Well we've done it. Took the plunge to buy a new house and sell our current home. We signed the papers yesterday for an agreement and now it begins. I'm very excited and really feel I need this new start. It has been very strange looking for a house and not having to include Kyle in the equation but I've talked to him in my head and told him what we've been doing. This house just seems so different now without him and does not have the meaning it used to. I run so many errands I'm rarely home to get housework, sewing, cooking or anything else done. I need a place I don't feel I am running away from to call home.
This one is actually in town. Right now we are 15-20 minutes outside of town so this will save a lot in gas. It also puts us closer to my daughter's job that I'm running her back and forth to as she doesn't have her driver's license yet. My mom lives another 15 minutes the opposite way out of town so it was taking me a half hour to go visit her. Now just a quick trip and I'll be there! I'm very excited about that. Another bonus is that it's on a street that leads to one of the entrances into the cemetery where Kyle lays. I'll be able to just walk to see him each day and it'll be exercise.
It has a nice open plan with 3 bed rooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, a living room and a study. A nice big kitchen which we can put our stacking washer and dryer in so I don't have to do laundry in the basement. The attic has been done into usable space but not really living space so my husband will put his painting things up there and we can do crafts up there. One of the bedrooms is to be my sewing room. I am SO excited!!! There are quite a few built in features likes shelves, pantry, cupboards in the bedroom, and even a desk in the sewing room. It has a front and back porch, a nice small yard like we want. All we want is enough room for the dogs to go out. No green thumbs in this house! There is a shed in the backyard to put the lawnmower and tools and such. We have a driveway so we don't have to park on the street but there is no garage. We don't mind though.
Now I have to figure out how to sew for craft fairs and pack and organize :)