We Closed on Our New Home

We closed on our house on the 18th. This is the second house we have bought in the last two years. We only lasted 9 months in the first one we bought back in 2018 as we didn’t like our neighbors, nor the drive for me every day back and forth to work. This one will be a 45 minute drive to the office, but due to COVID-19 I have been working from home for the past 9 months with no end in sight as to when or if I will ever go back to the office to work. The new house includes a combined office/craft room that I am really excited about.

We are more in the country, but do have neighbors and are actually considered within the city limits, but due to the house being in a smaller town, we don’t have to deal with all the “city” life type of stuff.

I got my front porch and a screened in back porch with this house, which I am totally in love with. I can’t wait to add my own touch to both. The pics below are what it looked like when we first viewed the house and what sold us on this purchase.

Can’t wait to add my own chairs to this front porch. This was what the house looked like the day we visited.

The back porch on the day we viewed the house!It will take me a while to get everything set up the way I want. The closing went very smoothly and our lender even sent us a gift that was delivered on Saturday as we were moving in. I was very surprised to say the least.

Our Free Gift!

After living in the RV for the past 15 months it will definitely be an adjustment getting acquainted with all of this space. Lucky for us we still had all our furniture from the house we bought in 2018. For the first time in my entire life I hired movers to move all that heavy furniture. It was the best $600 ever spent. Once I get us moved in and settled I will post updates documenting the progress.

The pics below are just a few of the rooms showing how bare it looked on move in day.

Kitchen

Living Room

Master Bathroom – Don’t really care for the tub….looks big until you get it in! 

Not a big fan of this huge tub. I would rather have a big walk-in shower….haven’t even moved in good and already thinking of remodeling the bathroom to expand the shower and get rid of the tub.

Master Closet

This closet is big enough for a nursery to be in here. Our stuff only fits on one rack after living minimal in the RV for so long. Told my husband I needed a new wardrobe now that I have room to put it.

Laundry Room

I love the size of the laundry room. Too bad I sold my washer and dryer a few months back before we started talking of buying a house. I can’t believe how much the price has risen in the last 18 months. There is room to add a table to fold clothes straight out of the dryer.

Mud Room/Pantry

Behind those doors is a pantry to die for. There is more than enough room for just two people to store food. The mudroom for shoes is one of my favorites of the house as well.  It is right off the garage so very convenient for coming and going.

Any advice on how to decorate those two beautiful porches would be welcomed. I want it to feel welcome and inviting.

PS. If you know anyone looking for a 41′ fifth wheel, we have one for sale.

We Bought a Stick House

We closed today on our sticks and bricks house, which meant having to put our beautiful fifth wheel in storage. We have enjoyed all of our travels and have loved living in a tiny space. Ever since I went back to work, we kept talking about going into a house so we could have more room and give the dogs a yard to play in. After lots and going back and forth and trying to figure out what to do, we decided this was the right thing to do at the time.

We found a house in Clarksville close to the army base about an hour and a half north of Nashville. Depending on traffic it will take me anywhere from an hour to two hours to get to work each way, but I will just have to get use to the drive. Seems like everywhere I ever lived i always had to drive a great distance as I’m not a city girl. I like living in the country so I can enjoy the peace and quiet, have animals and not so many neighbors. They only thing wrong with that statement is we have neighbors, a little too close for my comfort.

Because we have been living in the RV for 3 years and sold all of our furniture when we went full-time we have to buy all new furniture. Not looking forward to that task, but we’ll see how things pan out as we go along. Wish us luck as we take on this new adventure. Our plan is to live here for 2-3 years and then maybe rent while we go back on the road.