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A picture can speak volumes..This is my Happy!

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Being Thankful!

 

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St Thomas, 2016 Our Family Vacation

 

Before I continue, there is something I  really need to share  with you. The only way this move was made possible was because of the 2 most absolutely incredible parents I have! If it was not for them we would have had no place to move to, where we are getting the chance to actually put money away into our savings acct vs spending it all on every bill known to man kind.

And doing that’s  way harder then you think, because its way easier to take out that debit card and swipe…. swipe…… swipe because there are things you were not able to buy before because they were a WANT, not a need, and all of a sudden you have access to MONEY that you really do need to save fro your next adventure in this “Crazy Thing We Call Life”

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So Mom & Dad this ones for you, Thank you for always having our back, for being the best of the best, for loving all of us, and taking us all back in! We all love you! Right down to the Dogs, Cat Fish and Bearded Dragon named “Odie”!

Stay tuned for the next adventure, of getting us all in and settled, and when the cat has absolutely no desire to get onto her carry case…..

 

 

 

 

SOLD! Now What???

So now the house is sold and the real work begins! First and foremost a storage unit for all the most prized possessions that we have acquired over the past almost 10 years! Until that moment we really had no clue as to how much stuff we really had strewn across the thing we called our home!

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Room by room we went, well-tried to..I’m kind of no good at that I was all over the place, one room and then the next room and back to the first one! Well that got old after the first day, and then my husband stepped it and put his foot down. WE NEED TO GO ROOM BY ROOM he says! The plan is 7 days this house is empty & we go to closing! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! That’s the night I had a mini break down and cried. Pack what we need and put the rest in storage. How do I know what I need in 12 days from now, 1 month from now even 3 months from now????? OMG OMG .. I’m stressing out. Since we were moving into our old apt we still needed our bedroom set and bed our kitchen table and our hutch all of our clothing, TV’s and ya know the essentials. We were going to bring our couches and stuff but being the fact they were over 10 years old they went to the curb. You have not seen anything until you watch the garbage truck slowly crush 12 years worth of memories that happened on that couch. Kinda a strange feeling!

I can tell you this… I have soooooo many pictures and frames, I mean boxes and boxes of them! Why cause we actually had a CAMERA and developed film! Needles to say I still had unopened boxes of stuff from when we moved in, apparently I did not miss them so I quickly went through them but chucked most of it. Bags and bags of stuff we did not even need. So we just trashed a lot of it.

I decided that I wanted to have a garage sale cause ya know other people might want the stuff I don’t want to pack. So on the Saturday the week before we close I decide to have the 2 nd one. I had one two weeks prior before we left on vacation. So I pulled out all the tables once again and sat outside in the blazing hot sun and yes I had a tent for myself. Slowly but surely things sold, pretty much gave a lot of it away. Then guess what happened….. The skies opened UP! Anything that was not water proof went into the garbage ( well that made it allot easier) everything else went to the curb.

Now came time to actually get the suff out of the house..It was My husband, myself and our son, (12 years old) I don’t think I had ever seen him pick up an entire dresser and get it down a flight of stairs  (full,6 drawers the long kind, cause by the time it came to do that we were so tired that if we could save 10 min we would)  Put that baby upright on the dolly and he looked at me and said well if it falls down the stairs just let it go! Looks at me again and say Hail Mary and down each step he went and I held my breath until we got It all in the truck. We did this numerous amounts of time with each piece of furniture. until the house was empty. Also a 10 x 10 storage unit gets really full really quickly!  I put over 400 miles on the truck going back and forth, I lifted more boxes than I care to ever do again, I was sore and bruised, WE were tired, and we were sill working each day as well.

But GUESS What ..we did it! We worked together as a team, MY husband is my superman and he worked his ASS off!

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Stay tuned to hear our adventure in actually getting all the furniture and all the pets into the apartment..2 Dogs 1 cat 1 bearded dragon and a fish!

 

 

Lets Sell It….

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This was our lil home

About 3 months ago it hit us, ITS TIME TO SELL OUR HOUSE! With the market going up and the fact that it is a seller’s market we said HEY, What the hell let’s see what happens if we put the house on the market. I have a friend Caroline (click here to see her link) who happens to be FANTASTIC real estate agent as well as my sons best friends mom! Her and I have become closer over the years, our boys have pretty much been best friends for what feels like ever but they are only 12! Anywho… we had her over to come and give us an appraisal on our home, which she had been to like a million times. So she throws out a number at us, $380,000!  Ok we can work with that. So we sign some papers on Monday and on the market it goes by Friday.

Now for any of you that have sold a home before it can get kind of stressful. Mind you I have a child,(Tween) 2 dogs, a cat and we both work full-time. But you have to be pretty much ready at all times, house needs to be pretty much spotless for when the phone rings and people want to see the house. Do you know how NOT easy that is! Before it was even officially on the market we had 3 people come look. OHHH yeah she is that good! Created quite a buzz for us. Well now Friday comes around and I get an email with the link to our house! WOW, that’s a surreal feeling.. like hmmmm we did it, now lets see if people actually want it!

OPEN HOUSE DAY! Get that apple pie in the oven on low to make the house smell ohhhhhh so good then, I pack up the car with the dogs, gates food bowls, the kids(cause we bring Jason’s Best Fiend whenever he’s available) and over to moms house we go for  a day at the pool(and for the dogs to get used to the new house we ill be in ). I keep getting updates as to what’s going on and it went really well! a few very interested. as well as an offer. Hmmmmm ok so people do like the house. Sunday rolls around and it was like the movie Groundhog Day.(lol).  Monday rolls around and I get a call that people want to see the house at 12 noon ish, UMMMM I WORK, but ok let’s do this, Tuesday another call (actually the Tuesday people now own it). Mind you I have to get the dogs out of the house for each one of these showing and either sit I the backyard or walk with them for an hour! It was also JULY! So it was HOT!

By Thursday we had 3 offers( GET THIS… ALL AT ASKING PRICE) WOW, we were like OK sooooo how do we choose? How do you choose? How do you tell 2 other couples No, I’m so sorry but we accepted an offer without wondering.. Will they take as good care of it as we did ? Will they love my neighbors like we did? It’s not easy but in the end we picked who we thought was the BEST couple who is expecting a baby!

Needless to say 1 month from listing the house to closing on the house I think is pretty good!

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Stay Tuned to hear about our Packing Adventures. A whole house in 1 week, and in a 10 x 10 storage unit????  Add a week vacation ( St.Thomas cause its the Caribbean and I needed to go!) in their cause you know we need to go on vacation before we even begin to pack up and entire house…and my husband decided we can do this just you and me  (probably was not the smartest idea, but … ehh, It’s all about the experiance…

Hello Again!

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Hello Again!  So it only took me 2 hours to figure out how to get my Blog all updated and shiny and all new again, LOL ! I wanted to get back on here and start blogging again because I like it and its fun! BUT, now its like after 10 pm and i have to be up in a few hours to get my butt to work…. Although I want to share so many cool things that have happened over the past 2 years.

So i hope you will join me on my journey to tell you about them, from another broken arm for lil man to actually selling our home for our new adventures in this Crazy Thing We Call Life!

What a wonderful way to end our weekend

So i know they say that a picture is worth a million words, and it was a slow weekend with some BBQ and some grilled donuts with the most increadable strawberry sauce made by my sister from another mother. The kids played outside, they got dirty and sweaty and were running around like crazy animals along with my crazy dogs.. Its not to hot yet but not quite warm enough to sit outside for dinner..But it was relaxing… All i have to say is Sunday Funday with the family!

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