So it’s like they always say… “You should always purchase a house on a whim while on maternity leave with a reduced income and a week before going on vacation”
Oh– wait, no one says that. Like every good story begins it starts with; “Well you see what happened was…”
Rob and I will often spend a free Sunday checking out open houses in our top “want to live here one day” neighbourhoods. That being said we will also frequent the open houses in our current neighbourhood to get a feel of what we are up against come the day we decide to sell. What doesn’t happen often, however, is us walking into a house in our dream neighbourhood and automatically feeling like it fit us like a glove – both financially and emotionally. It had so much charm and character that has always appealed to me and I am pretty sure I had a big old goofy grin on my face as soon as we walked in the front door (which still hasn’t left).
So we bid adieu to our first house-made-into-a-home. It treated us well and have many great memories from funny (making irrational decisions while in the basement on a Friday night to rip out the staircase to then realize afterwords we had no way of getting back upstairs…) to sentimental (Baby Eleanor. Need I say more?).
Is our new house a fixer-upper you ask? Well it wouldn’t be an oldnewhouse if it didn’t need some work. It’s a Maggie-&-Rob Special. Sure the electrical needs to be replaced, sure a new roof needs doing, sure the plumbing has a few odds-n-sods that need some attention. But the character! Oh, the character! Nothing beats it. We have a few more months to before move-out-and-in-day so that will do us well for packing up. We are excited to move, even though it was unexpected, and hopeful that the new owners of our CURRENT oldnewhouse will love it as much as we did.
And just for funsies…I couldnn’t resist this link Those of you who know the area we are moving into will understand.