For some time, our family had been torn between the choice of staying in our own home, or moving to a council house that was better equipped for our disabled daughter Katie.
Last year, the council offered us a local house that had become empty. By the time we went to visit, we had already driven past many times wondering if, and that was a big if, we could imagine building a life in there?
I started imagining where things would go and what colours we could paint the walls. Holly and Katie had already picked a room - and obviously decided on a pink one.
The estate agents all said we would be better off renting it than selling it, so that was what we decided to do. Thankfully, through word of mouth, a reliable family quickly fell in love with our old home and wanted to become our tenants.
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