After 5+ years at the Overhill house, we decided that we had outgrown our home and needed a little more room. With a family of four and a dog crammed into 1300 square feet, we were maxed out. We also were ready to get rid of our pool. It was about 10 years old, and we had a feeling that major repairs were coming soon. As we contemplated where to move, a major driver was getting in a good school district for the kids. Our search landed us in a small community west of Fort Worth. We hunted for houses for about 2 months and finally found one we liked. We made an offer and while we were negotiating, the house next door went on the market. It was the same age, but about 300 square feet bigger and had nicer finishes. And the list price was the same! So we withdrew our offer next door and were soon under contract on our new home. Between the low interest rates and the below market price, we were able to afford much more than we would have ever expected.
We closed on the new house on December 21 and started moving in that day. We had reserved a moving truck for all day on Saturday from Ryder. We went to sign the rental paperwork on Friday afternoon but due to the upcoming Christmas holiday, they gave us the truck for the full 3 day weekend. That was an enormous help and allowed us to move in more gradually over the weekend. Nana and Pappy came to help us move, as did cousin Mitch, Mama Jo and John. It was such a relief to be out of the apartment and we got to spend Christmas in our new home. We have been here for a little more than 2 months and are getting more settled in. The drive to Fort Worth (and my work) is about 25-30 minutes and traffic is normally not a problem. We’ve started meeting the neighbors and they are all really nice families, many with young kids.
Here are some pictures of moving
The kids thought it was pretty funny to eat on a box on the kitchen floor
Keeping the kids occupied for a little bit
Boxes, boxes, everywhere
The kids had fun playing with Mama Jo while we were moving.
We are mostly unpacked now and ready for visitors!