I mentioned a few posts ago that I had some exciting plans in the works. Exciting is sometimes a synonym for stressful. It’s been a CRAZY few months. Seriously.
I may have mentioned that we listed our house for sale. The house we have lived in for 13 years. Our first home in the United States (except for our 6 month rental while we built our house).
Following that the search for a new home began in earnest. We love being on the water on our boat. We decided that since we have the good fortune (ha ha!) of living in Minnesota for at least another 10+ years, we want to live on the water. First step was selling the house.
Thankfully it sold quickly and closed even quicker. We did some mad packing.
Then moved out in May.
All the while, we had been searching for a new home. I knew Zillow like the back of my hand. We saw so many houses. I knew everything that was on the market before our realtor even did.
Then we accidentally visited a model home. We’ve built 3 houses and both swore we would not fall prey to the new home trappings once again. We were both committed to to finding a 1950’s lake front home. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing.
Two acres on the St. Croix river with a private marina, serendipitously appeared about the same time we visited the model home. We loved the model, we loved the location, we DID NOT love the price or the work involved.
But here we are. We now own dirt.
How could our children ever resist coming back to Minnesota now? That’s our hope and our dream. A place our littles will want to visit and stay for a while. Our place our children will decide is worth the trek. And for me, another reason to love Minnesota.
Here we go again … sigh. It’ll be beautiful and perfect.
In the meantime, we are enjoying our two-bedroom, one bathroom, single car garage condo. We can vacuum the entire place from one plug. The simple life, it’s not so bad.
Oh, and if you’re ever in the neighborhood, we’d love your help clearing 2 acres of trees and brush. It’ll be fun!!