Day 1 of our Cross-Country Move

Today was our closing date, and our planned day to leave Virginia and head west to California. We set off at 1:30, only 30 minutes after our goal time when we woke up this morning…..and we made it to Lexington. No, not Kentucky. Virginia. We made it 140 miles. Before you start to judge, let me just say in our defense we were thrown quite the curve ball and ended up recovering pretty well, considering! Continue reading “Day 1 of our Cross-Country Move”

The House Sold!!

…now what?!

I think we are mostly happy about it, but it sort of felt like doom and gloom around here when the news came via text last night. It kind of feels like seller’s remorse: we made the decision to sell and then sort of came to terms with the fact that it probably wouldn’t appraise and we would be holding on to the house. That then became the preferred outcome, or if not “preferred” certainly the safest and most comfortable option for us. Continue reading “The House Sold!!”

House Projects with Before & After Photos!

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!

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