-1-Last week, we put our house back on the market, since the house was no longer decorated for the holidays and life had calmed down slightly. We had one showing on Friday, five on Sunday, three on Monday, and two on Tuesday. Have I mentioned that it is difficult to keep a house spotlessly clean with a toddler and a preschooler? But we did it!
-2-Cleanliness is not without cost, though. Usually we have a theme for homeschool each week - fire safety, zoo, Mexico - something that we can learn about along with our daily reading, writing, and math. My husband asked Peter what this week's theme was.
"Um, I don't know!"
I replied, "This week is clean-the-house week. We haven't done much else."
|Yes, our kitchen is always this clean :-)|
-3-Thankfully, our diligence seems to have paid off. We accepted an offer! Finalizing the offer is contingent on a house inspection on February 2, but if that comes back fine (as we expect it to) then we close on March 1.
-4-This is exciting. And stressful. OK, mostly stressful. I'm not letting myself move into the excited stage until the offer is finalized and even then will be hesitant. I know things can go wrong right up until the closing. I realize I'm borrowing trouble and wasting time and energy, but I'm having a hard time letting go of my worries.
-5-Assuming all goes well, we have a house to pack and then find a place to put it. Ideally, we'll find a house we can move into in the very near future, but it seems more likely that we'll end up living with my saintly parents for a month or two until we find what we want to buy. Which means putting everything into storage, then moving it all a second time into the new house. Again, I'm needlessly fretting. We have friends and family who will gladly help us. And what a blessing that we have "stuff" to move!
-6-On top of these major upcoming changes, my kids and I (and my husband, to a lesser extent) are all still sick. We're on the upswing, I think, but it has been very slow progress. The runny noses have slowed considerably, thankfully, so their poor little noses are beginning to heal.
-7-Will you pray for me? And maybe share how you survived moving with young kids? I know it can be done and that many have done it without the time and support I have at my disposal, but I'm just feeling inadequate for the challenge right now. Thanks!
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