Dear Jack: We’re Building A New House In Spring Hill, TN

3 years, 9 months.

Dear Jack: We Just Bought A New House In Spring Hill, TN

Dear Jack,

Two weeks ago I told you all about how our family had a great afternoon at GlowGolf. Now I’m going to tell you what happened earlier that morning…

We bought a brand new house in Spring Hill, TN!

Well, I guess the way I’m supposed to word it is, “We are building a house in Spring Hill.”

Right now, our family’s new home is a concrete slab, surrounded by loose dirt. (These pictures feature both our lot as well as the model home.)

We are scheduled to close on January 29, 2015. (Lord willin’!)

I love that because it means we have several months to figure out whether we will be selling or renting out the townhouse we own now. And it also means we have several more months to continue throwing money into savings to prepare for the transition.

While this big decision may seem a bit random, it’s far from it.

Dear Jack: We're Building A New House In Spring Hill, TN

Mommy’s hobby for the past couple years has been researching houses. Why?

We live in a 2 bedroom townhome. It’s not a very inviting space for visitors, including family.

Also, we have recently learned just how important it is to live in Williamson County if you live in Nashville, as compared to living in Davidson county.

Dear Jack: We're Building A New House In Spring Hill, TN

Our new house, in the bedroom community of Spring Hill, will have 4 bedrooms and a bonus room in Williamson County. It’s going to be quite a step up for us.

I’m really looking forward to it!

Dear Jack: We're Building A New House In Spring Hill, TN

We’ll finally have a lawn. And amazingly, I won’t have to buy a mower… the $75 monthly HOA fee includes them mowing our front and back lawn!

So this subject will obviously be showing up a lot in my letters to you. Buying a new house is a huge deal and will be a big part of our lives.

Fortunately, Mommy and I were able to get through the paperwork surprisingly well thanks to the in-house agent cleverly buying a remote control dump truck, as well as helium balloons a head of time.

Regarding the balloons, you proclaimed, “I can do my ‘hi-yah!’ moves!”

Dear Jack: We're Building A New House In Spring Hill, TN

This decision didn’t come easy. We have been so strict with our budget: no smart phones, no cable TV; basically no eating out at restaurants.

But that enabled us to have a respectable down payment on this new house.

And I know good and well these next several months leading up to the move will have their legitimate amounts of stress…

But hey, our family is ready!

Love,

Daddy

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