Pieces of the Puzzle

I’m getting used to things being up in the air. To having our house on the market (it’s been a year, basically), and therefore not having answers to a lot of other things, like, “what school system will MaM be enrolled in in the Fall?” It’s taken some time, but I’ve become pretty OK with it.

It feels good to be moving forward, even if the whole “when will the house sell” is the great unknown. I know when it won’t be selling — it won’t be selling today. I went for a long (1/2 marathon) training walk, and noticed there was a text from BgK.

“Did you know there was a showing today?”
Crap. No. No, no I didn’t.

Then I looked at my voicemail. The listing service called 45 minutes before said showing and had left a message. The agent and the people walked right in, throwing BgK and the kids for loop. They didn’t stay. Oops.

Moving forward and fitting the puzzle pieces together:

We’re pursuing the public school district in which we live right now, and the way the district is set up actually works in our favor should we sell our house after the school year starts. Our local district has split into the East side and the West side, and there’s school choice within each side. So if she starts school, and then we move within our side of the district, she can stay where she’s started.

I also think we’ve found the right preschool (!!!) for the Fox (usually, I call him Junior here, but on FB we call him the Fox and it’s really cute). We’ll know in a few weeks if he’s been accepted, and if he has been, then we’ll officially have more a of plan than we have had for months.

This is the first summer in awhile (2007, to be exact), that we’ve had to have summer daycare for the kids, and we’re making headway on that too. The Fox can stay at his current daycare until preschool starts. MaM can attend a local daycamp between kindergarten graduation and first grade (!!) starting.

Now if we can just unload this house……..

He looks ready for preschool, doesn't he?

It’s On

We decluttered.

We  cleaned.

We rearranged.

And then…………….

We waited.

We waited for 4months to get a call from the listing service. For months we waited to hear the words, “An agent would like to show your home….”

Last night we got that phone call.

And then? While we were at the pool, during the first showing? We got another phone call.

Another agent wanted to show our home.

All of a suddent, people want to see our home.

I really hope at least one of them likes what they see……

Before and After

An Update on Operation: LIST THAT HOUSE

I should probably be taking before and after pictures as we pack. But the before pictures would be embarrassing (so!much!stuff!) and the after pictures? The after pictures would mostly be of opaque boxes and empty space. Well, eventually empty space. we haven’t gotten that far yet.

How far have we gotten?

90% of the children’s toys have been culled and packed. We’ve got three boxes of things we’ll keep in the garage so we can rotate them. Two diaper boxes full of packed books. Two larger boxes of toys that will go into storage. 4 bags of toys/stuffed animals have gone to Goodwill. 1 giant trash bag made it to the trash.

100% of Christmas is packed and ready to go into storage.

The rest of this week’s task: returning all the items that have been loaned to us–baby clothes, baby gear, baby toys, etc.

We are also hunting down a good pre-approval deal. Once that’s done, we’re committing to moving into storage. That’s it for now. Off to sort more stuff….