I am back! Goodness, it has been a long six months. But life has been crazy for the longest time. I still owe you this blog post about why life has been so intense that I actually wrote last year in October but never got around to post so far. So here we go: On Monday, October 23rd, 2020, it was time.
Change is Here
Time for the long-anticipated moment; we had been waiting since June 30th to set the wheels in motion to MOVE AGAIN.
It was time to say goodbye to 1393 Truslow Road. Time to say goodbye to our first home that we had put so much time and energy into since moving in at the end of September 2018.
And, I was so not ready for it.
Although we had been anticipating and hoping for this day for the last four months, the moment we finally knew seemed rushed and appearing out of nowhere.
Introvert and Change
But my husband was ready to execute the plan we had been making in our minds for the last months without hesitation.
My husband is more of a doer, the executor in this family.
Sean was ready to pull all the strings to get our cozy tiny nook home on the market and get it sold then and there.
If by myself, I probably would have debated when it would be the exact right time for a few weeks and then debated myself some more for another few weeks to make sure I was doing the right thing at the exact right time. I am an overthinker, big time! But having time was no option.
Time has never been an option with any of our moves.
First, you are ready to get things done, then said things take forever to come together. And in the end, there is such a rush to get these things done again that there is no time to think about all the upcoming changes anymore. I do not know if anybody understands what I am saying here?!
When my husband called our realtor, our lives were turned upside down from one day to the next.
I was only ready to start planning how to move forward but not doing it.
Introverts like me need to have much time to plan their plans. It is rethinking things and re-rethinking them again. That is 1000% me!
But suddenly, the house photographer was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, and a “coming soon” sale sign was posted in our yard the day before on Wednesday.
Sean and I spent all day on Wednesday and Thursday cleaning the house and getting it ready for showings.
Thursday at 10 pm, the house went up online for sale and by Friday at 9 am, we already had eight showing requests for the same day.
A Weekend in the Car
I mean, of course, I knew that we had invested money and blood and tears in this house, but all this interest was stunning!
Sean, Toby, and I spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday living in our car at Curtis Memorial Park, a little park that I have used for walking the last two-plus years. Eight-hour days of living in the car.
Toby did not like it. He is scared of going inside his cage again now ☹, thinking he is stuck in it for hours on end (just like when flying)—poor baby.
By Sunday morning, I started canceling, showing requests for later that day. That is how great our showing schedule was!
By Sunday evening, our realtor let us know that we had received ELEVEN OFFERS on our house. Also, two more people wanted to offer but could not because of the ongoing bidding war.
We had 23 showings, and half of them offered.
Offers and Grown-Up Decisions
If I am honest, I felt utterly overwhelmed by the offers. And I felt like I needed a lot more time to make the right decision that would have made me feel at ease. But people who offered were waiting for an answer, and I guess being a grown-up means making these decisions quickly. Not my favorite.
I have slept an average of five hours at night since last Wednesday.
I would have never thought that all this business would be weighing on me that much. But it is.
For the realtor, it is all business; for me, it is also a human aspect.
But I also had to make the best business decision for us and our future.
Today is the morning after ratifying the contract with our chosen potential buyer, and my heart is heavy knowing we do not own our first home anymore one month from now. It feels sad.
But also very excited about what is coming next.
I mean, we are not selling this place because we are staying around this area. 😊