New/Old home on Knollwood Drive

I went house hunting and saw 4 homes my first day out … one was a twin home, one was a town home and two were single family homes.

The first home / twin home did not have a front room and overlooked a hoarders back yard. Not the view that I would like to see when I am out on my deck enjoying the great outdoors. I wasn’t sure if I would miss having a yard since being outside is what I love the most. Next …

The second home /single family, was cute and I thought I might have found a little gem, when to my surprise … there was no dining room. No place to eat in the kitchen either!!! I am not kidding you! I asked my realtor, “Where would I eat?” She pointed to the living room. Um. No.

The third home / town home was nice. It was fully finished and move in ready. It had yard and snow removal taken care of with homeowner fees. My thoughts were, “What would I do with my free time?”, “Where could I add my own touches to make it mine?”, “Could I live in something this small?”

The fourth home / single family had been on the market more than a month which is a long time for around here. It was seemed unique in the photos and I wasn’t sure that I would like it, but my realtor persuaded me to at least look at it. It was adorable! I fell in love instantly but since this was my first day looking and I had only seen 4 homes, there was no way that I could have found my forever home. Right?!

I couldn’t stop thinking about this home however, and since I was questioning my judgement about a lot of decisions I had made in my life I asked my daughter if she would go back to the home on Knollwood Dr and look at it with me. We walked through it again and she told me it was perfect for me and she understood why I was in love with it.

The home I fell in love with?

The journey that I am on doesn’t look like I thought it would, but I am looking forward again to the possibilities. I am looking at making changes and making this home mine. The neighbors are nice, helpful and I don’t feel alone here. I have many things to be thankful for and I am trying to focus on the positive. Things I have. Not things I have lost.

Thank you for being on this journey with me,



4 Responses to "New/Old home on Knollwood Drive"

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  1. Debbie Newton

    January 5, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    I am SO happy that you found a house that felt like a place to call home. I wish you much love, luck and happiness as you enter a new phase in your life.

  2. Joy2Journey

    January 8, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Thank you Debbie!

  3. Kathie Flood

    January 12, 2020 at 8:54 AM

    Congratulations on this next chapter! I can’t wait to see the touches you put on your new home.

  4. Joy2Journey

    January 13, 2020 at 4:25 AM

    Thank you! Everything I do makes it feel more and more like mine.

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