Friday, March 15, 2013

In The Midst of Change

Sometimes events just take you by storm.

Such is how my life feels that past two weeks. We have had our house on the market for four months and had made an offer on another house, contingent on the sale of this one. Well, the contract was just about up and we didn't believe the owners of the new house would extend it for us, so we had given up on the thought of moving.

But one evening, our realtor called with an offer, we countered the next day, the buyers accepted, and then we went out of town on a scheduled vacation. The weirdest part, as if that whole scenario isn't weird enough, is that the buyers have never stepped foot in our house. The realtor showed it to them through Skype and they bought it! What a different world we live in these days.

So we got back Sunday from vacation and immediately stepped foot in the chaos of  planning, making lists, signing papers, getting our ducks in a row. Not to mention - packing!  What a week.

We are just moving out in the country. We decided that when the time comes to retire, we will just stay in our valley - we've been here more than 30 years and love it, so why move? My long arm will be out of commission for awhile, but our new house has a bedroom big enough for it and my sewing room. Guess it will be my Quilting Studio.

I am finishing up another quilt this week before I tear down my Gammill. I'm excited to be doing it as it will be published in an upcoming book by Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright.  Can't wait until it's revealed at Spring Market. Maybe I can show you then. Their first book was Circle of Nine and they recently had a second book some out, Log Cabin Quilts, The Basics and Beyond. Both are great!

So if you don't hear from me for awhile, this is why - I'M GOING CRAZY!!!!  We haven't moved in 17 years, and we are experts at 'keeping' stuff. So my work is cut out for me the next two weeks. Wish me luck!


  1. Congrats on your contract...I really hope everything works out for you! Now, the task of packing, that's the chore! Have a good weekend!
    Hugs, Loretta

  2. Isn't that amazing how things work out! I am happy that it all came together for you even if it was chaotic. Have fun moving. :)

  3. This is an exciting time for you! We moved in a similar fashion in 1997. Didn't even have our home up for sale but someone wanted to live on our street and made an offer. We looked at four houses on a Saturday, loved the fourth one, made an offer, sold our house and in one month, moved on T-giving day. Enjoy the journey!

  4. Exciting and Exhausting! When I moved down to Oregon, it happened very quickly and unexpectedly...Looking back, I think it was a good thing I didn't have time to stew over things. Soon you will be living happily in your new home!

  5. I'm soo happy for you that plans worked out as you wanted them to (well, kinda). I can relate to what you are going through tho. We did the same thing about 4 years ago. We had lived in a house about your same amount of time. And, we are keepers of *STUFF* too! (did I say that loud enough??? lol). And, we had a wedding for one of our daughters, in between the moving. It was nice to purge some stuff before we moved. But, guess what? We're back to accumulating more stuff....EEEE-GADZ! lol



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