Moving Next Door


This report comes to you from lot # 10 of Lakeveiw Apartments…

Well, I told you we had an announcement, and here it is:

We’re moving!!!

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.

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11 responses to “Moving Next Door”

  1. Aurora Avatar
    Aurora

    How exciting! I am really looking forward to seeing pictures of your new home later! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Serena (I dunno how to sign in with the new options and stuff without going to the sign-in page) Avatar
    Serena (I dunno how to sign in with the new options and stuff without going to the sign-in page)

    That's wonderful! What a nice, easy move! Well, as easy as moving CAN be!

  3. Natalie_S Avatar
    Natalie_S

    Oh that's wonderful!

  4. Bub Avatar
    Bub

    That is really cool!

    Do I get to be introduced to the blog now that I have left a comment??
    Your 'lil brother

  5. Beppe Avatar
    Beppe

    Apples don't fall far from the tree, I'm staying awake at night too dreaming about beautifying your yard.
    Can't wait~Your garden angel~Mom

  6. Sarah Avatar
    Sarah

    Woo Hoo! You're moving! I know that you wanted a little more space for entertaining. Does this mean you will invite my whole family for dinner next time we are in NY?

    P.S Does your moving have anything to do with Amanda and the Beauty Queen's son???? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Julia Marie Avatar
    Julia Marie

    How exciting!! Can't wait to see pics!

  8. Olivia Joy Avatar
    Olivia Joy

    Ha, ha!!! Anja and I can't wait to come and "search" the house and shed for evidence…..you know what I am talking about ๐Ÿ™‚

    No, I didn't literally kill a mouse. I was waving our computer mouse that had just died ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think we are coming to visit you today….I will make sure to bring my gas mask for when we go through your new home ๐Ÿ™‚ Please forgive me ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Meredith Avatar
    Meredith

    I think this will be the world's easiest move, don't you?

    Here's to a quick and profitable sale on your current home!

  10. Will Avatar
    Will

    That is great Trina! I love adventures as well and completely understand your excitement! ๐Ÿ˜€ It is similar but on a much larger scale to when Nick and I moved across the house to a new room that was slightly larger than our old room. Be sure to share pictures. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Genuine Lustre Avatar
    Genuine Lustre

    Sounds ideal, being close to work and family. I look forward to pictures.
    We live in my husband's hometown and he works for his family's business. It's been a blessing to have his parents so close these past 19 years.My parents are an hour away, and have their house for sale, wanting to downsize since they are older. I'm lobbying hard for them to move over here. I always wanted to live like The Waltons.

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