Didn't we just do this last year? Almost to the date, in fact (thank you, Facebook memories). No we weren't planning on it. No we didn't buy. #rentersforever #hopefullynotforever
So let's rewind a bit. A year ago in April we found out we got the boot from our up-down duplex, because our upstairs noise was to much for the downstairs couple. Then we moved into a family's rental property. More about all o' that here. We were hoping to stay put for a while, but as life would have it, things didn't work out that way.
But divine providence is, well, divine. The night after asking my fellow Blessed is She writers for prayers about our living situation, a friend was over for a visit. I was sharing how unsettled I was, and she told me that a friend of hers had just text her the night before about her rental property that was going to be available in a little over two months. We met with her, saw the place, and jumped at the opportunity. And it has been nothing short of wonderful.
Ian's two week spring break (yay teachers) coincided with the move. We packed up over the course of two months, donated loads, and loads of stuff to goodwill, sold enough stuff to pay our movers cash, and it could not have gone more smoothly. It was a lot of work, but I was just so excited.
Our new place is a two bedroom, side by side duplex. It's perfectly appropriate for our family size- post on small house living coming soon. Best of all, it's a short 10 minute walk to two different lakes and so close to Ian's family.
It's been a rough year for many reasons, but I feel like we're finally able to breathe.
We're doing a lot less surviving and a lot more living.