|Our old house in Chesapeake, VA|
We also have been waiting to say that we are "officially" building a house of our own. We signed a contract a little over a month ago to start our new house knowing that our lease on our rental will be up in January. The foundation is being started this Monday, the 25th. We had our "pre- construction" meeting today with the builder and we are so happy to have this opporunity to build a house that suits us! The house is set to be completed in January 2011.
|Our lot. Future site of our NEW home!|
Suddenly our life is feeling more settled again. We will keep our fingers crossed that our old house will pass its home inspection with flying colors. We will hopefully be paying one less monthly payment come the end of November as we close on our old house. One less morgage, One less rental payment. And finally in January the much desired transition from "military life to civilian life" will be accomplished. Yes, we are still feeling the pay cut, the discomfort of living in a 2 bedroom townhouse rental, a suction of our cash flow draining from mortage payments and rental fees but really it has been totally worth it. Having my husband around and Madeline having her daddy with her has made all of the transition worth while. Even in those moments when I doubted what we had done..it all suddenly feels right.
Tonight we can all sleep a little better knowing that life may really subside to a "new normal" once again and all of this was worth waiting for.