For the past few weeks, my mom has semi-seriously started to look at new house listings. My husband and I are not quite sure why since we love our home, but she's definitely on a kick to see what's out there. For almost five full years now, my husband and I have been living on one side of our duplex house, and my mom lives on the other. I have lived in this home since I was three (I can't believe Little Lewie is only a few months away from this age), and while I lived on one side with my mom, my grandparents had lived on the other side--the side that we now inhabit. Of course, I didn't always live here--I moved away to college and grad school, but I did return home when I was 24. (I'm now um...okay I know I announced this in a previous post--35.)
Okay, so it's safe to say that I've lived here for a few decades, and to be honest, not much has changed. Our house is still green, our yard is still the same (with the exception of a few flower gardens I've started) and the rooms are still the same (other than different carpeting and color wall paint). It's a place that gives me security, and yet, I know my mom's right when she says it's a little too small. Since both our kitchen and living room are small (we have no dining room, den, or family room), we have gotten used to entertaining only two adult guests at a time, and usually we have them eat in the living room, since again, our kitchen is quite tiny and crowded.
So, I'll have to admit, my mom has now gotten me a little more excited about looking at new homes too. We started doing drivebyes a few weeks ago, and this Sunday, we had the pleasure to discover that one of the homes we wanted to see was holding an open house. Score!!
I'm sure we may look at a house or two again in the next few weeks, only this time I told my mother that we needed to stick within our price range...maybe.