Oh man. I don't think our house has ever been this clean.
We found all kinds of weird stuff we had been keeping for move after move. In the past, we'd packed and schlepped these things over and over. Now we're just asking "Why?!"
We had shelves upon shelves of books we'd already read and didn't plan to re-read. We had decor we didn't like anymore, furniture that wasn't comfortable. We even had a 20-year-old Dallas Cowboys commemorative unopened box of Wheaties. Oh yes.
Hopefully, we won't be able to enjoy the tidy state it's in for long, because today our house went on the market.
We've brought it a long way from what it looked like when we bought it in February, 2012.
After we got our grubby paws on it, it looked like this!
This didn't happen overnight, of course. We put in a lot of grunt work and elbow grease painting the walls and cabinets, installing closet systems and cultivating the yard. We had some amazing friends help us out, too, especially right after we purchased.
In this house, we made some great memories.
We love our neighborhood, which is located just a block from one of the coolest parts of Houston. And we love living close to our friends.
In a lot of ways, we're going to miss our first house. We've really made it our own, and we have enjoyed the experience of home ownership.But we're excited to move on, too.
Here are the steps we've taken towards a nomadic lifestyle
- Started our own businesses, focusing on remote clients
- Made a joint decision that we were really, actually doing this crazy thing
- Researched RVs, nomadic lifestyles and how to travel and work on the road
- Had a yard sale
- Gave a lot of stuff to Goodwill and sold books we could part with to a used book seller
- Put some items on Ebay and Craigslist
- Bought an RV
- Cleaned the house (like, a lot)
- Put our house on the market
We still need to
- Actually sell the house
- Buy a truck to tow the 5th wheel
- Wrap up a couple of location-dependent client projects
- Make a few renovations to our 5th wheel
- Get mobile internet options sorted out
- Obtain a forwarding address and sort out other logistics
- Attend RV Boot Camp in November
- Do one final round of doctor visits, eye exams, dental cleanings, etc. before we hit the road
Anything we're forgetting? Probably! Let us know your thoughts. And if you know anyone who is looking for a house in Houston, send 'em our way.