Friday, March 4, 2016

{all ours} 4/31 #sol16


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My husband and I have chatted about moving.  Not far.  Well, I wasn't thinking far.  Ever.  Him?  He continually mentioned far away states.  Me?  I never took him serious.  Maybe we'd do an addition on our house or live with the space we have. But we wouldn't really move.

He would browse and search online.  I would look at the photos.  For fun and ideas. We visited an open house or made an appointment with our realtor.  I guess it's more serious when you have a realtor.  But I wasn't going anywhere.

We looked with such disappointment.  Every house showing resulted with us returning to our home and loving everything in our updated smaller 1950 Cape Cod that my husband's grandpa built, including our fabulous location.  There just wasn't going to be a house that exceeded all expectations.

One week in early January, we saw one, two, three houses that I wanted to turn around and walk right out of.  There was nothing I liked.  Perhaps we are too particular.  I was done.  Stop looking and let it rest.  Let it come to us, if it's meant to happen.  But please just stop.

The next morning he received an email update from our realtor with a new listing. I think you better look at this.  I think we need to see this house.  Last one, I promise.  Within two hours we were there. And this time, I did love it, but I couldn't let it show.  There'll be an offer before the end of the day. It'll be gone and I didn't want to deal with the disappointment.

But we continued to talk about this home all day.  We returned to this home later that evening. And then again the next day.  Three times in less than 24 hours.  We fell in love again.  And again.  And again.  It's been a whirlwind the last seven weeks after visiting that home.  A new home. That will soon be all ours. 


20 comments:

  1. Apparently our thoughts were on the same wavelength this morning. I, too, wrote about our past houses and the memories. This new home will bring you a whole new set of memories. So happy that you found the house of your dreams. Love ya, Mom

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  2. Yea! This sounds like it is the house that was meant to be!

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  3. Congratulations! Wow. A big move. So thrilled for you!

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  4. Congratulations on your new home! Such an exciting (and emotional) transition. I'm glad you found a new home that you have already fallen in love with!

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  5. I love the way you describe the looking process. I was beginning to think you were going to be an HGTV episode on Love It or List It. Then I thought you were going to be on Property Brothers and do a renno on a new place. But reality is, you lived a House Hunters episode. Congratulations on finding the gem! (Can you tell we watch a lot of HGTV?)

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  6. How wonderful to find a place you love. Good luck with the move.

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  7. Wow! How exciting! Congratulations on your great find.

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  8. Oh wow! How exciting!

    I have to ask, though....are you selling the small 1950s Cape Cod that his Grandfather built?

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  9. Wow. Moving is always such a huge change, especially with children. I am glad this move is not a forced one but more of a love story with a new house.

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  10. Congratulations! A house has to speak to you...and when it does, you know you have found your home.

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  11. Congratulations!! This is so exciting! I want to know so much more!!! How far away? Two hours? Lots of changes!! I find change scary and exciting and what makes life interesting! Enjoy this journey!

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  12. It is so BEAUTIFUL!!! I know you all will be so happy there making new memories! Have you sold your house yet? xoxo

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  13. Congratulations! What a wonderful back story to your new home. I wonder what this new house will bring to you that you don't have now - there's a rain that one's yours now!

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    1. Reason, not rain. Silly autocorrect 😊

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  14. So exciting!!! We are actually finishing up the design stages of building a new house right now, so I know just how you feel! I love imagining what our new life there will be like!

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  15. An exciting new phase of life! What will you do with the old house? Is there anyone else in the family who will want to live there?

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  16. How exciting! It is hard leaving a home and memories but when the right home presents itself, you can't help but take the sign and jump with both feet. Sending you well wishes with the new journey and with the new memories that will be made.

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  17. There is so much emotion and excitement in your story. I can't wait to hear more as your journey continues.

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  18. How exciting! I can hardly wait to see photographs. :)

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  19. Sometimes the blessing is just around the corner...God's timing is perfect...Congrats.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.