May I present - The Gopher House!
We had planned to look again this summer, thinking our current lease was up in August. So you can imagine our surprise last month when we learned our lease was actually up at the end of this month.
We sped up our search, and in the span of one week, went house hunting and bought a house! We call it "the gopher house" because when we first visited, we noticed the house came with its very own pet gopher! I little guy who appeared to live in the front yard and was very unshy. (We haven't seen him since that initial visit, and his holes are all filled in, so we'll keep our eye out, but we think the sellers took care of him. Which is probably better, since Thatbaby and I really wanted to keep him and Thatboy said that wasn't going to happen.) In order to differentiate between the homes we looked at, they all got a nickname - the dinosaur house, the red backyard house, and this one was the gopher house. The name stuck, and that's probably what we'll always call it.
One of the things that has always kept Thatboy and I from buying a home is the lack of yardage here. So the other major selling point for the gopher house was the fantastic back yard. Complete with an orange tree, fire pit, grass, and paved area. I expect us to be doing a lot of entertaining back here!
This friends, is one of the reasons why I have been so busy as of late. Within one month we have bought and closed on a house, and we're moving this weekend! I've had a lot on my plate! On top of all the running I've been doing/have planned. So stick around and I'll share all the fun stories about moving out, moving in, and the joys of homeownership - as soon as I have some time to do so!