So sorry for the long absence, there has been good reason for it!!! I have been busy busy busy! With what, you ask (or you may have inferred from the title of this blogpost)? With trying to purchase a home on Orcas! Wahooooooooo! We have finally managed to find a spot in which we want to call home, and, if all goes as expected, we will be "closing" very soon! YAY! YAY! YAY!
The scoop, . . .basically, we ended up bidding on a beautiful home that we found last year. We had put in an offer last summer on the house, which, at the time, was not accepted. Since then, it was pulled off the market and then put back on, at which point we thought it was fate and decided to go for it again. The home is beautiful, it has land around it, good play space for the kids (no sheer cliffs, ha ha), it's well built and will fit our needs well. The above picture is a glimpse of the perspective home, more details about the house when we have the keys in hand, I hate to tempt fate too much!
So, I'm sure you've gathered, literally and figuratively, my hands have been very full. On top of taking a sewing class, practicing, dealing with two kids and buying a home, I've been knee deep in packing. It's amazing how much stuff we have accumulated over 10 years of being in one spot. I feel that I haven't even grazed the surface of our packing situation and am already amazed at how much I have gotten rid of and how much I have already put in boxes.
We hope to be moved out by the end of the summer, possibly beginning of fall. The task ahead of us is, hmm, well, don't know the exact word, overwhelming? Daunting? Exciting? Adventurous? Crazy? All of it! We have to figure out how to get our stuff, ourselves, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 birds and a lizard up to Washington. Holy cow! I've been "oming" a lot lately and taking a lot of deep breaths. Not only that, just to throw it out there, we hope to rent our current place once we are out, which entails its own set of challenges and demands. So, . . . if you know anybody who is looking for a charming Oakland home, please keep us in mind. ;)
All in all, we are ready for this new adventure. After all, that's what it is, and you only live once, so why the heck not! Yack! Eeek! Weeee! Here we go!!