The house we are building here in Charlotte will be the 9th place we’ve lived together. It’s actually kind sad that we’ve moved that many times, but it’s always such an adventure. I love change and I’m used to moving. The hubs, on the other hand, lived in the same house for 25 years before meeting me. I’m not sure that he’s digging furniture shopping, paint picking out and apartment life…again. So what’s going on with our houses?
After the very frustrating process of having offers be refused by the relocation company (they have strict buyer financing rules) we finally got an offer that everyone could agree on. Granted, I’m not popping the bubbly until its closing day. We still have inspections and appraisals to get through. I feel somewhat relieved, but a little sad. We lived there longer than anywhere else and brought Callan home from the hospital to that house. It was sad to leave after spending Labor Day weekend there and it will be extremely sad to leave for good when we go back to pack up our stuff.
Did I mention my upstairs neighbors have 10 kids? Yes, 10. I thought I was being picky about the noise, but I feel totally justified after learning that tidbit. I’ve also learned that handle door knobs with a toilet obsessed baby suck. Almost as much as fishing several settings of silverwear out of the toilet. Also, I’ve decided that people who normally rent furnished apartments don’t cook much. I have 4 pots and 1 small Pyrex dish. It’s a great place, but its hard wrapping my head around the fact that we basically have 2 houses and are paying to live in someone else’s.
Which brings me to house #9:
We already picked all of our selections for the inside of the house and have to pay a hefty chunk to change anything. I’m so glad we picked the handle door knobs that are causing me such grief here. We have a cleared lot and are anxiously awaiting construction to begin, which is supposed to be this week. While its great to be able to see the place the house will be, I’m getting really antsy. I will be living there by Christmas and I seriously hope it’s not in a tent in the backyard.
Lol I feel your pain – on a smaller scale! We've been in a temporary rental while we wait for construction to finish on our home. It feels like FOREVER! They broke ground in May and we are supposed to be in by the end of next month. Seems like you're on a good timeline to be in before Christmas though!!!
I told my husband I'm going to start moving into our place next month, whether it's finished or not! LOL
Lindsey Let the Light Shine Blog says
Good luck, friend!! Can't wait to come see your new place 😉
Good luck, can't wait to watch the process. I'm starting to understand finishing things out of toliets a d other places. Why did I want her to walk??
Tales of a young mamma says
those woods look exactly like the neighborhood my aunt and uncle live in outside of Charlotte! I'm sure the ares all around there look similar though 🙂
Building a house sounds SO exciting and so stressful all at the same time. I can't believe how many times you've moved. You are a pro now! It is great that you can pick everything and that you will be in by Christmas. Can't wait to see how the house comes along!
Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk says
your house is so so so beautiful. i love that layout. your new house is going to be fab! i can not WAIT to see what you come up with for it 🙂
By Christmas?! You go girl. Good luck! Have fun getting ready fo your new home.
K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy says
Well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes with the closing on House 7. I think I'd go out of my mind if I had ten kids in a house all at once. And JJ is going through his toilet obsessed stage too. I've had to fish out toys, cups, beauty products and more.
There seems to be a touch of beauty in the places you always end up moving to. You'll be fine and happy once all is settled down. I'm sure you are already.
I'm kinda jealous of all your moving. It is a great way to force yourself to purge. Super jealous you are building a house! I can't wait to see it! I bet it is going to be amazing!
I know exactly. This is my life…but I married a builder, owner if a framing company and entrepreneur. I think this is my life forever. Lol. Hang in there!
Sasha Savy says
I can't wait to move! We rent now and I can't wait for us to buy a home. Congrats on building. Best of luck! 🙂 And 10 Kids on top?!?! I'd die!