For more than a week I've been nearly bursting to share our news!
The sold sign went up a week ago. Boy, has life quickly change around here!
It was the afternoon of Good Friday, April 6, that two couples made second visits to see our house. Both were very interested. Within a couple hours we had an offer, good enough that we accepted that evening.
The past week has been full of activities - inspections and an appraisal, among other things. Somewhat surprisingly, given stories we've heard about home inspections, we practically sailed through it! Only two kitchen outlets, near the sink, need to be switched to ground fault interruptors, a code change since the house was built in 1984.
All our furniture has been pre-sold - divine intervention there, most certainly! And my 12 year-old Volkswagen Beetle (my beloved, surprise college graduation gift) has also been sold. Boo hoo. It will be extremely difficult to part with.
|April 2000 photo|
Some of the furniture is being picked up this weekend!
If all continues smoothly, as expected, we will close on this house Thursday, May 3! Yes, very soon! The buyers, who have sold their home, close that day and, understandably, want possession the same day. We're happy we can be accommodating. Most of our few remaining possessions have been packed for many weeks.
Because we have so few belongings, our plan is to rent a small truck to move from West Des Moines to our daughter's house in Kansas City where she will store our things in her garage until we know where, exactly, we will live in The Villages, Florida. We'll stay with our daughter for a couple weeks so I can spend time with grandchildren and attend the Machine Quilter's Showcase (MQS) in Overland Park, Kansas (two of my quilts on display). Yay for getting to meet some of my blog pals who will be at the Kansas City spring quilt market, and at MQS!
In late May, hubby and I, and the dog, will begin a month-long house rental in The Villages while we consider all our home-buying options: pre-owned, new construction, and custom-built.
Once we know where we'll live, hubby will rent another truck to move our possessions from Kansas City to The Villages.
And there we are.
I am clearly seeing God's hand throughout everything that happened Holy Week - a significant double message I think - and this past week. None of this would be falling so smoothly into place without His hand orchestrating it.
Praising Him, and excitedly making plans for the future, Linda