The most difficult part of waiting is that doubt has time to seep into your thoughts. At least into my thoughts anyway. I haven't been sleeping particularly well since we found out that the house is supposed to be ours. Things can still happen, right? Something could go horribly wrong and the house could no longer be ours - technically this could happen. Because there are still minor ifs regarding this transaction, my mind is constantly spinning~ What were we thinking??Is this the right move??? Where do we even begin?? Can we do this?? It's going to be fantastic when it's finished. When are we going to accomplish this seemingly monumental redo?? Can we even pull this off?? What about the kids?? Some of them are struggling with this idea of moving. It's going to be a lot louder in town. What were we thinking??
AUUGHHHH!!! I do not like this kind of waiting.
Monday, August 24, 2009
SO...Robert and I just bought a new house. Well, not new but new to us. We have not officially closed yet nor have we come close to selling our current house. Ahhh...but we cannot wait to get the keys, get in there and...open the windows. The house does not smell good. You become accustomed to it after a bit but I think some fresh air will do wonders. The kids cannot wait to explore and run around inside. But for now..all we can do is wait for closing.
We haven't been sleeping well with all this waiting. There is just too much to be done and it's difficult to quit adding to the list. To start with the electrical, plumbing and heating (there currently isn't any heat) all need to be gone through and be repaired or replaced. The basement needs to be cleaned..or should I say scoured and sanitized. It's really not a good smell down there. The workshop needs to be created. The carpets need to be removed and immediately. ALL of them. The walls need to be scraped, patched, painted. Everything needs to be CLEANED. It's not what you would call move in ready. The list just goes on and this is just to make it livable.
This wouldn't seem so bad but this really isn't a little fixer upper. It's huge. Over 5,000 sq. ft currently divided into 6 apartments. Did I also mention that Robert works two jobs and I homeschool 7 kids?? I think we might be on the edge of crazy...but we're up for it if it means we can have this fantastic space to turn into our home...