Yes, we have finally secured a new rental property! We got the keys yesterday and we are scheduled to move in properly on the 27th. Yep, two days after Christmas…I am exhausted just thinking about what needs to be done. There are boxes everywhere and I can’t think straight. I haven’t even wrapped any gifts yet! Some of hubby’s gifts haven’t even arrived yet (I ordered them from overseas) and I don’t think he’ll be getting them until the New Year now…
I am hoping that we can make the new house a happy home. It’s a much bigger house than what we have now, but newer and less “cute”. It doesn’t have any garden or even a tree (so sad!) and I will miss the birds that come to drink at the bird bath and demolish the fruit on the mulberry tree. But, we have to move and so that’s that. I will finally have a craft room all to myself and don’t have to commandeer the dining room table (we will actually HAVE a dining room). This kitchen is much smaller and I don’t know where we’re going to be able to put everything…I have already gotten rid of so much stuff but there’s still lots we need to bring with us.
The rent is a lot more expensive than what we are currently paying…it worries me a bit but I guess it is good practice for when we get an actual mortgage. And besides, we have been SO lucky the last four years to have an extremely low rent (the landlords liked us and wanted us to stay so they kept the rent down) so we have saved money and besides, we live pretty frugally anyway.
At the end of the day, we are lucky and grateful to have a roof (any roof!) over our heads, food in the cupboards and loved ones to help us pack and move and cope with the stress of relocating. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Can you believe it will be 2013? May it be a great year for us all. Thank you for all your “likes” and “follows” – I hope to be able to write more often next year and hope you’ll stick around to see what we’re up to in the new house. Wish me luck! 🙂