This is not the post I had planned for today. I was supposed to be up early writing a book review. I think I stayed ahead on my posts like I wanted to for all of one week! I’ve been distracted by a lot of activity on our house, and this morning instead of writing, I was reading and signing a contract for the sale of our home!
It’s not that I didn’t still have time to write that book review, it’s that I completely lost my focus. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. I’m also afraid I’m jinxing this by even talking about it yet, because there are still a lot of hoops to jump through before it’s really a done deal. But it feels like we’re at least getting closer, and that this might really happen.
There is so much to do now and so much to think about with the new home. That got me thinking about changes, and wanting to look back at some old photos and reflect on how things have changed in the last few years while looking ahead to how things will be changing even more.
I found this photo of our trio of ball players from January 2013. We lost Moses to cancer that summer, and Luke joined our family at the end of that year.
We now have a new trio of ball players, and soon they will probably be playing ball in a new yard. One of the first things we’ll be doing with the new home is installing fencing so they can still have a huge yard to play and hang out in.
I am beyond busy now. January and February are a busy months for me with my bookkeeping work as well, so I’m probably back to my old ways of writing and changing plans at the last minute. It’s a good thing I work well that way! Once we get settled into our new home, maybe I can come up with a new schedule and stick to it! Stay tuned….oh, and keep your paws crossed for us that this sale goes through!
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
As you can see, I’m behind again. I have my fingers, toes, and eyes all crossed for you that the sale goes well! It’s been a long time since I moved down here with Kissy, and Sam was already living in this house. And my Dad and brother worked on our family home to get it ready to sell after I moved out, so I didn’t have any of the hard work except packing my own stuff for the movers to bring down. And that was exhausting enough.
As for planning and staying on top of things related to the blog? I have a hard enough time catching up with everyone else in between play time with the girls. Now I have to try to figure out Twitter, too! I’ve pretty much given upon Google+. I figure maybe Twitter will be less work.
Keep everything crossed! I hate the waiting to see if everything goes through. There was a time when we moved so much (when we were renting – about 6 times in 6 years) that I swore we’d never move again. But after 20+ years I’m over that, and ready for the challenge again.
I like Twitter. I have the most followers there, and get the most interaction. I’m not even sure I understand it 100% but it seems to work for me, with minimal effort on my part. I’m surprised that Google+ even keeps going.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
I am so excited for you – see it didn’t take as long as you thought it would. Congrats my friend, and don’t worry about your schedule, do what you can when you can. It will be just fine. Cant wait to hear more about the new home and the move.
Thank you, Cathy! You are right, I am going to just do the best I can. It will all still be here when I get settled; and I’m sure I will have plenty to write about at that point too!
2 Brown Dawgs says
Congrats on the sale. I know it will all work out!
Congratulations on getting a contract on your house. I hope the inspection and any subsequent negotiations also go well.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Congrats, things are falling into place now!!!!
Whoa! Congratulations on the new digs! I just know it’s all going to work out great!
A fenced in yard must be wonderful!! If we knew how much energy Cocoa would have it would have been the first thing we did!!
Honestly, it was the best thing we ever did for our dogs; and it makes our lives far easier too (especially when you have multiple dogs).
That is awesome to hear you signed a PA. Especially in the winter it is hard to find buyers. Good luck on the move and all. Mom wanted a house with a deck and a fence when we were looking for out house. She didn’t want to have to put the fence in later, and we were lucky and found this house with both. She still talks to Katie and I about the first day when we got to our new house and she opened the door and said we could go out. We tore around the yard forever. It was so fun, and I bet your crew will do the same! Congrats!
Thank you, Emma!! It’s tough to find a house that has everything you want, but this one definitely has some of the more important things for us, and at least adding fencing will be a fairly easy project, once we figure out exactly where it’s going to go!
M. K. Clinton says
This is so exciting! I will keep my fingers and toes crossed that the sale goes through. We are still considering selling and moving but it is sooooo scary. I know that you are thrilled! Congratulations.
It is scary, that’s for sure! I’ve had doubts along the way, but for the most part I really feel like this is the right thing. I’m sure it will all hit me at some point though and some tears will probably be shed!
Dolly the Doxie says
Congratulations, I think! Good luck on the sale going through but it does sound bittersweet, with all of the memories of your pets living there. Love Dolly
You are definitely right about that, Dolly, it will be bittersweet. I don’t think that part has really hit me yet, but I’m sure it will at some point if this keeps going forward!
Oh Jan, that’s so exciting! Fingers crossed for you that all goes well, the new house sounds so wonderful, it’s exactly what I want for me and my dogs too. Lots of land for my own walking trails and of course, one floor living. 🙂
Maybe if you have a few minutes (I shouldn’t give advice, I’m so far behind in reading and writing) on the weekends you could get some rough drafts or ideas out. And if you get too busy, just post pictures. At least that’s what they tell me. 🙂
That is good advice, Jodi, but I already do that on the weekends! LOL At times I will just post photos or very short stories when I’m pressed for time. I may just reduce my schedule when we really get into the thick of things. I toyed with the idea of just taking a week off, but I don’t really want to do that!
Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed for us!
easy rider says
It’s great that you always have a super team what keeps the ball rolling :o) and if you need another good ball artist, call me :o)
Our paws are crossed that efurrything goes as planned and that all wishes come true :o)