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If you've followed me for awhile you know that we have moved quite a few times within the last 5-6 years. Once our children moved out of the home and we retired, we decided to downsize and try to move closer to our children. In the course of selling our home and finding a new one, we moved into 2 fixer-uppers. We moved into these homes, lived there for a few years and remodeled as we lived there. And I've documented these extensive remodels on this blog along with another reno from a summer house we owned for 9 years back in the 90s....making a total of 3documented remodeling projects in 20 years.....20 years.
Somehow, though, some commenters out there think these renovations qualify me as a "Real Estate Flipper", as if that's a bad thing. I'm here to testify, I am not a Flipper. A "Flipper" is someone who buys a fixer-upper to renovate over the course of a few weeks or months, then sell it or rent it for profit. By the way, there is no shame in this way to make a living! However, we do not do this. We have made all these houses our homes. Period.
I know I shouldn't let these negative comments bother me, but I think I need to clarify what we've been doing with these properties. Also, I am offended that a Flipper is looked down upon by some. Mostly, though, it has caused me to wonder why I should continue to share my life just to be judged harshly by folks. I may start sharing again, but right now, I'm inclined to just live my life and not take my precious time to share it.
Please know we are now finished refurbishing our new home which we moved into about 2 years ago, and we're quite happy finally settled into our new hometown. We are thrilled to be just a few minutes away from our daughter and two of our grand kids, and a few hours car ride away from our other children and grands. We're traveling now, and I'm sewing a little again. Our youngest daughter had a beautiful wedding over which her brother presided (just lovely), and we gained a fun new son-in-law. Health-wise, I continue to get stronger, and I'm feeling well. Our garden and yard are works in progress, but we're enjoying the ride.
So, on that note, I do wish you all well, and may God Bless you and keep you.