6.20.2013

Big News: Hannemaniacs Are Moving

We sold our house. Well, first we found a house we liked, got into a bidding war, won the contract, listed our house, sold our house fast, found issues with our new house during inspection -- and then things halted. The foundation needs some help and there is evidence of flooding. So, we spent lots of time talking to vendors and specialists and considered our options. And ultimately decided: A house with sinking foundation that floods? WE'LL TAKE IT!

Because, yes, we are that crazy. And also because, let's face it, we Hannemaniacs love a good project. So, that my friends is the next chapter... We're moving into a house that needs to be totally renovated. We will literally touch every inch of the house. We will sink all of our extra money into the house. We will be totally exhausted. Yet we're totally excited. We have vision.

It's not all bad. We're doubling our square footage. We love the layout of the house. The location and neighborhood are terrific. And it's a diamond in the rough (REALLY, REALLY ROUGH).

So, right now we're packing and talking plans. And trying not to get too sentimental about every "last" we have in this house we have loved so much for the last five years. We moved into this house with vision. We made it our own, which is why I know that in a few years our new house will feel just as good to us. Hopefully better.

4 comments:

Samantha said...

Congratulations! And exciting (despite the challenges!) Will you still be in Illinois?

Lisa Hanneman said...

@Samantha - Yes, we'll still be Illinois. I'm not brave enough for that big of a move! Just moving 10 minutes west, literally a straight shot down the road. Easy peasy. Well, as easy as moving a house full of stuff and three kids can be.

Anonymous said...

All the cool kids are moving! Come visit us in Oak Park! Yipee!

Kim Moldofsky said...

*speechless* Good luck with the packing, the move and the renovation. Are you going to live with your parents as needed?