Monday, April 18, 2011

It is Official!

We got word today that our sale was recorded and we are the proud, happy and emotional owners of an 1853 farmhouse in Southern Indiana. 

Wow. Gratitude is an understatement. 

We'll arrive home in a little over a month and that's when the real fun begins!

This is the beginning of our new life - the life we have dreamed of. How appropriate of the timing to coincide so closely with Easter -- the true meaning of Easter.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Even Closer....

In front of the world's slowest but nicest old notary in our town, we signed our documents then K overnighted them, along with the rest of the down payment, to our friends in Indiana who are selling us our home. WHEW! Now we wait for their lawyer and a lawyer representing us to do the actual closing. Still waiting for the insurance company to get back to us on the final premium amount for our 'builder's risk' policy. 

We've also booked our moving truck, reserved our motel rooms across the country, and found an apartment to live in while we get the house habitable. We continue to purge while packing, which is so fun!!!! I can't believe how much stuff we hold onto that we never even use. Plus, now I can think about it in terms of if I would want it in the house when it is done. Does it go with the simple, country decor we are leaning towards?

I keep forgetting to share our inspirations. Here are just a few that really speak to our hearts.....

These all say cozy, casual, comfortable....which suits our personalities and lifestyle.

One last thing. I found this amazing painting at my crazy next door neighbor's (yes, I mean truly crazy) yard sale...along with the chair it is sitting on and some adorable vintage china....all for $10. Score.

I can't wait to find the perfect spot for it in our home.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Closing Date Set!

One step closer....we got our new paperwork (purchase agreement, etc.) tonight. I call it 'new' because we had gotten to this step last September before the deal derailed because of the septic situation. We'll close on or before April 29th!

K has given his notice at work, we've found an apartment a half mile from the house to lease until we can get the house habitable, we changed cell phone carriers (due to lack of coverage at the house) and packing is in full swing! We're planning to drive away from the west coast in about 7 weeks.

This dream that we've been nurturing for years is finally happening. It's better than we could have hoped for.

Sunday, April 3, 2011