Moving….makes me exhausted!

We purchased our new home!

Actually, it is our second home, we still have our first home in another town. It is currently being remodeled because it is only 100 years old. 🙂

Fun.

I call it our Puzzle House because it is two structures that were put together to form a home and then was added on several times. So much fun. I do love it. We say it is our family home because it is nice to escape to when we want to. 🙂

It is only four hours away. You could say it is our way of taking a trip only not to some fancy destination. The small town I grew up in is nice and I love that we can go home when we feel like it. It’s a way of holding on to some great memories and to still be able to experience small town living.

There are good things about living in a city and good things about living in a small town. I am very lucky to be able to have both. 🙂

To me that is a luxury worth more than any fancy vacation or vacation home. (But if I won the lottery I bet I could be persuaded to take a few vacations! LOL)

1116130915 The Puzzle House. Backside, last Fall.

Eventually, we will live there again but not until it is finished and most likely way down the road. We are playing it year by year. There are more jobs here to choose from then the small town so that is why we are currently happy here. It is nice to have that choice. Plus, we got tired of living in a remodel. Did that for twelve years. Very stressful.

Back to the new home! This one is only 5 years old! So nice to live in a finished home! Though we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t find a home that we still need to do a bit of work on. The plus side of this one is it has a full unfinished basement but the basement could easily be left alone. It is a nice basement, not dark and dreary like some. It is wide open. Plans are to put two more bedrooms, a hobby room, a bathroom, a storage room, and then the rest is the open area for a family/game room. Yes, it is that big! I love that it has two big windows and not the normal basement windows. Again, if we don’t want to finish it we don’t need to. We want to concentrate on the Puzzle House for now.

The main living area is two levels. The boys have their own level with a bathroom and it has a open balcony that overlooks the living room. Pretty cool. One cat even decided to take a leap off it. Scared the crap out of me! Cat just fine. Curious if he will try that again. 🙂

The main floor has our bedroom suite, yes suite. Love it! The living, dining, and kitchen are all open to one another. Really like that. The laundry room is close to the garage. We have a yard that has real grass and some trees! If you knew what our grass was like at the Puzzle House you would understand. LOL….it is a luxury to have grass here. 🙂

I hope to be organized by next week so I can begin writing more and reading! I still have some things to move at the duplex and then the fun of cleaning really good.

It has been a long few months. I tell you the process of buying a house is the most stress ever! I better win the lottery if I ever want to buy another house. I’m not going through all that again. Mostly, because our first lender was not a good lender. Our second lender was the bomb! She did excellent! She was local so it pays to stay local when shopping!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Fall! Happy reading and writing!

It’s a bit of Fall out there!

I have the windows open and the cool breeze blowing through the duplex!

10600379_815878931767710_1560462917343752990_n Credit to Bing images.

Of course, by the weekend I will want warm weather back. 🙂

As for the moment I will think about the pretty color changes that the cooler weather brings. I can’t forget the fun holiday of Halloween! I really need to start making some of my decorations instead of adding more ideas to my folders. 🙂

I will miss wearing shorts and capris though. I only have a few pairs of jeans because I swear to lose those extra pounds before buying anymore. I think I have said that for the last twenty years!

I’m ready to not have to worry about, is someone able to mow our yard back at the Puzzle house? I feel bad asking for help but we can not always make the four hour drive to mow it. Dang money and dang gas prices. I do miss taking care of the yard when I want to. I never thought I would say that. I guess living in a duplex with hardly a yard will do that. We have maintenance people here that mow.

I love to drink hot chocolate in the cooler weather. I am so looking forward to that. I love to bake more when it is cooler. The family will like that. 🙂 Lots of good points about cooler weather.

We were lucky this summer the high temps did not stick around that long. It was a nice summer. We even had more rain to cool things off and to give the Earth it’s much needed drink.

But, I do admit by January’s blistering cold weather I am more than ready for Spring!

I happen to love all four seasons!

 

What is your favorite season? Why?

halloween-picture Credit to Bing images.

I can’t wait to decorate! 🙂