So back in May, I mentioned our cross-country journey. But I don’t think I have really sat down and talked about the how and why we moved, our new home, etc – and it’s much easier to talk about them I think. Links and more details follow below the video.
So to sum it up: we have moved from Seattle to New England. This wasn’t a sudden thing – it was practically a year in the making from initial inkling to plotting and planning, to saving up money for moving and a downpayment. Then there was flying out to look at property, find some houses, put in some bids, deal with the hell of pre-approval, and got our offer accepted – all in the space of a week. We were VERY tempted by a large purple Victorian house, and we absolutely loved the house when we finally saw it – but didn’t love the neighborhood, as there really wasn’t much within walking distance. We were tempted by other Victorians too, but they needed a LOT of work, and we just don’t have that sort of time and money to put into a house, especially time. Then a friend sent us the listing of a house that was not far from where she lived – and it was perfect: a 1920’s Tudor-style home that looks a bit like Baba Yaga’s hut sitting down. We’re within walking distance to a bunch of places, and really easy to get to anywhere else by car with a short drive. We fell in love with a house that felt like a warm hug.
I’ve got upcoming events here: http://lauratempestzakroff.com/schedule.html and you can follow the Witches’ Night Out Market – New England branch and here’s the event page for our first event on September 13th.