It has been a while since I have posted, but I have big news! After 15 years, we are moving to a new house! For the last 15 years we have lived in a Cape Cod style home. It has served us well, but there were things that we just could not change, like the location and the stairs/laundry arrangement.
So, after a decade and a half, we decided to look for a new home and we finally found one that fit the bill. I am 45 years old, so the stairs are starting to take a toll. We both wanted a ranch. Luckily, in the southern suburbs of Chicago, ranch style homes are very popular.
We were looking for several years and working hard to make it possible. Moving is never an accident, I assure you. The wife and I toured many homes, I would guess close to 20, if you include open houses. We did really like one home, but the seller really did not want to work with us on the price and the house was not really that great for us. We ended up looking at another house in Mokena and just fell in love with it. The layout is just what we were looking for and it has some bonus features, like an impressive fire place, that really sealed the deal. Say what you want about huge banks, but when Chase says you will close in 21 days, you will close in 21 days!
A week after we closed we moved into our new house. It took about a month to unpack everything. This post is going up 1 month and 1 day after we moved, and I have just 2 more boxes to empty in my workshop. So far, our son just loves his new school. We were planning on finishing the year in his old school, but the commute and other issues were just too much. He just loves the new school, so it is a win-win.
The whole area is much better than I expected, quiet, birds chirping all the time. As with any house, there are minor things to fix, but nothing too out of the ordinary. So far, so very good.