I’ve been quiet on my blog the last 2 months and have so much news to tell. We started looking to buy a house in January and nearly bought one in February but we backed out of the deal when we couldn’t agree on terms. In the end we were both happy we didn’t end up buying that house, it was a nice size and a good price but we realized the layout wasn’t really what we wanted.
After looking for 6 months or so at around 40 houses we definitely knew what we didn’t and did want in a place and were willing to keep waiting. At the beginning of November we decided to start looking again, and going to open houses. Since we were going to be out already I booked an appointment at a private sale for the same day as the open houses. We fell in love with the place. We put in an offer the day after we saw it. After agreeing to terms, we moved in about 6 weeks later, the week before Christmas.
It’s a semi-detached (something we hadn’t really considered at first) in a great neighbourhood. It’s 3 bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 bathrooms. It had nearly no yard (we both have no interest in mowing a lawn) but a nice sized deck. 2 bedrooms are on the top floor, 1 is in the basement which we’ve converted into Dave’s hobby room. There is enough room for me to have a desk to do my nails in our bedroom without having to pack up all my stuff every time I finished with it, something I’ve wanted to be able to do for a year.
We are both really happy about it. Waiting and looking and waiting some more definitely paid off. We can’t wait to grow in our home together.
I also took 2 weeks off over Christmas from Keto but re-started it on Monday. I’m very excited to be back at it. My next break will likely be in 8 weeks or so, but I’ll see how it goes. Between setting up the house and Christmas we have been pretty busy but now that it’s been a few weeks I’m happy to be back to cooking meals and hanging out with Dave.
I will start blogging more now that we’re basically set up in our place, more keto, more nails, more home projects!