We’ve been busy. Really busy.
It’s not a secret that Tim got back on October 9th. On October 10, we found ourselves meeting with someone about a house. On October 11, we found ourselves signing a lease and then on October 18 we found ourselves completely moved. Then on October 20th, Tim left again. Move and dash, is that a thing?
I moved 4 times in 2013. Living in four states last year was an experience I’ll never forget.
As most people know (because I have too much social media) we moved because we found a house in a perfect location for us. We ended up moving about 45 minutes west of where we previously lived (staying in NJ). Unlike my moves from last year, this was something that wasn’t necessary for the military or for our relationship. This was something we wanted and chose. It was something we decided to do to better improve our quality of living. Originally we had thought we would wait another year but when this house came on the market, we knew it would go very quickly.
And it did go quickly…but it went to us.
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind but we are moved. It’s a beautiful area close to Philadelphia (on the NJ side). It’s roughly a 10 minute drive to Philadelphia or 2 mile walk to the train station. It’s very close to my work as well as a lot of other fun activities for us.
We absolutely love our house. It’s in athletic friendly community. Every morning I wake up and see dozens of runners lining the street. I creep on all the runners, walkers and bikers. It’s absolutely fabulous. The town itself is located on several park lakes. One Lake Loop is 3 miles and another close by is 6 miles. Most of the streets are also lined with sidewalks (which is something we didn’t have previously).
Positives of the house:
- It’s very centrally located to everything (From Philly, to other areas of NJ to work).
- Oddly enough it’s closer to both my parents house in VA Beach and Tim’s parents in central PA. It’s also located near the highway which means it’s closer to NYS and North too. I just want to chant location, location, location.
- Diners…diners everywhere! Diners within walking distance….my house even looks like a diner.
- Unpacking is hard.
Once I get unpacked I’ll upload some more photos. (You’ll get to see my bookshelf dedicated to coffee mugs). I am excited to make our house more “homey”. We both felt as if we never really moved into the previous house….we were just living there.
Questions for you:
What are some of favorite house decorations?
Where do you buy your furniture?