So I am sorry I have only been posting the weekly updates with my pregnancy but we have had a lot going on. As most of you might remember we put our house up for sale last May. We were getting pretty discouraged and anxious when the one year mark came and went. We had about a dozen showings while it was on the market, but it just wasn't the perfect match for any of them.
Then we had a couple with a small child look at our house. They were looking for their first home and they really liked ours. We found out they put an offer in on another house - bummed - Then we received a call from our realtor and we were told that they want to withdraw the offer on the other house and make an offer on ours. They made an offer that we had said we would accept. This all happened in mid May.
We were told that it could be a while because they were getting a USDA loan - that was fine because we did not have a house to move into yet. I sent a message to the owner of a house that we looked at a year ago (for sale by owner) and told her we wanted to look at it again. She sent me a message back saying they had accepted another offer just days before! What luck we have! So back to house hunting it was for us...
I started slowly packing things we did not need and it seemed never ending! We decided to start putting things in storage (i.e. my mom's barn, Tim's brother's barn, & Tim's Parents' house). We went back and forth about building and we looked at different houses on the market. The first builder we contacted dealt with modulars, which we thought would be cheaper, gave us a quote that was way out of our range. We went back to house hunting, we ended up finding on that met what we wanted and it had a swimming pool. It was in a great location too. Turns out our bad luck was still with us and the owner accepted another offer.
Back to square one, again.
Our realtor is amazing, she suggested calling a building she knew just to get a price from him. He ended up being a great guy and had a quote that was in our range (almost $40,000 less than the modular with better quality.) We had a plot of land already in mind and he met us there to look at it. He is just one of those guys that you feel good about working with and he is easy to talk to and ask questions.
We have decided to build - Tim drew up the plans for a 3 bedroom two bath home. We are pretty excited. The land needed to be subdivided so we could close with the bank anytime after the 22nd of August. Fingers crossed it is close to that because we were given a 12 week build time-frame. We are looking at the end of November/ beginning of December as a move in time.
Most of our stuff was out of the house already in anticipation of the closing being close. We just had our bed sets, kitchen items, and living room items. Tim's brother and Michelle came over to help lift heavy items and take loads to storage.
Our little family has officially moved in with Tim's parents. They are currently in Maine, probably a good thing because their house is a complete mess. It is so hard to pick and choose what you will need in the next few months - especially with the change of seasons. My goal for tomorrow on my day off is to pack for our trip to Maine on Wednesday and to clean the house and get things a little more organized.
We are expecting a closing sometime this week... fingers crossed it is sooner rather than late, I am ready to stop paying for electric ;)
I definitely over did it yesterday. My back and my hips hurt today. We were both dead on our feet last night.
Phew this probably should have been a two part story. I wanted to catch you all up, but I did not want to jump the gun with the announcement just in case things fell through.
In other news today is a big day! Mason turns 3 today, yes 3! How did this happen? My little buddy has a blossoming personality and definitely has his own opinions and attitude.
Hopefully I can get an update up for tomorrow :)
Happy Birthday to my wonderful little guy!