Back in December, we made a quick (instantaneous) decision that we needed to move. We had a few safety issues come up and felt like moving to a new place where only a few people would know the address was our best option. We packed up our whole house, found a house the same week, and were completely moved by January 2nd. I loved our old house - moving was not something we really wanted to do at the time, but on the other hand, it gave us an opportunity to finally have a rental property! We spent the last few weeks making some repairs, painting, and cleaning everything. We handed the keys over to a property manager on a Sunday, and she had it rented in less than two days!
We bought the 'old' house in March of 2011, just a few weeks after the fire. In July, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary. In August of 2011, I quit my day job and started working full time on The Violet Room. In January of 2012, we found out we were finally expecting our first child - and then later, in October, he was born on the bathroom floor. ;) Arlo learned how to crawl and walk in the front living room. He said his first words here! Rusty and I (and Arlo!) grew so much within these walls and I cherish the memories that were made there. Thankfully, our property manager has found a family that seems to love it as much as we did!
We plan on being in our 'new' home until at least December of this year, but we're already thinking of where we'll end up next. We're throwing around so many ideas!