Monday, October 4, 2010

And it begins...

I guess it could be considered a continuation of our old blog, Our Green Living Journey, or perhaps something a bit different since we're going in a slightly different direction, but either way, it's here.  Why now?  What's going on?

Well, in a nutshell, lots.  After almost three and a half years in this house, we're going to put it on the market.  Why?  Well, mostly due to the location of Noah's (our oldest child's) school.  It's an amazing place, we really think it's such a perfect fit for him, and we've already decided between ourselves on a minimum of two years there since we'd like him to be able to finish out the primary program before moving on to another place.  But, we also realize this could be a long-term thing as well. 

That being said, when we think about relocating, being much closer to his school but also being in a certain school disctrict would be ideal so that if at some point down the line we decide that the public option is the way to go, we're in the right district and relocating again isn't an issue.  But we'll see where the cards fall...

So what are we looking for exactly?  Well, a few things.  And these are also just another reason for this blog.  We've been talking for years about not only buying land but also building (from scratch) our dream house, and starting a scrapbook to store all of our ideas/thoughts/pictures so that when it becomes a reality, we have them ready to go.  Now, does that mean that we plan on buying land and buildling from scratch?  Not exactly... 

At this point, we only have one plan.  Get our house ready for sale and get it sold.  Our house may only be 3 and a half years old, but it needs quite a bit of sprucing up to get it ready for sale.  There is touch up painting, things to go in storage, small projects to finish (laundry room), large projects to finish (basement), organizing, decorating (as in, two of the upstairs bedrooms still haven't been decorated!), etc.  And after that, we'll see where we stand. 

Because we're planners by nature (okay...not really.  I am a crazy planner and Derrick would much rather wait and see where the chips will fall before worrying/planning/strategizing/etc) we have at least considered what will happen when we do sell.  If there isn't anything on the market at that time we're even remotely interested in or think will be a good fit for us, we'll simply rent until we figure out where to go from there.  Whether it be buying raw land and building or buying something that needs some fixing up (which we're totally open to as well), we'll just have to see what's available when it all happens.

But we have a lot of work to do first.  Seriously.


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