So I don't think I have mentioned it on here yet, but last October (2011) we decided to put our house on the market and see if we could sell it. The main reasons being we wanted something with a bit more room to "grow" into when we started a family.
I will not rant about our realtor though we will never go with her again. She is a nice lady just not a great realtor.
In May, our current house was still for sale and the MIL said she wanted us to look at a house that a friend owned who was going to be moving to assisted living. I looked at it first and despite the very 60's carpet and decor I could tell it had a lot of potential.
We got Sexy Husband over to see it as well and decided to make an offer on the house. Long story short, we got the house!
Immediately upon signing the papers, we ripped up all the carpet (even the carpet in the bathroom, yuck!)
I must say that the carpets were in amazing condition despite their 40 year old age. I am putting one picture to give an idea of what the carpet looked like in one room. I do not have the time to put all the pictures, ha!
So we closed at the end of May and were leaving on 10 days of vacation on June 8th, so we had to hustle to get some things done before we left. Due to Mr. Kitty, we decided not to officially move into the house until we got back from vacation but that did not stop us from moving as much as we could before the 8th.
The new house has a full basement and garage so we could store stuff down there even while the new floors were being placed.
We even got the Nephews to help out with some of the things needing to be done one day! They even came back after vacation and helped us move the rest of the way into the new house.
I told the oldest that it was great he used one of his summer vacation days to help us to which he replied "Well I didn't really have a choice"
LOL spoken with honesty! I am still proud of both of them for helping :)
I will tell you about the floors and the fantastic work of The Parents in the next post.
Until next time...