so i realize i haven't written in
A LONG TIME.
the longest i've ever gone without blogging.
BUT it's because we've made some major
life decisions over here and i wanted to get
everything in place before i shared it with
the whole world.
we sold our house and are moving back
to our hometown of warrensburg.
ronnie and i have been talking about this
for a long time - going back and forth and really
not able to make up our mind.
we literally made a pro's and con's list.
we ran numbers.
we talked to friends and family.
we said yes.
then yes... then no.
about 100 more times.
every ronnie was on board, i'd talk him out of it.
and then i'd think it was a good idea and he wouldn't want to.
we could not get on the same page.
at one point ronnie came home and said,
that's it, we're not moving and i don't want to talk about it again.
and then we decided to move.
besides being closer to my parents and friends, the
two main factors that made up our mind was:
1 - getting brette in a smaller school district and wanting
to do it before she starts kindergarten.
2 - financially, it puts us ahead.
back in december we found out about a house
that was coming on the market that was a friend of a friend of ours.
he let us walk it on new years eve.
i wasn't sold on it but i definitely saw potential.
i was worried it was too small.
it's definitely less of a house than we have now.
but it has 5 acres and a shop - - ronnie's dream.
we sat on it for awhile, walked another house and then this house again.
in the end, we decided to buy the house because ronnie
liked the location and i liked the price.
it's not what i would call a fixer-upper, because it's not that
old and it has a lot of nice finishes, the problem is:
it's not my style.
after working on our first house and our current house,
we said we WOULD NEVER buy another house that needed work,
but here we are picking out flooring... paint... tile.
the list goes on.
i'll post pictures soon so you can see the "before" and
i'll go more into what are plans are, but i personally love
a good house project, i just hope ronnie can make it through
(everyone start praying for ronnie)
i put our house on the market, for sale by owner, and we
sold it almost immediately and got more than asking.
say whaaaa! love it.
but can i just say, i am s u p e r sad to leave this house.
there will be ways our new house will never compare to this one.
i. love. my. house.
but i need to get over it.
we asked for a longer closing date (60 day) so we could have
more time to pack and to get through more of the school year.
the girls will continue to go to Presentation through may
so they'll have to commute with me to lee's summit
for two months. i'm not looking forward to an hour drive
with two kids everyday, but i can do anything for only 2 months.
then they'll go to a summer program in warrensburg and
brette will start kindergarten in the fall.
we take possession of our new house the first week in april and
we will move in with my parents for 6 to 8 weeks while the work is being done.
we've hired our #1 guy, cale, to do a lot of the work, plus a sheet rock guy,
a flooring guy and a painter.
i'm hoping really hoping they surprise me and get it done in 6 weeks.
we shall see.
i promise to write more soon.