One more sleep.
We have lived here for 31 years, 6 months, 12 days.
We have made many changes in our home over the years. We completely landscaped the quarter acre lot and filled it with garden beds and trees. New fences. 2 new roofs. 2 new hot water tanks.
A brand new kitchen about 12 years ago. All new double paned windows and steel doors with a beautiful French door out to the back deck.
One, soon to be 2, remodelled bathrooms. A huge deck in the backyard that hosted many, many parties.
But we are also giving up terrible traffic noise, having to lug laundry up and downstairs, groceries upstairs, lack of closet space and all the garden maintenance that is too much when you work full time. We are trading it for a home in a quiet, gated community overlooking a golf course. It has the garage, laundry room, powder room, living room, kitchen, dining room, office and master bedroom suite with a full bathroom and walk in closet all on the same level. It also has a full downstairs with 2 more bedrooms, bathrooms, rec room, den, media room and sitting area to use when we need the space for parties or guest visits.
The grass area is minimal and so are the garden beds. I will garden in pots which is so much easier.
We will sleep well at night once we get used to the quiet. We will replace our old furniture over time as we decide how we want the rooms to look…and when I say we I mean me lol.
We will have friends and family over for visits and will barbecue on that top deck overlooking the golf course and a magnificent view of the valley. I cannot wait to watch a thunder storm from there.