Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Happy Happy New Year !
We just couldn't let another day go by without wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
So much has happened and so many decision were made since my last post.
Gary and I decided to sell our beloved home and move on to create another.
I know I said I would never move again, but after deep thought and many, many hours of sleepless nights, Gary and I decided the move was for the best (our retirement years). We placed a call to our friend Joe the owner of Big Island Movers and his side kick Scottie to assist in the heavy lifting and some fun along the way!
We packed up all our belonging and moved then into a pod and then all the fragile and breakables were taken over to my parents and brothers homes for safe keeping, to be unpacked when all the re-modeling has been completed in our new home.
Let me back up to a few weeks ago, it just so happened that our neighbor who lives only six houses away from us was selling their home and since we love our neighborhood it made sense for us to stay in it.
We talked and shook hands and gave big hugs to our sweet neighbors to seal the deal, and so the house process began with selling our home and buying theirs......our neighbors also stayed in the "hood" moving into his childhood home a beautiful brick house.
Gary and I fell in love with the ranch style floor plan, a four bedroom two full bath home with a powder room, and a pool.
There were some awesome upgrades and re-modeling that had been done such as the standard 8ft ceiling had been raised and pitched. New electrical rewiring and pot lighting installed.
Our Contractor and friend Charlie Smith is heading up the construction. Updates needed were new bathrooms and a kitchen. We also designed a new hallway moving a door and replacing a few windows, also enlarging the master bathroom.
Gary and I decided to buy a new 15ft travel trailer to live in for while the house is under construction. The trailer is parked along side our house (we are campers now) Shiloh is getting use to it but has become over protective and has taken to barking and lunging at the work man (bad Shiloh)
We can't wait to share photo's with you and take you along with us on our journey.
I promise to be a better blogger, Thank you to all who have sent personal notes asking if we were OK. You all are darlings and we so appreciate your love and concern for us.
Life sure can keep us busy can't it......