We sold our house. (*Happy dance!*)
We decided to list the house with a realtor the week before leaving for vacation. We got an offer two days later. Actually the day that Shannon and John and Gabe were visiting. (Thank goodness they were so sweet about me taking calls all day.) Then, we did some back and forth and finally came to an agreement while we were vacationing.
Wow. That’s what I was thinking.
Now that the inspection is over, I felt comfortable sharing it on the blog. (Hopefully I don’t jinx it.) And because we’ll be out of town again in mid-September, we have begun packing and moving.
I got the dining room all boxed up. You wouldn’t believe how much STUFF can fit in those hutches. A lot.
We hope to be completely moved to the new house around Labor Day. Which means that last weekend, Ryan and his dad installed the water heater (hot water could be helpful) and Ryan’s mom and I cleaned the new house from top to bottom (still so much dry wall dust)…
It’s looking so good.
Don’t you love the curtains? Ryan and I got them all up on Saturday. They are a little more see-through than expected, but I ordered some curtain liners to block the light. And at least there’s a little privacy for the time being with the pretty texture I love in bamboo shades.
The shower curtain will likely be changed. I love the pattern, but I want something a little more subdued. I’ll use that curtain elsewhere. (I found it months ago on clearance.) And for now, we have a curtain.
It’s beginning to feel a little more like home. Which is good, because in less than a week, it will be. For all intents and purposes.
My parents and brother bear also helped us move some of the big stuff over the weekend to get started with the move.
The dining room is filling up.
Don’t worry, I’m not leaving all the stuff out. I just figured it was easier to get all the frames up and out of the way until I decide what to do with them.
This head start leaves us with a living space that looks like this.
There’s a serious echo in here. The pugs don’t know what in the world is going on.
Oh yeah, and we still need to pack up everything else we own. Our entire lives.
(And as an aside, I have not begun to think about the fact that we are leaving our first home within the next few weeks. The home that we love and made our own and will likely miss terribly. So, please don’t ask. Okay, maybe I’ve thought about it a little.)