Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Moving to the country...

This is the blog of a family of five who have sold their comfortable 1920s updated colonial in the city to move to a neglected antique farmhouse in the country. This is the story of a family and a house as they all adapt, change, modernize and accept the inevitable.

Let me just preference this with my husband did not want to move. At all. Ever. A third baby, lack of space, subpar schools, major road construction and Asian Long Horn Beetles managed to loosen his grip and force him into this life-changing situation. It hasn't been a smooth road. The move has been fraught with hurdles - a sluggish market, dropping home prices, tears, yelling, a mental breakdown and the assuming of a septic upgrade to name a few. Through negotiations, home inspections, appraisals, revised financing escrow holdbacks, delayed closings on both ends, and hell and high water we have made it in. Now we are there. Now the fun begins...