Note: I wrote this last night but I didn’t get around to publishing it until this morning — Sorry!
I am so tired! Running on 4 hours of sleep and house hunting for 13 hours is enough to do anyone in!
We met with a realtor in the town of Tega Cay and Baxter (both in South Carolina) to check out homes! It was SO exciting because we’ve been renting together for 2.5 years.
Walking over the threshold of the first home we looked at:
The first home was in Tega Cay, which is a mostly residential community. We’re checking out South Carolina because the property taxes are MUCH lower than North Carolina. This first house wasn’t anything special from the curb, but when I walked in, I discovered it was 3 stories and had an outside deck on each level!
Next, we decided to check out a small area called Baxter, which is DEFINITELY more "our speed." It appealed to the Urban Planner in me because it’s a mixed-use development and you can walk from the homes to parks, a running trail, a shopping area, and several restaurants (like a wine bar AND a British pub!).
The second home we looked at was nice, but it was too small.
The third home was perfect! I want this one so badly. It’s a corner lot, has a picket fence (!!), fronts a green space, has a detached garage, and has a nice little yard for the dogs.
Love it. We’re not actively looking to buy anything (the Husband has 1 year left of school in Orlando still), but checking out houses gave us a good idea of what we could afford in the area.
Here are my eats of the day.
Mid-morning snack: 1/2 a box of a single serving Kashi Heart to Heart.
Lunch was from Subway. I had a 6 inch wheat sammie with turkey, pickles, lettuce, mustard, and onions. With a side of baked BBQ Lays.
Mid-afternoon snacks…. a True Delight bar.
Dinner included a side salad…
And peel and eat shrimp, steamed veggies, and wild rice (not shown). I ate about 1/2 of everything.
I’m BEAT! We’re finally in Charlotte, and our new hotel has a really great gym (I walked in and checked it out). But it’s 10:15 and I’m way too tired to run, so I’m going to hit the hay and wake up early to sneak in a run and the Shred before everyone rises.
Describe YOUR dream home! Ours would be 2 stories, Colonial or Queen Anne style, have 3 – 4 bedrooms, a garage, a fenced in backyard, and be within walking distance to a park, shops, and restaurants.