Home Sweet Home: Sold

Karla and I are very excited (scared, delighted, and a bunch of other things) to announce that we have officially sold our house this evening! I know! Sold! Our very first house, and it’s sold. We have had four really great years of really great memories here on this street, and we will very much miss it. This has not only been our house, but also our home, and we will be very sad to leave.

Fortunately, that won’t be for a little while. Our official closing date is not until July, so we have some time to really prepare ourselves. I would imagine that there will be a lot of reflection happening here between now and then.

So Matt; So Karla… what’s next?” you ask. Well…

Matt & Karla’s House Plan Karla and I are very excited (scared, delighted, and a bunch of other things) to announce that we will be building a new home. Yes, not just a new house, but a new home. It will actually be built not that far from where we live now, less than 10 kilometers away. We have been searching for that “right place” for a while now and we found it, just on the edge of the city of Kingston. Close enough to enjoy the city amenities, but far enough away that we don’t feel cramped. To the right is a picture of what our home will look like when we are finished. It will be interesting to see a side-by-side comparison when we are actually done. Stay tuned for that.

During the next several months I will likely be blogging about this quite a bit. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to leave comments. We plan to make this a “smart house”, completely tech’d out, so for the geeks out there you may be interested in how I am planning this, what I am using, how I am doing it, and how it works out. This will be completely documented from beginning to end, so if you are interested in this sort of stuff you should find this interesting.

I have feeling that 2008 is going to be an exciting and eventful year!