Wednesday, August 19, 2015

goodbye little house.

We sold our first-home-turned-rental in mid-May. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to that little house that we brought three of my four boys home to for the first time. We finally finished all the projects we'd been meaning to do the whole time we lived there...and rented it. 

Since Kev works full time, and I work part time, the majority of the small projects that needed to be done fell to me. I asked a lot of questions and called my poor husband at work multiple times, but I got it done! Usually he does all the "heavy lifting" so to speak with power tools and such, but I got familiar with the chop saw and nail gun during this venture.

I'll spare you all the details, but I must share some of the photos from the listing. Here's a post from a while ago about the open shelving with a few pictures of what the kitchen looked like when we moved in.

We did a lot work on this little house, and made a lot of memories over 8 years...and when it was all done, it looked like a place I would like to live. Eli said he wanted to move into the house because it was clean, finished and "so big" (compared to our current 5,000 square feet?!). I guess that's what happens when your kids live in the middle of a messy renovation their whole lives.  I understood what he meant though. I'm looking forward to being finished with the major aspects of remodeling...though I love me a good fixer-upper!