With Nicki's internship potentially leading to a job offer down the road we decided that we would start looking for a house here in Searcy. We had our eye on a small rock cottage near downtown so we called the realtor. After seeing the home we fell in love and made an offer, which was accepted the next day.
It was built in 1934 and is in amazing shape for a house that old. There is not much work to be done, although we may do some work on one of the bathrooms and some kitchen re-arranging. The walls and doors are original and very charming. My favorite part is the bonus room that used to be the back porch untill the early 50's when the owners enclosed it. There is a detached garage that was probably built for a Model T cause it seems a bit too narrow for most modern vehicles.
The house is right across from the Westside church of Christ where my family attends and where we attend on Wednesday nights. The home was actually owned by the church and used as a parsonage untill the early 70's. One of the preachers who lived there baptized my grandparents so there is some neat history behind it for me.
The neatest thing for me is going to be the fact that I am making Searcy a more permanent home. I grew up here and although I never yearned to leave, I never thought I would stay. So buying a house that I used to drive by almost everyday is sort of strange. Come back later to check the pics.