That’s right. This past weekend, just in time for Luke’s birthday, we closed on our new home in Chehalis Washington and almost a week early at that!
Last Saturday we did our final walk through then Monday signed paperwork and today we are getting the keys.
The home is on a quiet street with only a few houses and several small farms, but it’s close to the freeway so Luke will be only twenty minutes to work. Plus it’s just down the road from our church and main shopping area. The place sits on quite a few acres of pine trees, all designated as forest land that can be commercially cut and sold as timber, great for walks and hunting.
Built in the 70’s, the house has had several additions adding square footage. There is a great large window looking out to the front yard in the living room, a good size kitchen space, a dinning/family room, three bedrooms, two full baths and a bonus room off of the mudroom.
We have our work cut out for us to turn this rental back into a home, including painting, and deep cleaning inside, as well as a good deal of junk removal outside. Past that our first goal of course, is setting up the nursery.
Luke’s parents plan to help me pack on St. Patty’s day and get everything into the new place over the weekend. Now that we are on the west coast both sets of parents are more than ready to drop off personal items that have been stored at their homes while living in New York. So Luke’s parents will be bringing along a few boxes and quite a few pieces of furniture with them. And a week from now my parents will be doing the same, bringing nursery furniture and the gifts from my so cal baby shower.
It is a house with a lot of potential to make our own, with several projects planned out across the first few years and we are excited make this new house our home