Most of you know, TSS and I have been married 6 years and have never owned a home. Hopefully, that's all about to change. We found a cute little new community in a location that works well for us and have finally been approved with the lender. Yesterday, we went to their studio where most normal people go in and pick out lots of upgrades and stuff. Well, Tim and I are not "normal" people and we qualified for this house just on one income. This is just a safeguard for us, because even though we dont like to worry about me someday relapsing into another bout with cancer or Crohn's, it is a reality for us that this unfortunately is always a possibility. So we try to live a lifestyle that can be maintained on one income. We dont succeed very often. But the one thing we CAN do is make sure we get a house payment at least, that Tim could continue to pay if, heaven forbid, the worst should ever happen.
Anyway, sorry - that paragraph sorta took on a life of its own in a kind of depressing manner! So the point is, since TSS and I are not normal, we didn't have very much money tied into our loan for upgrades. While most people go in and usually put in 15K - 20K in upgrades... we are sticking with 7k. Let me tell you how difficult that is. But, we look at it as a project opportunity. I will be blog stalking over the next months and probably even years in an effort to come up with fun and cost effective ways to improve our modest little home. :o)
The building should start around the beginning of May and hopefully we'll be moving in sometime in July. I have created a new label for posts that have to do with our new house, so if that's all you want to read about... be sure to check back under our "Home" tab! I have included a picture of our floorplan below. I do so hope you'll come visit! And be on the lookout for lots more "Home" posts as our building starts and progresses. So exciting!