Happy Labor Day!! Are you off of work today or ‘laboring’? I am home getting work done. Here is what I have been busy with.
Yep, that sign is up in front of our house! We have lived here for over 20 years. Both of our girls have been raised here. It is kind of bittersweet. So many memories! Here is the back story.
Back in February, the church down the street approached us about selling our house to them for fair market value. Yes, please! They wanted to buy the whole block and build a youth center. This would mean they would be tearing the house down, but we wouldn’t have to do any work to it or put any money into it to get it ready to sell. The church’s real estate agent came again in May saying the offer was still good, so we started shopping for a house. We found one I absolutely loved, but it was out of our price range. We found a second one, that had tons of character and needed some updating, but that was fine for us. So I called the real estate agent and told him we found a house and wanted to be sure the offer was still standing. He came by a few days later and informed us that the church was not all in agreement, so they would not be buying. Bummer! Now we had to decide if we still wanted to sell or not. This would be a lot more work!
In the end we decided to go ahead with it and see what happened. We started cleaning out the house to get it ready for showing, we had a termite inspection and roof inspection, and we repaired the things that needed fixing.
Here is what my trailer looks like right now. Full of stuff!
We put our house on the market last week Thursday, had 3 showings the first day and had an offer by the second day! And we were getting more than the church offered! We go in today to discuss with the realtor whether or not to accept the offer.
Here is my makeshift closet in the trailer. All my winter clothes are in here to make my closet in the bedroom look bigger!
This is kind of scary for me, since we have been here so long. It is new and uncharted territory! But I know God will help us through the process and help us find just the right house for our family.
Here is the shed, full of boxes, waiting to be packed.
So, now that I told you the whole story, I will also say, that I will try to keep up on the posts here on the blog. There may be some crazy stuff going on over here, but I will do the best I can to keep up! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and see you next time!
6 thoughts on “Happy Labor Day and an Announcement”
Wow that is a big step indeed. It is scary but also very exciting. You’ll get to move into another house and you’ll have so much fun fixing it up. Good luck with the sale.
I am looking forward to fixing up a different place! We just keep moving along!
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Wow, you have been busy! Hope everything transitions as smoothly as possible for you. Thank you for sharing your adventures @Vintage Charm!
Thank you so much!
How exciting! Such good memories in that house. You made into such a cozy home. Praying for you during this busy and overwhelming time!!
Aww! Thanks so much Teri! It’s so good to hear from you and I will keep everyone updated on what is happening!