Wow.... Can't believe I'm finally getting to write this post, yall!! This is one post I've looked forward to for a while now. A little dream I've been dreaming for over a year. And BOOM! All of a sudden it's here. The time has come and it came swiftly.
Though I'm so excited, I'm also super nervous. I've never moved houses before. Never had to sell a house. I mean I've moved into our first home and into apartments back in college days, but to move houses...(squeals)!!!!
An adventure this will surely be, but a good one at that! So where to?? I bet you've already guessed it......
Y'all, I am so excited to write those words. I love that place so much, and best part-- it's so close to my hometown, Monroeville, AL. Monroeville is where my heart will always reside, and it will always be the place I refer to as home, though I'm pretty sure that drives Todd crazy! It's just a little too small in this phase of life. And definitely too small for Todd. In fact, I think Fairhope will be quite an adjustment for him, even though we will be a short distance from Mobile. He'd be happiest in somewhere like New York, I'm convinced, haha!! I'm total opposite. I've got to have some woods, some water, and just nature in my life to truly be happy. But he does love the idea of being nearer to family, and I'm thankful for his sacrifice. Plus, he seems to really be excited about this move in his career!! He knows how much I've desired to be closer to friends and family. And though Tuscaloosa wasn't technically far from home, It wasn't close enough for a day trip. We would always have to stay the night. So now, we can make it to certain family events and still make it back home for work the next day. I've said for so long that I'd never move back to Monroeville, and I still don't totally know that we ever will, butttt I will say that as I get older, I tend to consider it a little more. Still it's one of those things I don't think would ever be seriously considered for a while.
Now, onto our plans from here on out:
I'm sure if you've been following along on my instagram stories, you've noticed all the painting and cleaning and work I've been doing in the house. I've been getting it ready to sell and we will be listing later this week when I get home!! I'm actually in Monroeville now as I write this. I'd made the trip home just last night to get a lot of things I've cleaned out of our storage room to get a head start on moving. I really prefer to do this a little at a time while we have time! I've still got to finish painting doors and trim in the house and complete some touch-ups, but it's all really moving along quickly.
Todd will start his new job in Daphne after the first week of February. He will move down there and live in his dad's RV for 3 months, and I'll join him as soon as the house is sold and we're all moved out. We are allowing ourselves these 3 months in the RV to give us time to make a sound decision on what action to take next as far as housing goes. I have this gut feeling we will be renting an apartment for 6 months to a year, no matter, because we will more than likely be renovating to some degree or maybe even building!!! We will just have to see how it all pans out. So tag along and keep up with this super exciting journey if you'd like! We'd love to have you here for support, advice, and any ideas you'll want to bounce our way!!
I hope you'll enjoy this video I've put together of my favorite little spot in Montrose, which is connected to Fairhope and Daphne and the place I truly hope we find a house!! Thanks for reading and for your support-- I love you guys!!
**SIDE NOTE: If you click on the youtube logo on this video below and you can watch it in full size on the website!!