Getting your house ready to sell in the middle of the semester can, apparently, be a begrudgingly tedious process. While I had research papers to write and Tish had research papers to grade, we spent a couple of weeks with our house in disarray, with a disassembled kitchen and our bedroom inhabitable for several days. But having our screen porch taken apart might have been the worst part for us because our 9 month old cat was SO upset that he couldn’t go “outside” and explore, so he followed us around all day meowing in the most pathetic way hoping we would give in and let him out anyways. Despite the mental drain that the projects took on us, once we jumped in we found we loved waking up every day to work on our house. We thought of the projects like “mini trial runs,” preparing us for our tiny house build this summer. We began to really enjoy the process and are even more excited (and confident) to start on our tiny house!