Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This, That, and the Other

Whoa, boy have things been busy around these parts!

Our Castle
Last Wednesday morning, our Realtor came over and walked us through the exciting process of preparing our house for sale. Knowing we were leaving on vacation for 5 days that very afternoon, we said we would need at least one weekend to work on the house and would plan to put it on the market NEXT week (week of the 14th).

Flash forward to Monday. A call from the Realtor asking about taking pictures TODAY to get it on the market TOMORROW. Then imagine me and the Hoos stressing out, staying up until all hours, and running around like crazy people to clean up, reorganize, hide stuff and prepare.

TOMORROW our home of 5.5 years goes on the market. A very different market than when we purchased. We are hoping for the best, preparing for the worst and exhausted. Wish us luck.

THEIR Castle
Fortunately, our housing stress was broken up by a little trip to the happiest place on earth. Despite the fact that we learned that AK had an ear infection less than 24 hours before her first airplane ride ever (delivering yet another reason for a sleepless night), the girls were FANTASTIC from the time we left for the airport until the time we got home.

I was constantly reminded of how lucky I am to have such great kids - they didn't whine, complain, or beg for overpriced tchotckes the entire trip. They just enjoyed the pants off of Disney: dancing with characters, watching shows with rapt attention, and showering my parents and grandparents with love and appreciation. It was just what the doctor ordered.


nallman said...

Good luck! Good luck! Good luck!

A's Mom said...

Hope your market is a little more forgiving up there. Ours in still down quite a bit from when we purchased 4 years ago.