Things are really moving around here - no pun intended! The inspection on our house went well, and all the financing for the new owners seems to be in order. We are looking to close on April 2nd, so that means we need to be OUT by April 4th. CRAAAAZY.
I've been going through moments of sadness when I think about leaving. I moved around a lot as a kid, so I'm not usually emotional about moving. It just seemed to be part of life. This time it feels different. This was our first house as a married couple - our first really BIG purchase together. I was pregnant with Sammie in this house, and have decorated her room twice! She took her first steps down our long hallway (while I was teaching a card class no less). My CTMH business has been built in this house. We've experienced the lows of failed adoptions and the highs of welcoming Ruby into our home. I've redone her room THREE times in the seven and a half years we've lived here. There are so many memories contained within these walls, and it will be difficult to say goodbye.
But then, I start thinking about our NEW house. Yes! We put an offer on a new construction home a few miles away. We look to move in around April 30th or possibly sooner if it is finished early. Yesterday we got to go pick out carpet, tile, hardwoods, etc and it was so fun imagining what our new home would look like inside! It is so much BIGGER than what we have now. My classroom space will be more than double the size. Dave will have a whole garage bay just for his beer making! We'll have 4 bedrooms upstairs and one down (for the office), and we'll be just 2 minutes from Sammie's school. We're currently 20 min away, so my "commute" is dramatically cut down, for which I'm so grateful.
So while it is sad to leave the old, we are definitely looking forward to the new. :) I'll try to keep you all posted as we go along. Thankfully, Dave's parents have graciously allowed us to live with them in the interim, so we won't be homeless for a month! :) Now I get the joyful task of trying to figure out what to do with all our stuff!