We've spent the past 18 months looking at houses occassionally; we knew this wasn't something that was going to happen overnight. But I was
About 2 months ago, I really started to get discouraged with the whole house search process. We weren't seeing much that we liked, and the few we did like were way over priced. Our realtor suggested we expand our search area. I was initally totally against this idea, as our sole purpose of moving was to be closer to work.
I stewed about it for several days, and finally reluctantly expanded my search criteria to a 15 mile radius from our office.
And this popped up in the search results:
I wouldn't say it was total love at first sight, but it was definite strong like. It is 11 miles from work, which is less than half of the 29 miles we currently drive. It is on 1.5 wooded acres. Our feelings were getting stronger quickly.
We showed up for the appointment to tour it, and that's then I saw this:
Have I mentioned that I like to bake? Do you see those double ovens?? I was practically ready to sign my name on the contract standing in the kitchen.
I took a few calming breaths and tried to make my voice return to a pitch that not only dogs could hear. We continued the house tour, and we continued to be impressed - lots of windows, large bedrooms, plenty of closets.
The moving truck is scheduled for this upcoming Friday.