Category: Home Ownership Adventures

Inching closer and keeping motivated

We recently heard from our friend and agent; the folks buying our home are hoping to close in the next couple of weeks. This is welcome news, as once they close, we will be able to close on our purchase shortly after. Ideally, within the next three weeks, we will be in a new home. It’s pretty hard to believe, even now when it is so close to being behind us. I guess part of…


Sometimes, you get what you need (Schnitzel Saga)

“House buying” I was being told as we started this journey “is going to be stressful and complicated.” Logically working through things, I couldn’t really understand how true that was. Person A has a thing they want to sell, and Person B wants to buy it. Insert a mortgage and some paperwork annnd everything is done, right? Well, yes and no. It is more complicated than that. Through our journey, we found a late 1970’s built home…


First post, two years in the making (long read)

August 28th, 2013 – this was the big day. Biggest day of my life, and every time I think back on it, I can’t help but smile, laugh a little, and just feel a complete sense of perfection. An incredible amount of time and effort went into every detail. At this point, everything was in motion and even if we had wanted to change something, it was too late. It was our wedding day, and…