The last few weeks have been whirlwind, but today we made some decisions. We are going to sell our home. That's hard to write, especially not knowing where we will be going. We met with a Realtor today are are planning on listing our home as of the first of April. That gives me ten days to get ready.
Ok, if you have read this blog for any length of time you may understand my slight (!) feelings of overwhelmedness. This could be why I am blogging at 4:30 in the morning. I don't know. We love our home and we have decorated it to suit us.
What does that mean? We have a lot of treasures. Otherwise known as stuff to other people. I basically need to make it look like we don't live here. Not that I am packing up everything, though that will begin soon enough. I am packing up all my pretty little things leaving out only the more...stylish...pieces. We'll also be moving out some of the furniture pieces to make everything look not as crowded. Holycowwhyarewedoingthisnow?
One reason is that there are several home buyers' tax credits that end soon and because now is the time of year people are buying and selling in our area. We would like to sell while we can.
We are not entirely sure what we will do when it sells, but we may rent for awhile close to Sweetheart's job to cut down on quite a bit of our monthly expenses to save up and pay off all remaining debt (one vehicle and student loans.) We may see about purchasing an inexpensive place if we can find one in that area instead. I just don't know.
All of that is a decision for another day when we have a better idea of what is out there. This also helps us decide on a midwife as we will be heading north and closer to one that will be fine. That decision takes a load off as well.
Knowing I won't be planting my garden this year is hard, but since I knew canning wasn't going to happen too much with the baby arriving in September it does become one less thing to have to try to keep up with. I will miss it though.
So, while I may pop on here now and again just to take a break a blow off steam, I will simple not be able to be on the computer and still be able to do all I need to do. I will also not be visiting others until this is done. I will check emails and comments, so feel free to write if you are so inclined. I didn't want to just disappear and have anyone wonder why.
This is such a huge deal for us. We love our home. We have a lot of wonderful memories. We live close to Grandma. I finally have friends here. There are a lot of good things about moving too, and I think this is a good decision for us as we work towards some of our goals, but at the moment I am sad.
So, I have a big job ahead of me. If you think of me, please pray. I'll be needing it.