Things have been busy around here. We finished all the little things to get the house ready for going on the market. And I kept my house cleaner than I really ever do. This has been a good exercise in domesticity for me : ) Last week husband had to be in Atlanta all week so we did the shuffle to get him to the airport on Sunday and then to pick him up Friday night. But there was a lot of excitement in between.
Our house went live on the MLS one week ago on Monday, August 26. My realtor called and woke me up Friday morning to tell me an offer had come in. A good offer. By lunchtime we were signed and under contract. That’s right. 5 days and 6 showings and under contract. I still can’t believe it. Now I don’t want to jinx it and know that the whole process of inspections, etc. are still ahead, but for now, this is such wonderful news, delivered far quicker and less painfully than I could have imagined.
Somehow knowing the ease with which this has transpired is a bit of encouragement that we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing and that we’re following the plan that God has in store for our lives next. It’s bittersweet but this is one of the first moments I’ve felt like this is all just exactly right.
We’ll be leaving this sweet place we’ve called home sooner than I thought. My crazy office. Where I’m writing from most of the time. The room where I’ve editing countless photos and spent way too much time on the internet and made messes and art and wonderfulness.
Our room. Our haven. Where the best afternoon naps, late night conversations and early morning snuggles are had.
Our guest room where sweet friends and family have stayed to come and share our home with us. Where a childhood friend lived with us for a month to do a med school rotation. Where we slept when I had thrown my clothes in the floor for one too many days and we couldn’t stand to sleep in our own room. Where we had sleepovers when we were too broke to run away for the weekend.
Where we’ve sadly had too few meals around this table but the ones we have were full of laughter and yumminess.
Where we’ve collected silly earthly treasures that make us smile.
Where lots of music has been made. The home of the Living Room Lullabies.
Where little critters have nested and snuggled and cuddled.
Where we’ve woken up for a long time and gotten comfortable. But it’s almost time to say goodbye. Here’s to the calm before the storm!