Recently my fiancé and I decided it was time for us to give up our role as property virgins and purchase our first home. We had been living in a one bedroom apartment up until the point it flooded due to a burst pipe in the sprinkler system. The apartment complex handled the situation badly and didn't take the proper steps to repair the damage.
After that we were forced to move out and were gratefully given the opportunity to stay with his parents until we could find a home. After a month of searching we thankfully found our DREAM home with the help of an amazing realtor.
Now we are learning what it's like to be home owners. There is constant work to make things the way WE love it and indefinite work to keep it clean enough for my standards.
Here's my handy fiancé mowing our enormous backyard.
<3 Kelly Jean