This past weekend was pretty epic and I am excited to share some awesome news!
Friday afternoon, after MONTHS of back and forth with the bank, we FINALLY closed on our home! It has been a long time coming and these past few months have been filled with stress, stress, stress. I cannot even begin to describe all the troubles we had in trying to close, but I am so relieved to be done with the endless phone calls and emails with the bank and attorney, and the constant migraine I had after enduring all of it. We are so thrilled to finally be homeowners!
Luckily, our house is a family home. My great-grandparents built it in the 60’s, then left it to my grandfather. He was not living in it any longer, so we were able to move into the house in late November, so we’ve been in there for a bit of time, but now we officially own it. What a thrill! We were also lucky that we were able to buy it for what we would consider “starter home” price even though it’s not a starter home. We have four bedrooms and two full baths. The bedroom on the first floor is, of course, being made into my library. It’s a giant work in progress, but it IS in fact in progress. I will definitely do a full home tour with photos soon! Since we’ve been in it for a few months, it already feels like home and I’ve been busy decorating away (I’m into country / primitive style). Eventually, we’d love to update the kitchen and bathrooms, but for now we’ll probably just do some painting in those rooms to freshen them up. Prior to moving, we did a lot of painting (dining room, living room, bedroom), and that really made a world of difference.
My other excitement is that I also got a new car! My lease was ending in April, so I started looking at a car to purchase this weekend and I found “the one.” It’s a 2010 Jeep Liberty Sport with only 25,000 miles. I have always wanted a Jeep and I am so dang excited to finally own one! The car I was in was a tiny Nissan Sentra. While it was a nice car, it was HORRIBLE for our Rochester winters. I cannot tell you the number of times I got stuck in various parking lots as well as our own driveway. It is too small and low to the ground. Before the Sentra, I had an SUV and knew that I waned to go back to an SUV again, this time with 4WD so I would stop getting stuck in the snow. When I saw this car online, I immediately wanted to go in to see it. The second I got in to test drive it, I had a huge smile on my face. The day before, I test drove another vehicle and didn’t get that feeling so I knew I made the right choice in getting this Jeep. I just picked it up tonight!
Thanks for sharing in all my excitement. Great things are happening and hard work is paying off for my hubby and I. 😉