A New Beginning…

Our New HouseWell, after 9 years of marriage to a wonderful man and 4 kids later we finally purchased our own fixer-upper of a house. So sometimes it takes a little longer for dreams to come true than you first anticipate in the beginning. No matter. Now we embark on a new beginning. One with a bright future including no land lords, no rent OR mortgage, and all of the decision-making when it comes to remodeling. It’s of course a huge undertaking…one that will include the cooperation from everyone in the family, but we are so excited to begin the process of restoring our beautiful new home.

We hope to repair and beautify her on possibly the lowest budget ever attempted. lol

Not only is this a new beginning for us as a family in a new home, but the house is getting a new beginning too. Like I said, it’s a fixer-upper and that might be an understatement. The house was originally built in 1927 so it has been around for a while. It nearly saw its end before my husband and I purchased it. A neighbor wanted to see it demolished. Who can blame him really? It had certainly been let go and no one wants to live next door to a pile of fallen in beams and broken windows. That was where the house was headed.

We bought the house for $5,000 and it is capable of being repaired. I told my husband this is why I married him. To restore this beautiful house and give it a new beginning (even though he didn’t enter the construction field until after we were married).

Honestly, it’s because we were on an extremely tight budget, couldn’t afford anything more, didn’t want a mortgage payment, and plan to work on the house little by little until it is fully transformed into our dream home. Circumstances put us here but there is no where else I’d rather be. Along with a heavy workload and probably even more expense than we anticipate, will come a sense of accomplishment and pride. We can’t wait to begin!

6 thoughts on “A New Beginning…

  1. Glad to see you like your new home but we are still sorry to lose good neighbors. I know we didn’t socialize much but we enjoyed watching your family growing.

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    • Thank you Joe for your comment. We always considered ourselves blessed to live down the road from you all. You helped us out a few times, including bringing water our way when our road was out of electricity for weeks! It’s good to have kind neighbors. I hope that we will be as fortunate here. :)

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  2. Ebby it seems to have great potental.Its going to be hard to find them 4 babies in there.
    Robin and I will have to bring down tools and things when we come to visit.
    You and Kenny can put us to work!!!
    I still got the fishing poles & reels I gave Kenny. So we will load up my truck and head your way
    some time after Chistmas.
    Love Uncle Charlie (maybe round up your Dad too)

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    • Thanks alot. We are so happy that we can share everything with everyone, no matter what the distance is.
      It needs a lot of work so you better come help!
      Love you all.

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