Ok, so my sad day was really last Friday when we had a "For Sale" sign put up in front of our house. I was so not ready for that! First update is....Tim does not have a job yet, but we feel that we need to get things moving with our house. Being hired back into his old job is probably not a possibility anytime soon. That being said, there is no place here for Tim to work in design. Whether or not he decides to do design for the next few years, is still being decided. We have some options, but are unsure yet. His field is over saturated because so many companies get rid of marketing when things go south, which means hundreds of designers are applying for the same jobs that Tim is applying for. We'll keep you posted with job info when we find out more. Anyway, I've decided to share some pictures of our home. It's going to be very hard for me to leave, I'm already emotional about it. Tim and I bought this house before our kids were born. We worked on it together and accomplished something as a team. After that, we brought Chase home to this place and after that, our sweet baby girl. In between, we've had the opportunity to make lasting friendships. I can't even begin to start thanking everyone for the things that they have done for me and my family through the 4 years that we've lived here. We will truly miss this place. We have things we never did finish that we wanted to, but never got the chance, I'll mention some as I go. First is the outside of my house, which is why I'm not showing the picture. I REALLY wanted to paint it, I think I actually HATE the outside color of my house. Some tell me it's not so bad, at least it's not mint green like the one down the road! Anyway, here is my entry way, with this nasty door, and lovely flooring and carpet that had been in this house since it was built in 1981.
This is after....my front door is my favorite! We never got around to replacing all the inside doors and hardware, but I'll show a picture of the only one we did later. Oh, and the walls are bare, we took down everything that had faces in it.
Here is the living room before....these pictures were taken when we were walking through the house before the old owners moved out...so this is NOT my furniture.
Kitchen after, we added some more cabinets for more storage. The pantry was a must in a kitchen so small, that was the best thing we did in there!
Master bedroom before, yes, it was painted baby blue, ceiling and all!
And after. We didn't do much in here, paint and floor. We thought it better not to spend more money on the cabinets when we are loosing money now on this house.
Well, that's that. I'm sad, I love my house. Good news is, it's only been on the market for 4 days and we have one offer, plus 2 in the works. Too bad it's not making us any money! Oh well, you live and you learn! I'm actually feeling a burden being lifted as we speak, one of the things that has been hard for us, is feeling "stuck" in this house while Tim has no job. I can't even begin to tell you how blessed our family has been through these last few months, it has truly strengthened us as a family and individually. Hopefully things will continue go well, we'll keep you all posted!