So why start a blog? When you start anything in life, you should figure out how and why you are doing it. We're in the middle of a global pandemic. I'm a Real Estate Agent and right now I'm at home with three kids -a preschooler, kindergartner and a first grader . My husband is still working full-time because he is deemed essential and to be perfectly honest... it's terrifying.
We have always hoped for the best and prepared for the worst , but this not anything we've ever been through before so we have no idea how to prepare. We've been focusing our energy more than ever on our home but that's nothing new. When we first bought our now forever home it was bank-owned, condemned and uninhabitable - more of an abandoned house than a home. I can't remember driving up to it and at the time we had a newborn and a two year old. My husband said says " I'll go first " so he headed in with the realtor quickly came out and said "Absolutely not" .We had previously discussed when we started this house search that we wouldn't take on a full house rehab again. We had just finished renovating a 3000 sq ft 1800's farmhouse in Maine and I think he was looking for a "Needs a fresh coat of paint" type of house . So I began to walk through and knew right away the scope of this house, total gut job, right down to the studs.
I don't even think I walked through the entire second floor to be honest because after the first bedroom with walls and ceilings covered in chicken poop , I thought for sure someone was about to jump out at me.
I walked past chicken coop room back down the stairs and past the giant black mold carpets and out the door. I sat down next to my two year old exhausted from our day and said " This is a lot" he shook his head up and down and then said "but do you hear how peaceful it is here?" we both looked around not a neighbor in sight and the only sounds were birds. Just like that I looked at the realtor and said " We would like to put an offer in "
Oh ya have I mentioned we're absolutely crazy...but in a good way of course. We closed on the house on our 4th wedding anniversary which happens to be on June 4th. I'm a big believer in signs and I knew it was meant to be.
HI, I'm Meagan -aka Meg, I'm here to share what it's like Living, Working & renovating life on Cape Cod . We're making our house a home one renovation at a time. Home wasn’t built in a day, but the journey is half the fun.