Well, I told you we had an announcement, and here it is:
Surprised? Me, too!
When? Next month.
Where? Next door!
When Jeremy called me Wednesday morning he got right to the point, as he usually does when on the phone, and asked me – “How do you feel about moving next door?” Apparently, the neighbor had stopped by the business and said he wanted to sell. He had been of this mind before, and changed it, but this time he seemed serious. Jeremy reminded me that next door was bigger and newer than our trailer, and it was easy for me to understand his desire to jump on the opportunity while it was ripe.
I was slightly speechless, but when I had collected my thoughts, I agreed! It’s simple really – we are in the trailer park for as long as it takes to save enough money for a good down payment on our own land and to build our dream home. Living in Jeremy’s parent’s trailer park has been a great place for us to start out, what with low housing cost and being close to Jeremy’s work and family. Though neither of us ever thought we’d live in a trailer, we both feel it is a wise place for us to abide in this season. Buying and moving next door would give us a bit more space, as well as allow us to sell our current trailer (at a profit, due to Jeremy’s improvements on it) and put that money toward our savings.
So, 24 hours after that phone call, Jeremy handed the neighbor the money, and we had the opportunity to walk through the house. I love the kitchen and living room – they’re roomier and more open than our current spaces, and will allow for more hospitality – the one thing I wished for in our house. The 3 bedrooms are about the same as what we have now. The bathroom is twice as large! Over all, I was pleased.
Jeremy plans to put in new flooring and wall paint, and hopes to be in there by the end of January! So, suddenly, I am moving within the month! Perhaps you cannot understand my excitement about moving into just another old trailer, but I truly am excited. I love adventures, and this will be one of them, for sure! I haven’t been able to sleep at night, what with figuring out how we will arrange the furniture, and what color to paint the kitchen! It will be more good practice in making a house a home!
Oh, and you should see the cute little yard – and the storage shed! I will be sure to share pictures of our new adventure.
Above: our current trailer on the left, and our new house in the background at right.