I don’t know when I will actually hit the publish button on this, but I am starting this on March 25th. Currently, today has been one of the worst days of the year. The day started with a bruised hip, knee, and bleeding hand thanks to the unexpected snowfall in Alexandria that lead to my crashing into pavement while walking. But. The ever daunting and powerful but. It may be my last full winter and spring in Alexandria – not in the DC area though. We are looking to expand move beyond our condo. Plus, you all have seen the cramped soap closet debacle. With interest rates being low, the husband and I decided to venture into the land of homeownership.
The problem is, have you looked at prices in Alexandria, VA?
To get the goal: his and her kitchens; we would have to move outside the beltway. (cue deathly music) THE SUBURBS. (dun dun dun)
First of all, when you tell people your requirement is his & her kitchens, they are a little shocked. Then they tell you that is actually against code. Good thing I don’t need a full kitchen – we are installing a permit-friendly wet bar so everything remains legal. It turns out, you get a lot more for your money in the ‘burbs. I know traffic drives people to drink, but wine bars are standard in owner’s suites! Had I known that, I would have been movin’ on Westward a long time ago!
And this bath tub. Wouldn’t it be a perfect spot to test our bath bombs in?
Fast forward a bit, it is May now and all the paperwork is done. The mortgage documents have been submitted. The offer has been accepted and the permit process has started!
Wait, the PERMIT process you ask?
Yup – we are building a house/soap factory! And THIS is the new location of Old Town Suds, LLC
Isn’t she a beauty? Ok, imagine walls, shelving, a real floor, a sink, dishwasher, and well, I could keep going on and on and on. This Fall, we will be holding our first Cold Process soap making classes in our new space! We will have a combination of demonstration & hands-on style classes – JUST in time for you to make all of your holiday gifts! Make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our classes. We will also have a few other surprises – beyond making soap – up our sleeve. You want to be on this list, trust me.