This past month has been a little challenging for us. As you know (because I've mentioned it SEVERAL times) we've been painting the exterior of our 120 year old house. The cedar wood siding, paired with a very particular husband with little spare time has turned it into quite the job! My entire family has volunteered their time and I'm so thankful for them. We are down to just the trim painting and the easier tasks now.
I was trying to get as much done on the house during the day (while Jaydon was at work) but the sat before last I aggrivated an old injury... which has left me spending 90% of my day lying in my bed...
The novelty wore of real quick! I've had to accept help from my mom and others, and that is something that is hard to do! I'm very thankful for the caring family I have!
So now you are probably wondering just what the big changes are? Well, we are actually planning to sell our house and move up near the Methow/Pateros area. BIG change... although it isnt too far of a drive from here (about 3.5 hours) it still seems like a big change for me. I have lived in the Tri-Cities area all my life, and I'm finding out that I am one that doesnt welcome change. I love Prosser and the people here, but we've been feeling like a change of this nature would be a good choice for our family. The good news is that my parents and my brother in law/sis share the same feelings we do. Having them there will make this transition that much easier for our family. Although it also means triple the moving! :)
We already have a house picked out that I have been DYING to share with you guys but until things are a little more final in that dept. I'm going to resist the urge! However, I can share with you pictures from the area:
It is really beautiful out there in the mountains... and Pateros (where Trin will be going to school) is a cute tiny little town!
My friend grew up in Pateros so I have a LOT of good memories there! I also have family in the area. My aunt lived a few miles away and my sister and brother and I would go up every summer and spend a week with her. She and my uncle didnt have kids, so they always made us feel very special! :)
So, as you can imagine I've had a hard time not posting about this for the last month or two. :) I've been a ball of nerves, with all kinds of emotions. Scared, anxious, nervous, excited, and overwhelmed! The overwhelmed feeling really set in last week when I spent most of my time in bed. I hate feeling helpless and feeble-like... it is defintiely an humbling feeling to know that you really cant do anything on your own without help from the guy upstairs. ;)
We would ultimately like to be settled into our new place by winter so this means I'll probably need to close down my etsy shop during the busiest time of the year, through November. I'll be sure and let you know when that will be happening for sure but I do plan to run a Black Friday sale sometime next month to make up for the fact that I probably wont be in a position to do so in November.
We have also decided to sell Sharkey. We will be buying a trailer or fifth wheel just a tad bit bigger, since we may need to live in it for awhile. We are just a little too busy to attempt selling him just yet but we've decided to ask 2,500. This will recoup a little of what I spent on his makeover. We are hoping for a quick sell because of the move and priced him accordingly. I know I had quite a bit of interest on facebook when I mentioned it a week or so ago. I have a couple ppl that asked if he was roadworthy enough to drive states away. The truth is- I'm not really sure if he is or not. We've only taken him on short trips (mainly because we figure it costs us about 35.00 and hour to drive him) but I'm not comfortable telling someone he'll make it that far. I would feel horrible if there was indeed problems that arose! He is after all vintage. ;) He isnt without his quirks, but for 2,500 I think it may be hard to find anything nicer. :)
So, how is that for a very informative post?! I'm trying to get used to posting from my laptop... I just really don't like using it! I bought a smaller one so that I could travel with it easier... but that means it isnt nearly as convenient at home! Of course my main computer monitor is a 24" widescreen so it is quite the change switching between the two! :)
Isnt it ironic that at this time last year we had made an offer on another house here in Prosser? I ran a big sale and you were all so supportive helping us come up with a down payment! Our offer wasnt accepted and we werent even given the option to counter. We didnt understand why at the time. I've never shared pictures of it, but I dug these up!
It was a pretty basic newer construction home, but it had a river view and my parents were looking at property on the lot next to it:
Then something else I never publicly shared (because I wanted to wait till plans were more definite) was that after losing out on the above house we decided we would do a big addition on our house through winter, when work is a little slower for my dad. Jaydon drew up the plans and we collected bids, picking out doors, trim packages, tile, carpet... we had to request a variance from the city, it was quite the job. It took much longer than we thought so this Spring we decided we needed to wait until this next winter because work at that point had already begun picking up. I was pretty dissapointed, but now I know why it worked out that way! Amazing how you look back on things after the fact and you can see how all the pieces fit together?
This quote I posted a few weeks ago really hits home!
Any tips for moving? The kids are really excited and that has definitely helped! Is it weird that I'm nervous to hit the publish button on this post!?
p.s. Dont forget that there is a 50% off sale in the digital shop! hah! Now you know why I'm having one! ;)