In the long period where I wasn't posting on my blog quite a lot happened, most of what happened you will probably already know from my Mum's blog called Pieces of Contentment, but I thought I would try posting on my blog again!
So the first major thing would be our Granny unfortunately passing away, then consequently we had to clean out and sell our grandparents' home which was very daunting when we had our first look at the state it was in. It was quite a lot of work but the result was better than we could possibly imagine! Altogether this took roughly eight months.
|Before we cleaned the house out and After.|
|Miss V and I playing on the soft carpet floor of the house.|
Seeming as we knew we were subsequently going to move, we started to gradually preparing to move from our house, putting this in the bin and taking that to an op-shop and saying 'I could probably get rid of that'.
Then we started the search for our new house...
Our top priorities were within walking distance of a beach, not too close to the highway and it had to be big enough to fit our family over the holidays. On a few occasions a lot of the family were all at the table looking on their laptops or phones for a possible contender.
We went to multiple open houses while also getting to know the area around us. Some we thought were very likely but when we saw them we realised it had many problems or it wasn't as nice as it was in the photos. We eventually had a very good option, the house was extremely close to the beach and in a quiet little area only a 10 minutes drive from a regional city. So while Miss V, Miss O and I were at a cricket camp, Miss V received a text from Mum saying we had put an offer in for that house and were waiting to see if it would be accepted. I was in total shock, the particular house I was all for but I was just very surprised at how quick it all was. When we went home the day after Mum and Dad told us the whole story.
So we started to pack up our home, moved into our new place and put our old home up for sale and it sold very quickly, thankfully.
And that brings us to the present, we have nicely moved into the house that we put an offer on, we have ordered a new, comfy lounge for our tv room and we have just bought a new car!! I also have my own room this week for the first time in my life (my 19 year old brother, Mr T, has just headed off to uni)! Everything about 2019 looks to be so exciting and I can't wait to tell you all about it!!