Sometimes I struggle with how personal I should be on my blog posts. How transparent should I be about our current situation and life decisions? I'm not exactly sure where that line is, but here is my attempt at being honest with you about what's going on with all of these renovations.
Phillip grew up way outside of the city limits, and our whole married life he's been trying to find his way back out there. While on the hunt for a home, I quickly fell in love with a house that had a ton of potential, but was located smack dab in the heart of downtown.
Fast forward 5 years. My husband has been so patient and adapted to living in town as best he could. Now that we have children of our own, we have started thinking about our long-term goals. We both want our children to grow up playing in the dirt, learning how to fish, growing a garden...doing all of the things that Phillip enjoyed doing as a kid. Though it may not be necessary to live in the country to be able to do all of those things, it is our dream. We want a piece of land of our own--a place to invest in and share with our children, and our children's children. We have worked so hard to be where we are today, and we felt like it was the right time to take the next step towards our dream.
With all of that being said, we decided to put our house on the market! You can't imagine the whirlwind of emotions that we've felt over this decision, even to this day. Our realtor shared the listing with the popular Facebook page "For The Love Of Old Houses", and boy did it take off! It received almost 14k likes, 3.4k comments, and 4.7k shares...wow! It was so encouraging to read through everyone's comments and know that our vision for this home truly came to life and was being appreciated by so many.
It was then time for our annual family vacation. We desperately needed a break so we tried to take a week to focus on our family and enjoy just being with each other. After only a few showings of our home, we received our first offer! It was a bittersweet moment, almost too good to be true. We wrestled with accepting the offer from a state away, but finally decided that it was now or never. We said yes and the process has been rolling ever since.
So, now that you have a life update, here is an update on the progress! This is what the house looked like last time I gave you an update.