Thursday, December 04, 2008

Excited and Nervous


This afternoon I shot this photo of our new house. Ground was broken on the project this week.

El Jefe and I have never had good timing when it comes to real estate. This year we've been kicking around the idea of downsizing and visited a new development near our present home that offered pretty patio homes. We found a plan we loved and committed to make the move.

All that was before the stock market tanked, of course. We're fortunate that home values here have not declined drastically. But if we had known what was coming, what would we have done? I don't know. We really are excited about having something just for the two of us.

We'll put our house on the market early in the spring and hope for the best! I'm excited about the new house because it will be mostly one story and we'll each have our own study. And an outdoor kitchen!

10 comments:

Gannet Girl said...

Sounds wonderful!

Singing Owl said...

You'll each have your own study? Ahhhhh.....

Songbird said...

Sounds great!

ElastiGirl said...

but where will everyone go when there's a hurricane? or a holiday? or they have extra friends in town? aaahhh - there's a method to the madness here

Quotidian Grace said...

Elasti-Girl,

The new home has a little "casita" guest house and a small extra bedroom for guests. But not as much room as our present home. And yes, there is a method here...

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I call dibs on the guest house!!

Rev Kim said...

Sounds beautiful!

And I'm coveting the separate study idea.

Rev Kim said...

And coveting the outdoor kitchen, too!

Presbyterian Gal said...

How cool! I bet it turns out just beautiful and I hope I can visit someday.

As for selling your house, if you have any trouble, maybe you can lease it. That's what some of our neighbors have done.

zorra said...

Outdoor kitchen...his and her studies...
Great new neighborhood, too.

*sigh*