New Beginnings

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Our summer of adventure has come to a close!  We have a new house and are no longer living in the camper.  With that came a lot of work. First, we had to look for hours and hours on the internet for housing options that we could afford.  Then, we worked with a realtor to show us many, many house over a period of weeks.  After we found this one, we were outbid–$15,000 over the full asking price that we offered.  Eventually, after searching some more, this one came available again, this time for the original asking price.  Finally, we were successful!  Our offer was accepted, with a little back and forth, adjusting for a couple of things that needed fixing.

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We tore up the old carpet to reveal beautiful hardwood underneath. We had it refinished.

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We painted the entire house with Kilz to get rid of the lingering smoke smell.  Then, we painted it cream color in the main parts and our bedroom.  The kids choose other colors for their rooms.

We gathered family and friends and moved in, most of the way.   There has been a lot of work, but it is coming together nicely.  We have a long ways to go, but we are living in there and do a little unpacking each day.  It’s going to be different to live in town instead of the country, but we have enjoyed the convenience of everything.  I’ll keep you updated!