Well hello there old friend...and by old friend I can only assume I'm talking to myself because after over a year of radio silence on the blog it's possible that I'm the only one still here. Okay, maybe my mom. Hi mom. :) It feels like forever since I've written anything or even checked in (nearly 13 months to be exact). A whole lot has happened in our lives since my last post. For starters - after 3 long years on this journey, we finally moved in to our dream house. It was such an easy process and I'm super glad we finally did it. The conveyancing solicitors we used were fantastic and the sale went through really quickly. The whole process was much less stressful than I imagined it to be which was also great! Now we just need to focus on paying the loans off (a friend is using https://www.sofi.com/home-loans/mortgage/ for theirs, so we may consider it in the future) and getting everything settled.
One of the things you don't think of when you're preparing for a big move are the seasons ahead. As you might remember, it was August when we packed up our things and decided to move back home. Of course being that it was August, our closets had long been thinned out by the spring/summer edit; our warm weather clothes a distant memory, neatly boxed away and stored in the basement for the following season....
Well it's closing day and it's with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to our first home.
All the hard work and stress of moving aside, and as much as we are looking forward to starting our next chapter with the new house, I couldn't help feeling a little sad as I took my last walk through the empty house - and with the hubby being away this week, I had to do this one solo.
We are less than 2 weeks till moving day and I just need to get a few things off my chest. Do you ever notice how websites always show photos of happy, smiling families packing boxes as they are preparing for moving day?? In preparation for writing this post, I did some Googling to find these images and I can assure you that these people do not exist in reality. They are a figment of some marketing executive's imagination somewhere.