Saturday, March 26, 2011

What the wind brought to Nashville.

We arrived in Nashville among the floods and tornado warnings. Yes you read that right. On Monday Feb. 28th we were among the crazy drivers heading west into the tornadoes and torrential rains. It took us over 8 hours to drive from Knoxville TN to Nashville.

We closed on the house on March 1st despite some last minute closing hiccups.

Let me forewarn those of you entering into the real estate market soon . . .it is crazy stressful. All the years of being extremely lenient has now made all parties involved overly cautious. Even one blemish on your credit and it is a show stopper. So all those financial guys saying to pay attention to your credit score and what is on it are so correct! Also realize you must have all papers ready . . .and I mean ALL. If you have pages 1 - 8 and 4 of them are blank they still need all 8!

I promise to post some pictures soon. As you can imagine moving 600+ miles away with two small kids is overwhelming stressful. I am so happy to report that both my kids are doing great and we have some sweet friends who have made the transition very sweet!

We have met two of our neighbors and hopeful once all the rain lets up we will meet more. I do absolutely love my house which is slowly feeling like home. The first two nights here I kept thinking someone was going to kick me out in the morning and tell me to go home. I still feel like a visitor most of the time but now that I am able to start unpacking my craft room it is starting to feel a little more real.

Here are a few pictures of just some of the many things I love about this house. I promise to start posting more pictures soon as we have made some color decisions! The first was easy . .my 8 year old daughter wants a pink room! :-)
We had a very modest master bedroom in Richmond but now we have a very large one with a sitting room no less! I have no idea what I am going to do with the space.
Love the LIGHT!!! I snapped this photo of the hallway. I love the light and the arch above. I am standing in the family room area looking out to the front door.

The VIEW. I still can't believe the view we have from both the front and back of the house. The above photo doesn't do it justice so I promise to post more.