So the original plan was to stay at an Extended Stay Hotel in the Orlando area while we looked around for a rental place. The reason we wanted to rent before we buy was because we wanted to have the freedom to look around for a year to see where we would like to officially plant ourselves. Having never been really anywhere in FL except WDW Property and the International Drive area, we wanted the time to explore.
While Carl was surfing the Net last week, he found a great listing for a rental home in our price range and in an area we were hoping for. Due to our privacy, we won’t be revealing our address, but we are happy to announce that we have signed the papers and it was officially ours TODAY!!!
We have rented a beautiful 3 bedroom home, with a huge great room, 2 bathrooms, great kitchen, and…. an attached pool area to the house!! We have never owned a large pool before, so we are SUPER excited about getting the chance to use this one.
Our family is over the moon excited with joy – and the best part??!? The kids are going to school in….. Celebration! Both Belle and Jessie are so excited, and the schools there are excellent, so we are super happy to not have that worry anymore. We have called both schools to see what the kids need, and we have an appointment for Jessie to get her physical before we leave WI for FL.
We will literally be living about 5 minutes from one of the Walt Disney World arches, and a stone’s throw away from the WDW Property line. Our new landlords have said they can hear fireworks from the Parks, and we are happy to have permanent neighbors on both sides.
More good news is that we should be able to move in around the time we arrive in FL, only having to stay at a Hotel for a couple of nights. They are letting us drop our things off when we first get there, so we don’t have to rent a storage unit for the bins.
Can you believe it? Our dream is coming true!!! We can actually have a VACATION our first week in FL instead of sweating out finding a place to live right away. We were never worried about finding one, but with the location we needed and the schools having to be awesome, we were happy to have been blessed ten-fold- THANK YOU LORD!!!!
So now we wait. Due to WI weather patterns, I had to wait on the yard sale for next weekend instead of this one. I have been working on it every day still, and I can’t wait to take pictures the morning of the sale to show you all what I have been up to. The house has become a storage unit and now with the home rented, we are itching to leave.
The Garage Sale, Prom, then the Goodbye/Emily Birthday Party and we will be almost to the finish line. We were so excited to share this news with all of you, as each of you have cheered us on and loved us through this past year of counting down. We can’t wait to take pictures of our new home in June, stay tuned!!