We are blessed in every way...don't get my wrong...I realize how lucky we are! Let me fill you in (if anyone is actually interested!)
Five days after our house was listed on Realtor.com we got an offer on our house, counter offered and accepted theirs...two days after that we had the home inspection, three days later we had the termite inspection and as of last Thursday our house is unofficially sold (that was the end of their 7 day option period!) The closing is set for May 3rd so as of today we have 5 weeks till we close! Pretty amazing huh? We are terribly excited but now the question posed is- Where will we live unti Aug when we can leave the state?
Enter our marvelous plan.....
Instead of having to find a crappy little apartment, moving an extra time, paying huge non-refundable deposits for the furry members of our family and making things that much more caotic, we have decided to put our housing allowance towards something we can keep and have something to show for it when this move is all over! Yes, we are going to live in a travel trailer for 2-4 months! Genius right?! :)
Not everyone has shared our enthusiasm and have told me flat out how crazy we are and they they could never do it! lol I have had many moments that those thoughts have crossed my mind too but ...the more people tell me I'm crazy the more I am determined to prove them wrong! I am not saying I'm not crazy, I know I am but for entirely different reasons! lol
So, as of Saturday night, we are offically owners of a "new" used trailer and we all can't wait be in it. The girls have their own room and spent about 6 1/2 hours in it yesterday playing Polly Pockets! J asked last night before bed if we could go back out in the trailer and then again after enrichment too...they are too funny! I just hope they still like it after they've been in it for months!
I really am excited about this adventure we are starting. I love the idea of simplifying everything and stripping away all the "stuff". I know that I am "stuff person", packrat, crafter etc and I hate that about myself. I don't know if that will ever change but I would like to be able to let go a bit more and feel more freedom as a result. This move will shorely be a test of that! That's not to say I won't love to be back in a house with all my collections of things (books in particular) but for now I think this summer is going to be amazing...the fear sneaks in when I least expect it but today I am thinking only good thoughts about the time I am going to have to bond with my girls over games, the crafts we are going to make (I can't quit cold turkey ya know!) and the family time we are going to have. Not that we don't have all that now, it will just be more magnified in a small space...Life is never boring and always changing...much like our weather these days!