As Adrian & I prepare for our life changing move to New England, I’m writing a Countdown Journal to keep you all in the loop and to share our adventures in this crazy journey! You can find our full New England journey here ♥
It’s absolutely crazy, but guess what!? We’re only 5 1/2 months out until we move to New England and things are picking up! Also, things are getting much more real – even though I think the full impact of this adventure hasn’t quite sunken in yet. That will probably happen – I don’t know – when we made an offer on a house? Or when we actually LEAVE California..? It’s an exciting time, that’s for sure!
Photo Credit // STRANDMON Wing Chair | Open Shelving | Blakely Pendant Light for the Kitchen | Grey Bedroom | Lydford Dining Chairs | Patterned Tiles in Shower
Agent / We found a great real estate agent in New Hampshire! It was a bit of a daunting task, since we couldn’t just drop into their office and meet them face to face. Our main criteria were: fast turn around times on emails & calls, and someone that truly cares and wants to find us not just any house, but a home.
81 Main Street / We have been making googly eyes on a cute little house. We even named it ‘House on the Hill’. YES, we had fallen head over heels in love with this one. And oh bummer, when it was taken off the market and went into foreclosure just two weeks ago! While it’s super sad and all, it’s also opened our hearts again for other possibilities. I guess we needed that!
Running List / And with that we come to our running list of potential homes! We’ve found two things: A pretty serious amount of remodeling will be necessary with just about any house. Also, google maps is absolutely indispensable! Many times have I liked a little house here or there, just to un-save it again after checking out the neighborhood. Thanks Google Maps!
House Hunting in June / As we’re getting closer and closer, I booked us some flights out to Boston for early June! You guys, this whole process is getting oh so real now! We’ve been dreaming about the time we can finally go house hunting, and all of a sudden it’s becoming a little nerve wrecking – especially as we see how HOT the market is over there right now. But, we’ll trust in God that he already has our perfect little house ready for us. A house that is everything but perfect, and yet, absolutely perfect for us :)
Decluttering / In all the excitement, I’ve been decluttering some areas in our home. Like my crafting supplies. Boy oh boy, do I have lots of this stuff! And really, if I haven’t used something in like a year (or two or three…) then chances are pretty darn small, that they will ever be used again. Right? Ah, how I LOVE the process of moving :D A decluttered life creates so much room to breathe!
XO, Rahel ♥