It’s been 3 weeks since we moved.
Yes you heard me right, we sold our house, bought another house, and MOVED.
It all started mid-summer and completely came out of left field; it was totally unexpected.
Short version of the story… we always desired to live in another part of our town with hopes to eventually move there in a 3-5 years from now. Well, we’ve been thrown hurdles before and I’ve learned when you have a plan in mind, it never goes the way you think. Different from past hurdles though, this move was to a setting we’d had always dreamt about.
So it all happened one Sunday late in July when we went to an open house. The mister had his eye on this house for the year it had been on the market while I hadn’t given it a thought for a minute. The home was originally overpriced and needed work so it sat for a long time with little interest. As soon as we stepped inside, both the mister and I had ‘the feeling’. It was immediate. The location, the size, and the potential for us to put our “mark” on the house were ideal. It just felt right. We were there for over an hour and left with a phone call immediately to our realtor, who is a friend.
Within two days, we had negotiated a sale price. Mind you though, we weren’t planning on moving so even though we had tackled a lot of work on our house over the years, it wasn’t showcase ready. By that Thursday, I had whipped our home into shape, taken pictures, and our realtor listed it. The first viewing was Saturday and that evening they put in an offer. So in less than a week, we had essentially found a house and sold our house. We were feeling all the feels. Ecstatic, nervous, thrilled, scared, happy, sad… It was all happening so fast.
Within the following weeks, we had our inspection and met with contractors to review the scope of work we had planned before we moved in to the new house.
At some point along the way, there was no turning back and that scared the crap out of us, but in the same moment this house felt so right.
With any major transition, there were days and weeks that I was pulling my hair out. There were feelings of frustration. Of angst. There was a lot of organization, planning, and coordination with selling furniture, packing, moving, the closing, etc.
And then we said goodbye. Here’s a glimpse at all of us on the last day…
But all those parts are done and now we’re on to the construction part that’s brought its own challenges, hurdles, and frustrations. It’s also been an exciting ride because we are renovating a house that will soon be our home, we hope, for a long time!
So there you have it. We moved. I certainly never thought I’d be saying that.
Life certainly throws curveballs sometimes. Thankfully this curveball was a homerun!
Come visit the ‘before’ tour of our Brick Ranch Fixer Upper…