Whelp, we're about to move for the first time in our married life. Now it's not anywhere excited or adventurous but it is practical for what we need.
Currently we reside in a 3 bedroom(we're only able to use 1), 1 bathroom basement apartment with our rent being $600 a month, INCLUDING utilities. All-in-all, we've had it pretty sweet. Derek's uncle owns the house and has been so good to us in regards to when we pay our rent, helping us out when we were short a few months and allowing us to get our most adorable puppy Charlie. We absolutely love living here and the freedom that we get with having our "own" place. We also really enjoy having our own kitchen, bathroom, washer/dryer, and our bedroom. It has been the perfect place for our first year of marriage. Not to mention, my mother-in-law lives upstairs so we get to visit with her any time we want! However due to my inability to fully pay for college and having to get student loans, we've decided that we just aren't able to pay our rent any longer and thus need to move.
My wonderful mom and stepdad have been gracious enough over the past almost 3 years to take excellent care of my mother's brother, Uncle Pat. Unfortunately, Uncle Pat passed away a week ago and is finally in a better place and no longer suffering. My parents, in their never ending quest to always help their children, have agreed to let my husband and I move in with them. We will be downgrading from the freedom of our apartment, to the cozy comfort of the master bedroom of their house.
Don't worry, we're not stealing the master from them. Whoever built their house put the master in the basement and my parents didn't want to sleep down there so it's rotated from my sister, to me, to my brothers, and now back to my husband and I. We've been trying to figure out over the last few days how in the world we are going to fit all of our things into one bedroom. Granted we have a walk-in closet and a bathroom but trust me, it's going to be a very tight fit lol.
We're definitely going to miss living in our "home" but are excited for this opportunity to live with my parents, save money, get my student loans paid down (or paid off), and spend more time with my side of the family. We're also especially grateful to my parents for being so willing to help us out, even if it will be a little inconvenient for them and cause some stress until everything gets settled.
Well, we've got a week to move out/in so I best get off here and get to packing! Once our new "home" is set up, I'll post some pictures!