Monday, April 23, 2012

It Happened

We reduced our asking price and had so many showings in 3 days that I lost track. As in, I stepped out of the shower and StinkBug said "why are those people in our front yard?"

Saturday we had a record number of tornadoes in the Land of Oz. The kids and I set up camp downstairs with cheeze its, water bottles and the lone flashlight purchased earlier in the evening while we wandered the aisles of Target during yet another house showing. We were fine but this happened not too far away. I know families who were directly effected by it.






Sunday afternoon the kids and I took refuge at the library during yet another house showing. Big Yankee kept calling my cell and I would hang up and start to text. He was relentless so I eventually abandoned my children in the stacks of books and went outside to take his call. He was ecstatic because out agent called and was EXTREMELY CONFIDENT that we would be receiving one or possibly more offers by the end of the day.

And we did. Around 10 pm we received an offer for asking price with a few other details that we countered on. Meanwhile in the Potato Capital, Big Yankee was harassing politely persuading a property manager to rent us a house that I've never even set foot in. We went back and forth with the buyers and found ourselves agreeing being forced to close on the last day of school or have them walk away.

We now have one of these in our front yard.


I have 30 days to pack up our house, sell a riding lawnmower & other large appliances, plan & host 2 birthday parties and a going away party, and orchestrate a cross country move. 

I foresee many mental breakdowns and excessive wine consumption in my immediate future.

Any and all advice is appreciated. Also I like white wine.





27 comments:

Delilah Love said...

Woo HOO! Yay, I'm so excited for you. And really really glad it's not me. I've decided that I can never move because I don't have the mental fortitude to deal with the process. Just keep saying "this is only temporary. this is only temporary" until you belive it!

christina said...

tornadoes scare the crap outta me!!
can you hire and/or bribe someone to help you pack?
BIG congrats on selling the house! :)

Jen at Kvetch Mom said...

Woohoo!!!! Breathe and drink. Breathe and drink. Xoxo

The Bold Blend said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Robbie K said...

thanks I am excited and relieved and scared and happy and sad and....

Just to clarify..you didn't mention packing so I can skip that?

Robbie K said...

Thanks I am excited and about a thousand other emotions too!

I doubt I have the mental fortitude to deal with it but since it's my only option I will power on!

Robbie K said...

Thanks:) I have some ppl who have offered to help me pack...in the end i will be dumping crap in boxes and taping them shut....

Robbie K said...

thanks! Good look with your house sale as well!

@dkotucker said...

Yaaayyyyy!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! That's great news! The only advice/tip I have to offer is it's no longer gauche to add ice cubes to white wine if it's not cold. :D

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

If I didn't have such bad vertigo I would be jumping up and down for you!!! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see the bloc flodder all of this will create....especially if you have been drinking lots of white wine ;-) Much love!!! xo

Jenn and Casey said...

Good luck!!!!!

Jadzia@Toddlerisms said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Our attempt to sell our home before emigrating did not have a happy ending, and it is SO good to see that there are people out there who are managing to sell!

Oh, and about the move? It's easier to just shovel it all into boxes and then throw those away. (Oh wait, is it still earth day? My bad.)

Robbie K said...

Thanks! And the wine tip much appreciated :) I see lots of flip flop in my future!

Robbie K said...

Thanks! I can't believe it FINALLY happened! Also you owe me some jumping up and down when you have recovered :)

Robbie K said...

Thanks,,super excited and nervous and every other emotion too!

Robbie K said...

Sorry your home sale did not end well :(

thanks for the moving tip. Now off to find a shovel

Kimberly said...

Congratulations!! Can you enlist the help of other to help you pack and prepare for the parties?

Erin said...

Yeah for "SOLD!!!" My advice: a little bit each day in a methodical manner... Exciting changes happening, yes?

Jennifer - Treading Water in the Kiddie Pool said...

So...what you're saying is...you're bored and have nothing to do. Ha!

Congratulations! This is a lot - but it's all good things, right?

Aubrey Anne said...

Been there, done that babe! Moved from Kansas to Utah with about six days to prepare. But that's military life for ya! Good luck! The only thing I advise is that as you pack you start using one corner of the house to store things you will need in the first few days after you move in. Take those things in the car with you (if you have decent trunk space), clearly labeled, so you can find them super easily in the mess of the move.

Kristen said...

I'm so excited for you!!!! I can't even describe it! Just think - It will all be worth it in the end. Awesome news!!!!

Robbie K said...

Thanks! A few ppl have offered to help me pack but they live a few hours away :(

Robbie K said...

very exciting changes! I've got the little bit each day part down...it's the methodical manner I'm struggling with1

Robbie K said...

YES..that is exactly what I meant :)

very good things and there is an end in sight.

Robbie K said...

6 days? OMG!!

I will definitely start an important corner with the must haves. great idea!

Robbie K said...

Thank you so much! just when I thought it might never happen it did.

Jennifer A. Hall said...

Eegads, woman! peace be with you (picture me genuflecting and crossing myself).