‘Mac’s’ Possession Appearance

December 1st, the day that our second house, officially became ours!

We are so thankful to the Lord for opening up this opportunity for us and those who supported us getting here πŸ’•πŸšπŸ› βœ”οΈ

Before ‘Mac’ was ours, we actually helped the previous owner get rid of some things, after I got to go through and pick out things I’d like left, if he was no longer interested in owning them πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

Mike took multiple truck boxes and half cabs, full of throw away items to the dump, before I went over and helped fill up another.

Three loads later and the living room and guest room were emptier than before no doubt, but still no where near being emptyπŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ

So, now I will show you what you may have been seeing peeks of on my and my husbands Instagrams…the full β€˜Before’ tour 😁

The previous owner of the house, had lived there his whole life, along with his wife, until she became sick and passed away.
Thus leaving him by himself and everything just majorly got away from him.
He has already told us he hopes to see the house once we are done with it, because he believes we will do some big things.
I sure hope so πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

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A Jem Moment Of Epic ProportionsπŸ˜±πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ 

Sooo I just re-read my last house update and my goodness has it ever changed since then!πŸ˜±πŸ˜„


I know I’ve updated a little here and there about the process and specific things that were being worked on so you all aren’t totally clueless thankfully, but prepare yourself for a longer read and mind boggling transformation, non the less πŸ˜…


The last official writing about the house was when we had just finished demo and the bathroom was getting nearer completion and drywall was beginning 😳

Now, it is a completely renovated and pretty much totally finished project 😱

Where to begin πŸ€”

I’ll be showing BEFORE and AFTER pictures side by side, to allow you to see how it has truly changed 😱

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The Perfect Four Words

Friday Oct 27th –

”Twas a town day once again and grocery buying, my job cleaning, curtain rod price comparing and toilet brush buying were the things most needed to be accomplished πŸ˜‰

Oh the glamour of new home ownership purchases 😜


Pizza was brought home for supper aaand that was pretty much my day πŸ’πŸ»

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The Secret Project

The secret project.

So by now, a whoooole lot of you know exactly what this ‘secret project’ is.

Turns out, we suck at secrets 😜

Anyways… *drumroll please maestro* …
We are on our way to being first time house owners!

I didn’t want to say anything earlier, just because the whole process wasn’t super finalized and there were still some questions and formalities but now we’ve talked with the seller, looked into papers and are working on getting it signed over to us and since most of you know anyways, I figured I might as well start typing ‘the house’ rather than ‘the secret project’ 😏

The opportunity to buy this house came up last year but since we weren’t sure of our plans and how long we’d be in Europe, it didn’t happen for us and we knew it wasn’t the Lords will just then.

I know I’m closer to my parents now then I ever was way over in Holland, but I still wanted to be in the same area as them to a point and the house is a five-minute drive away and the seller was now ready to sell, so… it looks like we’ve found our starter home πŸ˜‰

It needs ‘love’, as a cousin so wisely phrased itπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

It’s a fixer upper for sure but since we know the seller to a point, they gave us permission to begin construction, or more like, DE-construction, before we’d officially transferred all the needed papers and since Mike has no patience, he took them up on the offer 😏

So we have been tearing out, ripping up, figuring what needs changing and what to buy first, for the past couple of weeks and it’s going decently well… but you know those home reno shows you see with a happy couple in full agreement, always?

Ya, those are fake 😜

It will be getting an almost complete renovation and ideas are flying and yes it will be lots of work and stress and decisions but it is exciting to be able to make it our own and we’re just thankful a house in our price range and the area we were interested in, came up and we have the summer to work on it and a place to stay while we do so πŸ˜‰

So, that’s ‘the secret project’… our first house

Jem Moment πŸ—πŸ’πŸ’‘

We officially own an apartment 😱

After being technically houseless since June and living with each set of parents, today was the awaited day… papers were signed, keys handed over and voilΓ !

We almost didn’t have it today because an official English translator wasn’t present at the reading of the papers.
We had been told one wouldn’t be needed, only to find out today that one indeed was needed and getting a court ordered translator isn’t a one day (or sometimes even a one week) process.
Thankfully they found a way around it we were able to get it all done as previously intended 😁

We now have a house on the 8th floor ⬆️

Sneak peak at our 50 square feetπŸ˜β¬†οΈ

Be prepared for many house pictures, cleaning stories and decoration discussions coming upπŸ˜‰

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