It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break

We are finally making some progress on our new home endeavor. We’ve been waiting for our final step of our sale to go through – the appraisal. We got word that all is well and our closing can move forward tomorrow. The process was a little nail-biting with this sale since we had a buyer with a VA loan. Not always an issue, but 100% loans create a bit more bank interference, which never works well for anyone.

The next 4 weeks will be a little emotional. As we pack up and live in our home as renters we’ll have to start saying goodbye to a house that has been part of so many memories.


When we were prepping the house to go on the market I started to visualize what everything felt like. As we were going through and touching up paint and adjusting little things we had on our honey-do lists it felt like I was sitting on the floor with a dog I was saying goodbye to. You know the decision is right, but they’ve been at your side during so much. They were one of the constants in the chaos. It’s how I feel saying goodbye to our house. There’s so much sweat equity that’s in each of those rooms along with all the memories that it’s going to be hard to say goodbye.

We haven’t packed a thing yet. I plan on going through the house with a video camera with Mandy and Henry so we can document where he first lived and he can look back a few years from now when he doesn’t have such a clear memory. Mandy already warned me she’ll be crying. I’ll let her blame it on being pregnant. I also hope to take some photos and do some before/after shots along with what each room has witnessed.

This is the first step to a big transition we’ve decided to make. We are all excited about what’s to come. I can’t wait until we find our new home so I can turn up some Pharrell and dance around with Henry and Mandy to my favorite cartoon guy’s love/happy song.