This has been our plan for a few months now, but it has seemed a little more official these past few days. We were super excited to have accepted an offer on our house a week after listing. Our home is 120 years old, so we were expecting a few things to come up during the inspection. We're taking care of them, and everything is running as smooth as it can. I'm so thankful for that, because even with everything going so well... we have definitely had our busy and stressful evenings.
I think I underestimated how unsettling it is to feel unsettled in your own home. I tried to start chipping away at the emotional attachment to our house a few months ago when we decided we would be selling. It is a good thing I started so long ago, cause my goodness it was (is) a strong attachment! I think what stresses me the most, is all the uncertainty and "ifs" that can come up to put a kink in our plans. I have to keep reminding myself, that things have worked out so far. The few times that something didnt seem to work out according to plan, it actually turned out for the better anyhow!
It helps that we had fallen in love with a different house near Pateros, WA back in August, and last week we were able to make an offer on the place, and they accepted! This picture was taken from the park in Pateros.
and this picture was taken just a few miles from Pateros... so you dont have to go too far to run into mountain country.
So, we're in the process of selling our home and purchasing another! It doesnt look like we will be able to close on our new place until the middle of December. Which isnt exactly ideal, we may end up spending our Christmas in a little trailer at an rv park. :) But we have a lot to be thankful for, and we can muster up some patience if needed. Remind me of this in December if I'm getting a little whiny. ;) This next month is definitely going to be busy. I've started packing up the house, and I'm still planning to do a sale in my etsy shop, but I'm so undecided as to when I should do it! Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
I can't wait to share bits of the house, it is just so different than what we have now! In so many ways. Change is good! Some mornings I wake up and feel excited to move onto another stage in life, other times I feel like I just want to hold onto the familiar things and routines that have made up our life these past 8 years.
I'm also shopping craigslist for a used rv! This time either a 5th wheel or pull trailer! This one is way too small, but isnt it adorable!?
Oh, the fun I could have using this as a guest house! It is a 1971 Shasta Trailer for sale in Umatilla OR for 2,000 if anyone wants to snatch it up!
I am fortunate enough to have family and friends already in the Pateros area. But if you have any tips for adjusting/adapting during a move to a new town? I would LOVE to hear them!