One! (ala HGTV's House Hunters. . . get it?) We have a contract! We're closing on July 31st. Sorry to keep you all in suspense, but yesterday was spent ironing out a few details, and I'm superstitious enough that I didn't want to "jinx" it by saying anything too early.
I'm excited to "show" you the new place in pictures. It has a little more elbow room for all of us with a beautifully finished family room in the basement, in addition to the family room upstairs. The 3-car garage has lots of room, so Dan will have room to tinker on cars and put his workshop. I LOVE the kitchen! Lots of space, an island and a nice big window that overlooks the backyard. The best thing is, it is freshly painted (in colors I might have chosen myself -- except the dining room, but it's no emergency), and there's no "fixing up" to be done. We'll want to give it our own special touch, but overall, it is just fine. Yay!! This is a first for us. Our first two homes came with project lists a mile long.
Honestly, I prayed my way through this, which has to be the only reason we found a buyer for our place in eight days and then found a house that we love. It's a slow market. Houses can sit for months and the inventory is so low.
So, now I'm all about making lists. Three weeks doesn't seem like enough time to pack up our household in boxes and get it moved. And we're just going across town. I can't imagine traveling across country and starting over with doctors and schools and . . . hardest of all, friendships. I'm such a homebody, that this move is major enough for me.