In 2007, David and I wrapped up construction on our custom built home. It took us nine months to build and we feel so blessed to have been able to build our "dream" house. At the time, I was in my 3rd year of teaching, and David was wrapping up his senior year as an Industrial Engineer. Life was busy.
Eight weeks later, we had our first showing on New Year's Eve. Within days we accepted a full appraisal offer. We have been really blessed to have bought (and built) three homes and have been able to sell them all by owner to the first family who has looked at them. This was no excpetion. The family was moving in from out of state and needed to be in quicky. With four children and a father working as a local pharamisict, making a very long commute each week to Louisianna, we knew we needed to pack quickly. And we did! We completely packed and moved out of our home in only one week. How we did this, I am still not sure. Neither of us took a single day off from work. With a 15 month old son, it took some creative scheduling. The family moved in immediately and rented from us for two weeks at a prorate while we waited to close.
Moving from a home you built and designed from the ground up is a bit emotional. It feels different knowing that before you came, it was only a patch of land with a few trees. We are, however, looking forward to finding a new place to live (and decorate!!)
Today was our closing date. We are very excited about our future, though, to be quite honest, we are unsure of what lies ahead. We are considering building again and have a floorplan ready to go.... but, with the market flooded with great investments, we are also considering buying. Our primary reason for selling is mainly due to location. When we built, David was still in school, and now that he is settled in a career, his 50 minute commute is taking a toll on our family time. We are hopeful that God will reveal His perfect plan and work all things out according to His timing.
I am teaching tomorrow, which is Saturday. Our district is working two Saturdays AND two days of Spring Break due to all the snow we have received. I am, fortunately, approved to take a full Spring Break due to a previous planned ski trip we are taking as a family. I look forward to a little R&R in the mountains with all the hustle and bustle of these last few weeks. My closest friends know that I have been a hard lady to track down with all that has been on my plate!
Have a great weekend! I hope to keep in touch a bit better now that I can find my own toothbrush! : )