Nov 20, 2007

The Homestead Chronicles

Buying a house and moving has been quite the adventure. I thought it deserved a titled chapter all it's own...

Thus "Homestead Chronicles" is born. Below are subchapters of the trail that leads to my front door...

Really, it was just by chance that I came to see the Homestead.

Kicking the idea around in my mind, I did some calculations. Could I afford it? Actually when ask myself that, what I really am asking is... Can I afford it and still live the lifestyle I'm used to without overburdening myself? A lot of people buy homes they can afford, but then realize afterwards that they can't afford *anything else* like vacations, evenings out, fun stuff. I have always been of the mindset that I don't want to work to JUST pay for a house. I want to enjoy my life and the stress of living on the edge financially, isn't part of it.

A second Act of God moved my butt into gear. I put an offer on the Homestead! As with any home purchase, the ball was being kicked back and forth trying to win the game. Surprisingly, the suspense in waiting didn't bother me. On a nice late summer morning, I became the owner of the Homestead. :)

Well, not technically since the mortgage details and closing needed to occur. I was impressed with my first contact with the bank. The finalization process went so much smoother than I thought it would. When I locked in the rate... reality set in... it was really going to happen!

I spent a month packing, before the closing came and went. Then it was time to move!

Which brings me to where I am today... Living in a disorganized home with boxes still piled everywhere. The question looms largely in my head: "Where am I going to put ALL this stuff?!"

7 comments:

Marita said...

Can be very hard getting your head around where to put everything in a new house.

I find the most difficult items are those odds and ends that don't really have a specific home but I still need them around.

Deirdre said...

I have 250 boxes in my basement that I have done nothing with since our last move. I am seriously thinking about dumping them next spring. They have been their for four years.

Kathryn said...

"If you only have a shoebox, you have a shoebox and a half full of stuff. If you only have a closet, you have a closet and a half full of stuff. If you only have a room..."

We have a big house. A really big house. We also have a back hallway that is walled with boxes that we haven't unpacked since the we moved four years ago. I was just thinking. We had the cleaners come in just before we left. The main part of the house is spotless. Why are there all these places (the office, my sewing room, the laundry) that look like a thing-explosion occurred in here? And when ARE we going to put those boxes (and the things in them) somewhere permanent?

Shelleen said...

you should have a stitch in and have everyone help you put things away :-)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

But there is a perfect place for everything it is just discovering that place that takes time. Don't rush it you have time to decide. The place is yours. Happy organizing.

stitcherw said...

It is fun to look back and see how everything fit together for your house to become yours. Glad that it sounds like you're feeling better, that should help give you more energy at work and at home for organizing. Don't worry to much about the boxes, things will sort themselves out, it just takes time.
Sue

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Moving is such fun! LOL! NOT!