Monthly Archives: December 2015

One Step Closer

Before we can build a house, we need to sell our primary home.  It has been on the market for a year and two months.  It has been a long year of keeping the house spotless and clutter-free only to hear, “they really wanted a fireplace, not a wood stove.”

But this past weekend we finally signed a contract and if all goes well with the inspection, we could be closing in a month, right around Martin Luther King Jr weekend.  I am trying to remain calm but inside I am spinning and screaming.  We are very excited but there is a lot of work to be done in one short month.  Lists help me to focus and control stress so here goes:

  1. Decorate the house for Christmas even though Dan says I am nuts to do so.  It is our last Christmas at Gaye Ln – it has to be festive.  Okay, I will only put out half the stuff.
  2. Go Christmas shopping.  That shouldn’t be a problem.  I think I have 1 more day off before Christmas day.  Holy peppermint bark.
  3. Make lasagna for Christmas dinner at Casey’s house.
  4. Find a place to live.  Yup, when we close we are homeless.  I would like to find a rental from Jan 1 – July 1.  Hopefully, by July the garage will be built and we can go live in the garage.
  5. Have one more “all out” party at Gaye Ln.  A little sad just thinking about it.  Lay out anything we don’t want on the ping pong table and tell our guests they can’t leave without a parting gift.
  6. Pack up our house and take everything down to the lake house to store it for the winter.
    We are selling a lot of our furniture with the house so that will be a big help.  All of Dan’s crap in the garage will be a back=breaker.  Hold aside anything that will go with us to the rental.
  7. Get the design for the new house and septic squared away.  Share with our builder and start building a budget, timeline and materials list for the new lake house.
  8.  Survive the busiest week in the ski industry – the infamous Christmas week.  Note:  buy a bottle of Bailey’s.
  9. Pray for snow.

Let the fun begin!!