My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

FOUND: House

Don't knock those shooting stars...because they really do work.  WE HAVE A HOUSE! 

Someone out there must be looking out for us, because we got the original house that we wanted.  Last week I told you that our offer was "unofficially" declined, and it was - they accepted one of the other two offers and gave the house to someone else.  But those buyers ended up backing out...and so they accepted our offer instead! 

My parents flew down there this afternoon to look at the house before we finalize things, and it will be a very nice home for our little princess to grow up in.  The neighborhood is gorgeous, safe, and relaxing.  My mom described it as a "breath of fresh air".  The house itself needs some minor work, but in general it's in move-in condition and we can take our time and enjoy working on our home.  The layout of the house is everything that we wanted, and after 2 years we will finally have a fenced-in yard again for the puppies.  Granted, it's a far cry from the ¾ acres that they had while I was in college, but at least there are no coyotes here to eat my little Chip dog.

And best of kitchen is RED.

That might seem weird that I am deliriously happy that my kitchen is a bright red, but after living so long with the military housing white walls, any color is a very welcome change. 

Technically, it's not official yet because I don't have the keys in my hands.  But if all goes well, the keys will be waiting for us next week when we roll into town.  We're leaving this frozen wasteland on Friday, and hope to cover 2100 miles by Tuesday.  We will be without our stuff for a week, but that's just a minor detail at this point.

The end is truly in sight now.  I will be non-existent for the next week as we finish up packing the house and drive cross-country.  I will give updates whenever I happen to luck upon a wireless connection.  Thanks for sticking around, and it won't be long before I'm filling up my new house with freebies...!


Nancy M. said...

Congratulations! What a surprise getting a house you thought was lost to you. I hope y'all have a safe and not to hectic move.

meagan said...

Thrilled for you, even if those of us in the chilly Midwest will be sad to see you go!

We moved here when my oldest was 14 months and didn't have our stuff for almost two weeks and it was fine. We had our appliances, got the wireless internet and phone hooked up, and then lived creatively. It was actually pretty fun. If you can, throw some pot holders or kitchen towels into the car with you, there's nothing like figuring out a whole dinner in your new place and then having no way to get it out of the oven safely... :)

The Lady Riposter said...

Congratulations!! You must be so relieved!

Patricia @ From Wags to Riches said...

All the best with the move! I hope it goes smoothly and you have your red kitchen to welcome you.

Looking forward to having you back in the Blogging World again!

Rhonda Parker said...

Congratulations on the house... and I love RED kitchens! Yeah for you and your husband and your princess and the dogs. :)

Vera said...

Yeah!!! I have been discussing all your trials with my husband and feeling a little disappointed that military families have so many burdens on them. God bless :)

Ghanimatrix said...

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! It sounds very nice - and I'm envious of your red kitchen!

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