Did I mention that we are moving? This weekend?
Well, ever since we sold our house we have been in a flurry of excitement. I've barely started packing and here it is, Thursday already...
Here is the news so far. Our house closes on Friday the 10th but needed to move this weekend if we wanted help since this is the last weekend before we close. In many ways I am going to miss this house. It has caused us a lot of trials but we have definitely come to call it our "home." We've put a lot of time, $ and work into it, Maggie has never lived anywhere else. In many other ways I am excited to move on and start another chapter of our lives although in this chapter the main characters find themselves completely stressed over finding another place to live.
Since we haven't even decided on where to live we ended up renting from PODS. I've never moved with a POD before but it looks to be very convenient. We will load up our POD, they will pick it up and replace it with a 2nd POD (hopefully we can cram everything into only 2) and then they will store them both at their storage facility until we find a place to move.
In the meantime we are at the mercy of several of our wonderful friends. We will be "house sitting" for the next month or more while we figure out what to do. We've been looking at a LOT of houses. In fact, I would go so far as to say that we have looked at over 15 houses now. Home prices are great but we are stuck with settling for something we don't love. Everything we looked at is either too small, too run-down (ugh, I do not want to buy a workhorse), too expensive, or some other problem. We are leaning toward too small for the sake of NOT having to put sweat and $ into it right after moving in. At this point we are looking for a "starter home" that will have good resale value and then consider moving again in 3-5 years.
So, that is where we are today. I'm not sure where we will be next week!