Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Going From Renting to Being Home Owners

I've been counted absent from the blogging world because of a great life change that required much more effort than first thought. Our new home!

We purchased a home that needed minimal work but for some reason it has felt like it still has been an eternity of trips to Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, Target and numerous take out eateries.

After my husband refinished the floors and I painted the rooms, we gathered some friends to move our things from our apartment to the new house. After setting up a few rooms and a last large project or two (baseboards and cleaning the carpet), we are able to relax and enjoy our evenings for the first time in a while.

I say all this to account for my seeming lack of creativity. I've been creative in ways of packing boxes and rearranging and repurposing furniture. Not very blog-worthy in my mind since it's all been a blur and trying to process how we've gone from renters to homeowners.

Here's a start:
January-talked to a realtor and researched neighborhoods for our new home
February-found a short-sale we liked (everyone warned us it would take forever to close if it went through at all)
May-partially approved, then wait
June-the other part approved and then wait on the first to be reapproved...more waiting
July--MAD DASH for closing by the end of the month
August- refinish floors and clean out house
September-move in and settle in

The last two months have just flown by and I can't wait to get back to my crafts as I am starting a crochet doll series for my sister's friend.

I'll document my findings!