It took us two years to find our new house and this Friday it finally became ours. We're excited and scared. Excited that we finally found a house big enough for us to grow into in a first choice neighborhood, scared because the house has been unoccupied for three years and comes with a list of problems.
The afternoon was very anticlimactic. Brandon rushed to work and I came back to our current home to launch a campaign for a client. We met for dinner at Pho Real, stocked up on craft beer at Total Wine, and headed to the new house to start prep work for all the work that's to come.
I took tons of photos and a video to capture the house before we start all the work so that one day we can look back and see the difference!
We've got a lot of work to do before we can even move in: bringing the structure up to code, hardwood and carpet replacement, removing wallpaper and painting all the rooms, fixing leaks, spraying for bugs and rodents, and a deep clean. We also found out last night that we have termites. We have less than three weeks to complete all the work before we move in. There's a chance that we're going to have to live with my mom for a few weeks since some of the projects have already been moved back due to scheduling issues with vendors. Send help. And wine.
It's going to be a stressful and expensive year (or three), yet fun and rewarding. The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, right?