I’ve been sitting on some news for awhile now until I really felt ready to share it. No, I’m not pregnant. But Lane and I are expanding – we are building a house! We have the lot to build on but nothing has been started yet. We listed our house just before we left for the Utah Marathon and within 10 days it had sold! Everything has moved so quickly!
I’ve mentioned that Lane and I have been working on some house projects, and many of those have been related to moving. We are temporarily moving in with my parents who live about a mile from us and our new house will be literally less than a three minute walk from my brother, sister-in-law and their kids, which will be really nice! We currently have about half of our house already moved or boxed and ready to go. I’m going a little crazy because nothing in my house feels like it is in order right now!
We are going to be out of our house by this weekend with our closing a bit later this month. Everything has gone smoothly so far and another long evening of moving thing should have us out of our house. I’ve come to the conclusion that 1) I would sell nearly anything that I own, 2) the big things are hard to move but the small stuff is a much bigger pain and 3) I don’t want to move ever again. And of course, this has been one of the hottest weeks this summer so far!
We weren’t really looking to sell our house, or even to build a house, but everything kind of fell into place without our trying. We want to have a family at some point and figured that before we have any kids would be a better time than after we have kids and then we found the lot around the corner from my brother, my dad is just wrapping up a few projects so he will be able to build our house for us (with us? we fully intend to be part of the building process). We found a house plan that we liked alot and Lane was able to make modifications to it to really suit our needs. And what I’m most excited about…I get a home gym! I can’t tell you how pumped I am to have all of our fitness equipment in one room and to have more floor space to do yoga or to do strength training without having to move anything out of the way – our current space is completely functional, just small.
So that’s my news. It’s an exciting time for us and I am excited to finally be able to share it with all of you! I would also like to thank my parents for letting us move in with them (and let us move all our stuff in with them!), my brother and his family for helping us anytime we have asked and our niece and nephews who have happily carried anything into or out of the house without complaining. And anyone else I am forgetting, thank you all!
Would you ever build your own home? Ever lived with your parents after living on your own? Does anyone actually enjoy moving?