The state of the move.
Where do I even begin?! I feel like things have been moving so quickly around here that I've barely had time to wrap my mind around them, but I'll try my best to sum up everything that has happened over the past few weeks!
If you missed it, I recently was able to spill the beans about a secret I'd been keeping for quite a while: we are in the process of selling our little townhouse that we've lived in for over 7 years and are building a new place just a few miles down the road!
When I made the announcement on the blog, I felt like we had SO much time before anything significant was really going to happen, and I don't even know that the whole moving thing had actually even hit me yet. It all seemed so surreal and almost too good to be true! We have spent years waiting to buy the house that we hope will be our "forever home"... was it really finally happening?!
It's amazing that sometimes you wait for something for what seems like forever, and then all of the sudden, everything falls into place all at once. That's what the past month or so has felt like for us.
So what's up with the townhouse?
Well, our townhouse has sold. Inspections have been completed. Agreements have been signed. We've begun taking things off the walls and shelves, and boxes are being packed. It's kind of sad and incredibly exciting all at the same time. We have to be out of the house in a little over two weeks, so we will be busy organizing, wrapping, boxing, storing, and attempting to keep our sanity all at the same time. 🙂
Another interesting twist to this whole moving adventure is that we have to leave our current house in mid-July, but our new house isn't going to be finished until the beginning or middle of September. Eeek. So it looks like I'll be a home blogger without an actual home for the next few months!
While it is kind of scary to be in a perpetual state of transition for that long, it really could not have come at a better time. The kids are out of school, Donnie and I have flexible jobs, and we are excited for a different kind of summer break than we'll probably ever experience again!
We'll spend some time with our families who are both close by, we have a vacation planned, I'll be traveling to the Haven Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in August, and eventually we'll be renting a little temporary place for about a month to tide us over until the house is finished up.
That's the plan, anyway... 😉
But how is the new house coming along?
As with the sale of our townhouse, the building of the new house seems to be happening fast! They broke ground near the beginning of June, and before we knew it, the foundation had been poured.
We can now tell what the layout of the basement will look like and how the house will sit in relation to the houses on either side of us.
There is a TON of lumber and other materials sitting on our lot, waiting to be put to good use...
And the very beginning of the framing has begun. We may even have some semblance of walls soon! 🙂
There is certainly a lot more to be done but things are moving along, and it is so fun to drive by every few days and see new progress happening!
So that's where things stand with us at the moment! I plan on talking more about how we organized the packing and moving process in some future posts, and I will be sure to share more house updates as we have them. I'll be giving quick little updates on Instagram in between blog posts, so be sure to pop over and connect with me there as well!
Thank you so much for joining us on this fun journey! There are definitely a lot of unknowns about the next few months, but I'm excited to see how everything plays out!
If you'd like to see the other updates about our new house, you can find them here:
The State of the Move: Some Updates (You're here!)
Have a wonderful weekend!