Today is the day. The one-year anniversary of getting the keys to our brand new house. There are no balloons, there’s no cake, and there are no gifts being exchanged. Just this note in my blog.
Twelve days from now (Aug. 29) marks the end of our second year in Killeen, but somehow that’s not quite as big to us as moving into the house.
Our opinions on the house haven’t changed much since we moved in; we still love it.
We’re still glad we bought the smallest house available in our neighborhood; not only is the design better than some of the others, but it looks like we’ll have it paid off in half the time (at our current rate of making payments, the mortgage will be gone in about 12-15 years instead of 30). Also, the smaller size means saving money on electric bills and energy spent cleaning and maintaining.
There’s not much more to be said that I haven’t already posted in the last year: we added a few shelves, painted the garage, and seeded the back yard.
In the future, we plan to touch up the paint in a few places it’s been scratched or dinged. And we might even paint a room or two a different color, but nothing fancy.
We’re still looking for the right table/chairs combination for a corner nook in our master bedroom, a storage bench for the foot of our bed, a diagonal corner shelving unit for the dining room, and few other minor accessories.
Also, we continue to note things we’ve learned in the past 17 months (since signing off on the construction) that will hopefully help us the next time we buy or build a house.