11/4/09

Mulling House

Wednesday~November 4, 2009


Miles keeps coming home from school with pictures like this one:



and this one:



He's been thinking a lot about what it means to "move house." He's been listening closely while his mom and dad talk about showings and rush around cleaning for those showings. He's been listening even more closely when we talk to him about the possibility of selling. We've worked hard at pointing out all the positive things about moving, should it actually happen. He's the kind of kid that needs to mull over these things and then look at the bright side of saying goodbye.

So am I.

When we got two offers last night we didn't think too much about the possibility of selling because the offers were very low. We countered the higher of the two offers, bringing the number nearly back to our original asking price. Then we said well, that's that...maybe someone else will see what a great deal this is...

And then we sold our house.

They took the counter offer.

I am freaking out.

Just so you know.

Excitement, shock, grief, happiness, fear, and joy. I felt all of those things in the moment that Ryan called and said we sold it, sweetie. It sold.

This is the way I am. Emotional. For me, moving house is a really big deal. Especially moving cities. But it's good. It's all so good.

So, if you live in my hometown, we'll be moving in December 29th. Please bring chocolate.
And if you live in our other hometown, the one where I sit right now, I'm really going to miss you. Please bring chocolate.

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!! We actually sold our house!!!

(Can you tell I'm mulling this over?)

64 clicked right here to comment:

happygeek said...

Congrats!!!!!
You must be so sad that you no longer have to keep the house clean for showings:)
Congratulations again.

Nap Warden said...

OMG...Congratulations! *sending virtual chocolate*

Ginny (MAD21) said...

Congratulations! Having moved several times myself (I'm an Army brat), I can totally relate to what you are going through.

Perhaps now you can relax a little?

Corinne said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! Sending lots of good moving vibes your way...

Jen said...

That is really awesome. Congrats on selling your house.
I totally understand the 'mulling it over' part. I was the same way when we sold our house.

This Heavenly Life said...

Well congratulations! You've got some excitement ahead of you -- I think you're fully allowed to mull until it's all through. And then mull some more :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Talk about a great ending. CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to see your new home. (That's next on the agenda, right?)

Kim said...

Send me your old and new addresses and I'll send chocolate. Seriously.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations! How exciting to move home. We moved back home after our twins were out of the NICU- I needed my Mommy. We're the 'put down roots' type of people. I hope we never have to move again.

Oh- and I'm so glad the stress of showing the house is over too! Woot Woo!

Kimberly said...

Oh. My. What a welter of conflicting emotions you must be going through right now!

Email me your address and I'll send you some Canadian chocolate, okay?

Boy Crazy (@claritychaos) said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!! So exciting. I wish you all the best as you ride this next wave.

BaronessBlack said...

Yay! Congratulations!
There's a time for everything, and obviously the time is right for you to be moving!
I'm SO envious! As an army brat (isn't it weird, two of us called Ginny?) I'm used to moving every two years.

I miss it!

Erin said...

Congratulations to you! I bet you are filled with relief and trepidation.

Kristina P. said...

Congrats! This is so exciting!

fritzfacts said...

Congrats! I know how stressful the selling/buying process is.

Kellyn

Dave said...

congrats and condolences. i imagine you're feeling pretty mixed emotions. where is your hometown? how far are you going?

susannah said...

what wonderful and surreal news! and teh beginning of a new season... i love the drawings.

5thsister said...

Ah Heather, I am happy for you and so understand the bittersweet emotions running through you right now. Congratulations.

Mommy Mo said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can make you double chocolate brownies, virtually of course. HUGS!!!!

H-Mama said...

Congratulations, girl! I understand the wanting to move, yet torn in the sentiment of memories of the old house. (((hugs))) those pix are precious.

Aunt LoLo said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

No more rushing around cleaning, no more shusshing kids during showings, shuffling them from one room to the next. No more worrying.

Congrats, mama!!

(We found out today that we've got the OK to transfer back our "home office", where all my family is. Where i grew up. We'll get ready to move together, m'kay?)

Marla said...

Wow, congrats!!! Good luck with the move and I hope you gets LOTS of chocolate! :)

Tooj said...

How wonderful for the EO's family. :) Can't wait to hear all about settling in. That's the really fun part. At least I think so.

Charisse and Holly said...

Love the drawings. So telling about what he is processing. Love it. Congrats. Come on by for a visit today. We miss you. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Jo@Mylestones said...

Wow oh wow. Moving is such an emotional roller coaster. And you of course nailed the only available coping solution: chocolate.
Good things are in store. I just know it.

L.T. Elliot said...

Congratulations, Heather! I'd totally bring you chocolate if I were closer.

That Girl said...

Wow. Amazing. No words. Well, a lot of them, actually, and they're all good ones.

You sold your house! For a price you agreed with! In today's times!

*lots of really happy words here!*

Grins your way ....

sara said...

I am doing the happy dance with you!!!! congrats!!!

I just wish I was close enough to bring chocolate....because I so would!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Oh my goodness! That is amazing! I know it is an emotional time - so many different emotions...

Praying for you Heather - and congratulations on selling the house making awesome new memories in your home town...

Sabrina said...

WHAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I am happy and sad at the same time! I'm so happy that your house sold and you are on your way to a new "life" in the small town... But Way sad that you won't be just across the river! But even more reason to go west for more visits! If you need ANY help packing, moving, cleaning, babysitting while you are in your transition just CALL ME!
Thankfully you aren't moving before New Moon! Go Edward! :)

Pam at beyondjustmom said...

Wow, congratulations to you Heather! You must keep a great house. Blessings in your new place. Christmas is going to be exciting!

blueviolet said...

I can't believe how quickly that happened! What a blessing!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Oh Holy Mackerel! That is awesome!!! And you got your asking price. Well now that is just fantastic. Open a bottle of wine, sit back and let your house get all messy. :)

katdish said...

Oh, Heather! Great news! Best part? Not having to keep your house ready to show all the time. Or maybe that's just me...

minnesotamom said...

Congratulations! I know it's been on your heart for so long. We'll miss you around here, but I'm betting you're gonna love it once you settle in.

warmchocmilk said...

No Way!!! I don't like it!! I'm going to throw a tantrum!! You CAN'T move!!! Aghhhh!!!!....okay I'm done, I'll bring the chocolate...what time!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Congrats on that fast sale. Fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly!

Carrie said...

Oh, wonderful - I'm so glad it sold so quickly for you!!! Congratulations!!! :)

Less Toil Traci said...

I am so happy for you guys! And for me (smile) since we'll be seeing each other again in Target on a more consistent basis. Woohoo! Congrats!

Mainly a midwife said...

Congrats! I'm generally not good with big changes.. I haven't moved in 15 years. But I would hope that if I needed to I could look at it as a great adventure and find lots of positive things!

kirsten said...

amazing how quickly things can resolve when we are still at the 'processing' stage in our hearts. I like to think of this as indication that Someone is in control. :) Good luck!!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Congrats!! Now you can take a break from all that cleaning!

K and/or K said...

You can run but you can't hide. I know where to buy you a Melvinizer on a hot summer night.

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sad. But happy for you. But sad for me. But this is all about YOU--so yay!!!!

Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN} said...

Congratulations! I'm sure that is a load off your mind.

Mammatalk said...

Congrats! Although, I think I am getting hives. I just don't like change. Doesn't matter if it's not my change. I just don't like it.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, Heather. I hope this is a very good thing! Yay!

Steph

Angie said...

i can't imagine the gamut of emotions you must be undergoing right now. I continue to pray, knowing that He has very special plans for you and your family.

Congrats and many blessings!

Angie said...

i can't imagine the gamut of emotions you must be undergoing right now. I continue to pray, knowing that He has very special plans for you and your family.

Congrats and many blessings!

5thsister said...

I have something for you over on my blog!

Julie Schuler said...

Wow! Congratulations! Hope the move goes smoothly.

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

oh... so cool! I am glad for your happy!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your kind words about my poem this morning. I admire your writing; affirmation from you means much!

I hope you have a really good transition - moving can be really hard and really good (I'm up to 20-some, myself!). Enjoy!

Emma said...

So many emotions I totally get it.

I hope the new house is all you want it to be and you have many years with geat memories!!

Good luck!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Congratulations! I can imagine what you are feeling right now...moving is always a big deal.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Aaaagh!! See? When things happen that way, it's just simply meant to be. So happy for your that this particular event went so smoothly.

ChrisTomlinIsMyPretendBoyfriend said...

So where will you be moving to? Did you get the house that you were telling me about? I need to know so I can make a map of the best route to get my stalking on.

~Mendie~ said...

Congratulations!!!

Christy said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations - that's awesome news, especially in this market. Have you already purchased a home in your new (old) hometown? So excited for you all!

Sarah said...

What a happy-sad post. What a happy-sad time in your life. In the end I'm sure it will be more happy than sad but the in between is hard. And even though smiling through tears is one of my favorite emotions, I know that the planning and the mentalizing (yes, it's a word in my dictionary!) is so very difficult right now.

Mull, mull, mull... while you pack! But, um, maybe you would consider making your hometown oh...let's say...somewhere in Connecticut instead? heeheehee

Congrats on selling the house. And, moreover, on future.

Sue said...

Congratulations Heather! That's wonderful!

Heather said...

congrats! Hope it all goes smoothly!

Heather said...

congrats! Hope it all goes smoothly!

Shana said...

Congrats on this achievement and the excitement of what's to come! It's a big thing but you'll be fine - especially if people come through on your request for chocolate!!!

Good luck!

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

A big congrats! I know how this can feel like an amazing and yet bittersweet development. We are moving this spring/summer and I already find myself getting oddly (and prematurely) emotional about the goodbye and all of the rich memories we have had here. And now there will be a new "here." Good luck with everything! And my fingers are crossed that you receive much of that coveted chocolate!

radioactive girl said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

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