It’s ours!

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Today we closed on our new home! The 1907 Victorian we fell so fondly in love with became ours at 10:30 this morning. I can’t wait to get all of our things to the new house and start settling in.

Tonight we should have everything at the new house, and we can finish up the items left at our old house for closing.

Happenings

Today was a good day. We accepted an offer on our home in Omaha and have high hopes that the inspection, scheduled for next week goes supremely well. I hesitate to say too much because I don’t want to jinx it! Please send good wishes our way.

For the last three weeks our lives have been a whirlwind. Between being very busy at work, a close family friend’s death, and the purchase of our new home while focusing on closing and then getting our current home cleaned up and ready for listing, we haven’t had much time to really sit down and think. But, I did find a few moments to dream about some new projects for the new house. Mostly focused outside because the landscaping could use some clean up, I’m dreaming of melding historical Victorian with modern touches.

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Most of my ideas are sparking around the interest I have in removing all the dead things in the yard, cleaning up the edging, and trimming back hedges and overgrown shrubs we have at the new house. Edging makes all the difference! It makes everything look so crisp and clean and fresh.

I keep playing around with the idea of a herringbone sidewalk with a single brick edge. I even went so far as to price what ballpark costs would be at Menard’s. Bad idea. Only 9 days until closing, I can’t wait!

 

Eagerly awaiting for July 11

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July 11 is when we are closing on the house, and we couldn’t be more excited! Everything we own, well, mostly everything, has been put into storage while we continue to show our current home, a 1950 ranch. This house feels staged and empty, and not like us at all. It has been a great three years, but the next adventure is going to be even better.

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Purchasing this home allowed us to split the difference between Cacy’s travel time to work and mine. Currently, I’m a short 15 minutes from work, where he is an hour and a half. This way, it’ll be a short 45 minute ride for each of us. Sure, the gas bill will go up, but we’re trading city life to be closer to family! I can’t wait to be a short five minute drive, or a short walk across town, from mom!