Thursday, June 21, 2012

Our Next Adventure ~ The Bungalow

We sold our home together last December.  It was our first home together, purchased right before we were married.    It was pretty exciting because not only were we starting our life together, we bought a beautiful *new* house.   I never thought I'd have a brand new house.       After four years we admitted the neighborhood wasn't what we hoped for, didn't seem to be going anywhere, and our house was more than we needed... really.    So we put it on the market, sold quickly, and found ourselves with nowhere to live!  That of course is the short version...

We decided to rent in the neighborhood we wanted to buy in, after all, we'd get a much better feel of the area.   Our crappy rental, as its affectionately known, is on the very edge of Chicago.     We are surely testing the borders and can't get closer to the 'burbs.   

On to the important stuff!   After months of searching, waiting, hoping, we found our house!    It's a cute little bungalow in the heart of Edison Park.    And did I say 'little'?   Be aware I am both nervous and excited about our tiny house adventure.   This purchase was made over a lunch hour, based mostly on location.    It needs some love and more space, but we'll get to that later.   

Here's a picture of the house now:

Scott and I always liked bungalow style homes.    This one is missing a lot of its original charm...and we hope to bring some of that back.   We have lots of plans for the little house.     I'll post more about that in the future!   We close in July and I can't wait to get started!


  1. Congrats on the house, and thanks for reading my blog. As our family has grown, I've become lazy about updating, and I apologize to you (as a current reader) for that!

    Anyhow, I'm sorry to say that the planters I purchased way back in '08 or '09 I found from a Galewood company that was going out of business and liquidating its inventory. I can't even remember the name of the company, as I found them via eBay of all places. :(

    It was honestly a stroke of pure luck, and I hope that you'll be able to find a similar stroke of luck as well. I'm going to add your blog to my list of blogs as well, as you're obviously far better than I at updating. At least my readers, the few that might wander by, will have something to read when they stop in to see how I'm doing. Good luck, and feel free to check back now and then!

  2. Thanks! I do hope to start posting more on the house !