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Big Changes

Sunday, March 10, 2013

What a whirlwind the last week has been. We left on vacation last Saturday, and that Thursday evening, we got a call from our realtor that we had an offer on our house! After 4 months, someone wanted to buy it. So Friday we counter-offered, they accepted, we squealed, and urgently got all the paperwork together before we took off. We are making a move out of town to a five-acre parcel in the country, only about 4 miles away. But the purchase of that house was contingent on selling ours, and the contract time was about up for us buying the new house. So thanks to the skillfulness of our realtor, the timeliness of our buyers, and our realtor praying for a workable solution, this move is really happening!

OMG - it's really happening!

We've been in this house for 17 years, and still have boxes of things from the kids. We're moving into a home with the same square footage, but less rooms, so it's time to downsize. I'm silently freaking out inside - how am I going to mix work with packing, arranging, deciding, hauling, cleaning. Yikes! The vacation was really nice, because I put all these thoughts on the back burner and just enjoyed the vacation. We went with friends, and so it was a great distraction. But now? Yep, now I'm freaking out.

So, our work begins. I'm making lists today. We should close on our house March 25 and then close on the new house March 28. Then we have until April 7 to be completely moved out of here. Our buyers graciously have given us 2 weeks rent-free to move (wonderful!!!) since they are buying our house as a second home and plan on remodeling. So, everything is doable - except squeezing that Day Job in there.

Maybe I should look at this as a blessing - I'll be so dang busy, I won't have time to snack! And I'll get lots of good exercise in packing and hauling boxes up and down stairs and around and about. It will all be good in the end. Just makes for a crazy spring!

Oh - I have two neat photos to share from our vacation. The first is a javalina that cruised through the patio restaurant at The Golf Club at Vistoso near Tucson - they eat most anything and I guess he was just hungry, but what a strange sight to see him right next to your table! The other was a hummingbird nest with the mom/dad protecting its contents. The nest was only about an inch high. Way cool.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/13/2013 3:59PM

    Congratulations on your new home!

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PINETREEGIRL 3/13/2013 3:42PM

    Congratulations on your new house! 5 acres sounds exceptional, especially in that beautiful country you live in.

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/13/2013 2:09AM

    I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to see pics of your new home. Sounds like a dream. What a beautiful area for a vacation!

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SUSANELAINE1956 3/12/2013 9:03PM

    Congratulations on the sale of your house. Exciting times coming up! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation. emoticon

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CARTOONB 3/11/2013 11:49PM

    Congratulations! I'm excited for you!

Cool pictures too!

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KLAD_COCKERS 3/11/2013 12:29PM

    That javalina kind of looks like a warthog from your picture . . . I've never seen one before.

Good luck with packing and getting ready to move. It's a lot of work, but it'll so be worth it in the end!

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AELARLEE1 3/11/2013 12:10PM

    Moving?? Wow, so am I!! Only I am going just across the street. We close on the 20th of this month. Because of the kind of deal it is we don't have to sell our house first, but will put it on the market April 1. We have spent the last two months trying to get it ready. AND we are doing a real renovation at the new place. So we both have big things happening!!

So excited for you!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/11/2013 11:10AM

    Great news! Sounds like things will be crazy for you for a little bit. But you will get things done!

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MURRAYGOLD 3/11/2013 10:29AM

    Terrific news about the upcoming move. Loved the photo of the javelina...I live in Oro Valley, just a few miles from where you were on vacation. Sorry you missed some of our warmer weather...we will be in the 80s this week! Think of the calories burned, packing all those boxes!

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/11/2013 12:41AM

    Wonderful news ! I loved your photos! I am sure you will get everything sorted for the move.

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GCHUNG 3/10/2013 8:07PM

    woo hoo !!! that's wonderful. Glad you had a stress free vacation and talk about spring cleaning!!! Sounds like time for a great yard sale.

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DAISYBELL6 3/10/2013 1:02PM

    Fantastic! I wish you energy and extra time!


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    It's wonderful that everything has worked out with the houses. I know you'll get everything done - including your day job.

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4DOGNIGHT 3/10/2013 12:46PM

    Wonderful news for you! We sold our house and bought a new one in 4 days and then moved in a couple of weeks. Worth it though, get it over with quickly. Goodwill here we come.

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