We began our house hunting officially last Wednesday, but really I’d been combing the classifieds for military housing www.ahrn.com for months. This house kept catching my eye when ever it appeared on my search findings but I figured it probably hadn’t been removed and had already been rented.
Turns out it hadn’t and was the first place and only stand alone home we looked at. We saw about 5 others, all very nice, apartments and duplexes but this one we liked best. It’s a four bedroom two and a half bath with a little back yard and a view of the Dolomite mountains that really sealed the deal for us. A few added bonuses are a mudroom/laundry room, a little square room (it’s technically called a bedroom, but will be my writer’s nook) and a closet under the stairs ah-la Harry Potter!
We began the contract process today and hope to have it back in our hands very soon. After which Base Housing will have to come in and inspect the home to make sure it’s “livable” and review the contract before we can make it official. Next week is Holy week and then Monday is a holiday here so I’m not expecting to move in immediately. However, we have a place we’ll call home and that is the important thing.
I can’t express enough how anxious we are to be settled. After two years of living apart and not in our own space, having some place that is ours again will be delightful.