It all started June of 2010. Our good friends on the other side of the block were moving. To a bigger house in a nicer neighborhood. I was a sounding board for her. She would email me houses she was looking at and I would dream with her. Then she moved. I found myself still looking at the websites that had houses for sale. I started to think about moving too. I started to get really annoyed at the neighbors loud music 10 feet from my bedroom window. I started to pester my husband about the possibility of a new house.
Long story short (er) we managed to rent our house, obtain a loan and move into our dream house a year and 1/2 later. Nice, eh?