I can not believe how much we packed into July!
For years we had been watching the housing market knowing that we could not live in our 970 square foot home for very long, especially not with 3 little boys running around. But we never seemed to find a house that would suit our needs, until June of 2014. A home just five blocks north of our current home went on the market For Sale by Owner. I drove by that home millions of times in our eight years of living in Heber and never gave it much notice. When it went up and they were asking $365,000.00 we almost dismissed it - that was way over what we thought our budget could be. But out of curiosity we looked, and I am SO glad we did. This was our future home. Jared and I both knew it right away, but didn't dare hope because of the price tag, we looked at a handful of others, met with a financial adviser and within a week knew we had to put an offer on this house and hope for the best. Our offer (contingent on the sale of our home) was accepted. So all of a sudden we had just a few weeks to get our home on the market. Fortunately with the kitchen renovation finishing up, we had a nice place to show. I worked SO hard for two weeks, re-staining the cabinets, packing and decluttering, repainting, planting hundreds of flowers, weeding and redecorating. On July 3rd we put the house on the market, with lots of great photos!
I am so happy we have these pictures to remember our old house by. The day after we listed the house on several different sites online, we left for a working/holiday trip to Idaho Falls. As luck would have it Wyn and Dee Ann decided to sell their Idaho Falls condo and live full time in their California condo. This meant that ALL of their furniture and belongings in IF needed to go. Our new home was going to be MUCH bigger (nearly 4X) than our old home, so we would need furniture to fill it with. We were SO grateful to be able to inherit Wyn and Dee Ann's furniture. We were able to furnish a guest bedroom (perfect for when they and others would come to visit) an office, and a formal living room. Our trip to Idaho involved packing much of their stuff into a Uhual for us to take to a storage unit in Heber (with my parents help - we were so grateful for their man power and expertise, and financial help to afford the Uhual) packing more stuff for Wyn and Dee Ann to take to their CA condo, and cleaning the condo to be sold. But we were also able to pack in some fun along the way!