bit of snow we got over the weekend, we were out and about with a bunch of family things. We celebrated a birthday, heard my brother-in-law sing in his last high school concert and enjoyed having out of town relatives in our home.

I’m currently counting down the days until I’ll be in the Pacific Northwest!

What are you looking forward to?

The Red Door

When we first started making plans for our house I considered bringing up the option of changing the color of the front door. But as we showed our families the listing for the house the red door became the thing that was first noticed. So the red door stays red for now.

I used to rotate homemade wreath on the apartment door so I decided it was about time for some decoration on the door. So I got crafty and here’s the result:

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Getting Organized to Move

When we moved into our apartment, we knew it’d be a temporary home, although we weren’t sure how temporary. When we unpacked, we collapsed our boxes and put them in our storage unit (along with the abandoned baby seat and beer that were left for us by the previous tenants). Those boxes had already seen a couple of college moves before going to our apartment then getting a brief vacation from the storage unit for a friend’s move, now they’re out again.

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What else would you store in a unit that came equipped with beer and a car seat?

With my black belt in moving tied in a square knot, I stopped at the store and purchased packing tape, cheap scissors and two black markers. Now we attack and pack. Continue reading