Cul-de-Sac Living

So, I had another huge gap in blog posts, but this time I have a legitimate reason!

That house we put an offer on fell through. There was a TON wrong with the house, but the sellers refused to fix anything, so we walked away from the deal. We put another offer in on a house, and we were not the highest bidder/best offer. Truly that was more of an offer out of desperation, now that we look back on it.

And then, a listing came up. I dismissed it as possible because it seemed out of our budget, and it was a bit dated, but like I said, it was dismissed. We kept looking at other homes, but nothing stood out. The listing I dismissed was listed as pending, and then, it wasn’t. So, we decided to look, for fun.

I’m sure you know where this is going, but I’m going to pretend that you don’t. We looked, and we fell in love. In the spirit of being open-minded, we went to see one more house. Kalen and I had met at the house, so we talked on the way there, and I told him that while I would look at the other house, I felt this house was our house. The other house wasn’t terrible, but it was incredibly dated and it wasn’t the open floor plan the other house had. On our way home, our realtor (who was amazing!) called Kalen to say that there had been an offer made on the first house. She didn’t know the amount, but in case we were considering it, we should act quickly. The first time it had been in a bidding war, and the buyer had freaked out about what he had offered and backed out. So, Kalen called me and told me and I immediately said “I want that house. Let’s make an offer above asking.” And we did. And they accepted. This inspection went well, with just a few things turning up that the seller fixed or gave us a credit for, and we closed on August 28th, the day after Kalen’s birthday. It was one of the greatest things ever, but also rather daunting haha.

And so we moved in Labor Day weekend and have been doing little things to the house since. We painted before we moved in, scrubbed the carpets, I painted the counters in the kitchen, we had a door in the dining room replaced with a sliding glass door, got furniture, etc. You know, somewhat typical normal moving stuff. Are we unpacked 100%? No. Will we ever be? Probably not. hahaha.

So, the house. It’s on a cul-de-sac, hence the new blog name. It is near a lot of the shops we prefer to frequent in our city. When you walk in, the laundry room is to the right of the door, and the living room is to the left. The living room and dining room are open concept, the ceiling is open to the kitchen, so nothing is completely close off, which I LOVE. Down the hall is a bathroom, guest room, dining room, and master bedroom. The master has a walk-in closet, en suite bathroom, and a BUILT IN MAKEUP VANITY and I couldn’t be happier with it. There is also a full basement just begging to be remodeled 100%. The goal is to finish it, and to have a rec room/bar area/game area (possibly), guest room, office/craft room, and of course, storage. It is essentially two houses in one, and that’s pretty awesome in my eyes lol. Our neighborhood is so quiet, and the neighbors seem nice. We’ve only met one set of neighbors, but they were so nice.

This has been a change – being on our own. Being responsible. Owning a house. We just decorated for Christmas, and it was amazing to say the least. We’re not completely finished, but we’re close haha. There are three wreaths to hang on the garage, front lawn decorations to go out, and lights for the back deck. Kalen is a procrastinator though so….

I also started a new job. The hospital kept screwing me over on my hours, and constantly changing them without notice, so, I found a new job. I am strictly Monday through Friday from 8-4:30. I’m so incredibly happy with this new job, and this new company.

So, things are looking up, and with these huge life changes, I’m making some blog changes. Name, content…we’re going to pretend I’m an adult and do adult things on this little corner of the net that I call my own.

Other big events include my cousin Garrett and his girlfriend Jordan having my beautiful niece Beatryce, my best friend FINALLY getting married, and my Aunt Elsie coming for a visit. This year has been full of blessings. ♥

Until next time!
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