Sunday, February 7, 2016


We are moving......again.  This time it will be a much better home for us.  While it only has 3 bedrooms and we would prefer 4, it has plenty of space for our family, AND it comes with a bonus.  A separate 2 car garage that my husband can keep his business equipment in.  We will split the rent of this place between our personal finances and the business finances.

If we don't move we will have to rent a place for my husband's business.  This way we can run the business out of the house with no problem.  This means my husband will be home more.

To fill you all in, back in October we purchased another lawn service business.  We integrated it into our existing business and it is bringing in about $12,000 of additional profit a year. This helps a lot.

Right now we are regularly servicing about 120 customers with lawn maintenance.  We have about 500 total customers who use our services from time to time throughout the year but aren't on any regular maintenance plan.  We will also be hiring another full time worker making our full time employee total 2 and will use our son as part time help as well.

Back to the move.  We love this new house because it has a ton of storage.  It has a huge unfinished space that we will use as attic storage, a two car attached garage with additional storage area in there, a separate two car garage with full attic storage above that. The master bedroom is on the first floor and the kids' bedrooms are upstairs giving us some separation.  Funny, a few years ago we were all living on top of each other in a travel trailer and having little problems.  Now we are seeking out separation.  LOL  I think it is just because they are teenagers.

The two girls will share a bedroom.  It should be interesting to see how that goes.  Right now they are in each other's rooms all the time but I know they do like their own rooms and their own privacy too.

We move the end of the month and then will clean our condo and get it ready to rent again.  The lease isn't up until the end of July but we are hoping that they will be able to rent it before then and we won't have to pay two rents for the next 5 months. Yikes!

We will be moving to "the country".  We will be surrounded on three sides by cow pasture.  We won't have any neighbors in shouting distance.  The kids can shoot their bows and arrows, play outside, and have privacy to be kids again (even though they are teens).  The house has a huge deck and a paved basketball area with a hoop.

I will have space for a garden again!  I have already begun thinking about how big I want it and what I am going to plant.

With the additional storage space and large pantry and attached garage we will be able to stock back up on our food storage and our emergency storage.

Did I mention that big bathtub in the master bathroom? Yeah, I will be spending some time in there.  I haven't had a good bathtub in YEARS!  I am looking forward to that too!

The one thing that I won't have is a space for crafts.  I am not quite sure where I will carve out a little space for my quilting, sewing and scrapbook stuff, but I am sure there will be somewhere.

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