Monday, October 1, 2012

Another Life Change: We Bought a New (to us) House

Because having a baby, being diagnosed with a chronic disease, potty-training our 3 year-old, and going back to work was not enough.

Even though a lot of thought went into this decision, it still feels like a whirlwind. We had been looking at houses for two years. Flirting here and there, until things got really hot and heavy with a ranch home in a nearby suburb.

Our bid has already been accepted and the home inspection is this afternoon. Wild.

Now I know you might be thinking, what about all that talk about staying put and living modestly? The answer is, that's not really going to change. Yes, we will be moving, but that was prompted by relentless reminders that our current home wasn't going to endure the changing dynamics of our family. It might interest you to know that my medical insight played a role, too. You see, as a physiatrist (a doctor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) I'm very much aware that stairs are the adversary to tiny tots and the elderly. Thus our current split-level home presents a safety concern, as evidenced by the nearly catastrophic tumbles of Leepo and his grandmother. There were also other factors in terms of layout that made daily chores inefficient and frustrating (poor sight-lines from the kitchen, no true entryway to collect clutter, for examples). We've invested time and money to improve these conditions, and finally realized that they would be better spent somewhere else entirely.

Fond memories were had at our first home, but it's time to move forward. As in a whole decade, going from 1953 to somewhere in the 60s. Woohoo!

So what's coming up on this blog? I still have to post pictures of what we accomplished in our current home, partly for nostalgia, but also for the sake of having something to show for when we put it on the market. You'll also start to see posts about the new place because it will need some updating to say the least. . . but we're excited!

Stay tuned.


  1. I'm looking forward to pictures of your new surroundings. Will you be painting the walls an acceptable pink?