It’s been far too long since I have posted an update on what we have been up to. The past few years have been a bit of a roller coaster ride for us. The last time I posted I announced that we had decided to move. Following that decision we spent an entire summer gutting and renovating our house to get it ready to sell. What we didn’t anticipate is that it would take us a year to get it sold. During that time we were living with my husbands parents. We would drive back and forth on the weekends to finish the basement and show it to interested buyers. In the end we sold it to the most adorable little family and it all worked out fine.
After we sold our house we spent several months searching for land to build on. Finding land in our area can be challenging especially if you want acreage and space. We did end up finding two different lots. They were both three acres and equally beautiful. We naturally had to pick the one that needed the most work, because thats just how we roll. It was a huge project but my husband and I are so excited about the potential and character it possesses. We purchased our land in the fall and made the decision to wait until spring to get started on building. During that time we started cleaning up our lot, designing house plans and applying for a construction loan.
It took us several months to clean up the lot and get the dirt work done. There were dead trees everywhere that needed to be cut up and burned. Fences that had seen better days and lots of junk. This property was one of the original homesteads in our town so we also dug up some really awesome antiques. I’m most excited about the antique bricks from the original foundation. I can’t wait to use them somewhere on our property, perhaps a patio. Anyways, needless to say we had lots of bonfires and trips to the dumpster.
Here are a few pictures we took while cleaning up and doing dirt work.