Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So the story begins

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Even though we are just starting this blog, or, should I say, even though I am just starting this blog, I am pretty sure I can promise, without a doubt, my husband, Alan will not be writing any blog posts anytime soon.  Or ever. Never the less, I like to think that maybe one day he will grow to understand my love for blogging, and reading blogs and write a post or two. I'm not holding my breath.  I will, however, say "we" because I am not in this adventure alone. by. any. means.

Actually, to be exact.  Alan is the one that started it all, and even though we are just starting this blog, the journey of our little home started over a year ago.  

As I was saying, this all began with Alan.  After graduating from college, he received a job offer, the ONLY job offer he received (which, if you knew what he went to school for, you would think it was crazy that he didn't get offers thrown at him from every corner of the state, but that's for another post all together.) See, we were lucky enough to have graduated college at the exact time that the economy pretty much fell apart.  You remember that one right?  Oh yea, I'm sure you probably already blocked it out.  Well, anyways, he found a job! Yippee!  

Since he had a job, he certainly needed someplace to live.  Since Alan's parents only live a short half hour drive from Moultrie, where he would be working, he figured he would just stay with them for a bit.  The commute wasn't that bad.  

Well, after putting a lot of thought into it, Alan decided to look for a house to buy.  With my help,the help of Alan's parents, and my mom's Realtor expertise, we found a place that would be just perfect for him.  Not too big, not too small.  Just right.

This is what the sweet little three bed, 2 bath, 1400 square foot house looked like when he moved into it in August of 2009.  It has great bones, and even though the previous owners did many things to the inside of the house to improve it's look, we could tell that it had a hard life before we found it and we were excited to give it a little love and TLC! 

Come back to see what the inside looked like before we took sledge hammers to it. 

I have two words to leave you with:  green carpet.  

I know, I know, you're excited.  But, trust me, it can wait.  It might burn your eyes.  Trust me, it will burn. 


  1. OK, so you know even though I've seen bits and pieces of what has been going on, I want to relive it soooo bad through your blog. Of course I didn't see most of the "mess" as it was taking place but Can't wait to see what comes next, but you realize I'm going to be checking this BLOG daily for updates, so I guess this will keep you pretty busy. Lots of Love and can't wait !!!!!

  2. Oh my goodness! So in love with your blog already! Can't wait for more stories... so get busy girl! This makes me miss you so much more. We HAVE to set up a date for me to come visit your new life. Love you bunches and I'm soooo excited you have set out on this new blogging adventure!