While browsing through my blog, I noticed that way back some months ago I mentioned that we are building a house and had put our place up on the market, but I had never updated that. So here's an update.
We are still building a house. It is being built right now. We have walls and a roof and they've poured the concrete basement and garage pad and put in all the plumbing and most of the electrical. This part goes quickly, I am told, and then it will appear as if all progress stops. But for now, it's flying by.
Also, our house sold. Hooray! The first realtor we talked to wanted us to replace all the carpet, replace our appliances, and then list it for considerably less than we felt was reasonable. So we contracted with someone else, cleaned the carpet, did a little repair work, and listed for only slightly less than we thought was reasonable. Honestly, if we'd sold two years ago, we would have listed for $50k more. Downturns turn down.
Anyway. We got an offer in two weeks. So that worked out.
There's a four month gap between our sale of the current house and the completion of the new house, so we're having to rent a place. It's going to be an interesting period. A throwback to our college days, really. I'm curious to see how it impacts my writing schedule. Etcetera.