The next few weeks are going to be CrAZy!! A week ago, we received an offer on the house. We countered, she countered, we countered back and she rejected that. Then, we were given some help and were able to counter her back at her last price. We'll find out today if she's going to accept that or not. If not, the people that looked at the house Thursday night want to put in an offer. So, it's all very exciting! If the first lady gets it, she wants to close on August 21st. The weekend of our Pickle Fest run. But, we are planning to move sooner.
August 2nd we are going to be back home for a benefit for my godfather. He's my mom's brother and he has colon cancer that has spread to his liver. His treatments have been going fairly well, but he's got a long road ahead of him. He was remarried about a year ago and has 3 kids and 2 step-kids. His daughters are both grown and gone, but his son and step-daughters still live at home.
So, the week after the benefit we'll be loading a 30' enclosed trailer and taking off across the state. These cross state moves are terrible. At least this one we won't be moving for 3 months like the last time!! We still have WAY too much stuff and need to pare down to fit in our "new" house. Oh, we'll be moving back into our old house...the one we built in 2000/2001. The one we've been paying on for 3 years that never sold. The 2 bedroom, too small house that I love so much I can't bear the thought of selling. Yea, that one. I'm SOOOO excited to be moving back, but until this house sells and we can get the addition built, it's going to be a tight fight with 4 kids in a two bedroom house.
That's right, we're in the planning stages of an addition to the house. We're going to turn our deck into living space! The deck will be transformed into a new living room, which will make the old living room the new dining room, and the other half of the deck will be the new master suite...private bath with whirlpool soaking tub, shower, vanity, etc. and a large-ish (Tim says it's big, I think it's going to be too small...) bedroom with a WALK IN CLOSET!! YAY ME! I'm going to really enjoy that, I think! Tim and Adam have been hashing over the plans this week while they are working in Indiana. I'm so excited to see what they've come up with. I had grown so attached to that house and all the memories we had there. All the sweat we put into building it, and all the sweat our FRIENDS put into building it. The support we had while building the house was amazing!! It's going to be so nice to be back. Plus we have awesome neighbors and that just makes it even better!!
So, the next couple of weeks I will probably not be posting a lot with trying to get the packing done and getting ready to move and when we move, I don't have any idea what we're going to do for phone service and internet. We can't get the same company we have here and the company we had before we left was not great...very expensive! So, we're still planning what we're going to do about that. Maybe two cell phones and no internet? I don't know.
Anyway, all that to say WE'RE MOVING!!