Wanted to pop in and give you all an update on our adventures. It has been crazy busy around here! Since early February, we have been preparing our house to put it on the market. Lots of pre-packing, de-cluttering, trips to storage unit, trips to the dump, cleaning, organizing and home improvement projects going on. Well, on March 30th we put our house on the market!
Just three short days later (really, only two since Easter Sunday was a holiday), we got an offer! With a few adjustments and a counter offer, the contract was accepted and signed by Friday! Phew! Six days from market to contract! All our work paid off!
THEN.... that same Friday night, we went to look at a house that had just come on the market. It's in the area of town that I grew up in, it's close to my mom and my sisters, 15 minutes from work, and seemed to have all the elements we needed, and we knew it would go quickly.
We LOVED it, and submitted our offer the next morning. By Sunday afternoon, our offer was accepted! So, in the span of 8 days, we put our house on the market, sold it, and bought another one! WOW!
Many of you have probably seen this on my Facebook page, but just in case... I'll share it here. This is a picture of my new studio! Can you stand it? (I can't believe it!) Windows, skylights, natural light, and it's just beyond my wildest dreams. I would've been completely happy with a finished, or even unfinished, basement, but this? OMG!
This week has been consumed with scheduling inspections, gathering paperwork for the bank, and generally running on adrenaline to get everything turned around quickly, all while trying to keep things under control at my "pay the bills" job.
These are all GOOD issues to have. Busy, busy, busy, but in the end we will have a new house, in a new location, which will fit our lives so perfectly!
Tomorrow I'll head to work for the day... after work I'm going to my Mom's and we're heading downtown to see "Les Miserables" at the theatre. This will be the fourth time we've seen Les Mis - it's our all-time favorite show. Then, I'll take Mom home and drive to my twice-a-year "Stamp Camp"! I'm so excited to get there because I'll actually have time to CREATE! And I'll get to see all my lovely art friends.
Then it's back to work next week... and the week after that? OMG... it's time to head north to New Jersey for Ranger U!
It's been a wildly busy year so far, but so exciting to be working towards so many dreams and seeing them come true! Sorry I haven't had much to share artistically, but hopefully my weekend away will change that. Hope everyone is enjoying Spring.