Progress Update: A Bit of News

Hello, my friends.  Can we have a glory, hallelujah moment?  Our condo has sold!  I’ve waited a week to make sure everything would stick, but now I feel relatively comfortable broadcasting the news.  If you have been with me for awhile, you may remember that in October we decided to throw in the towel and accept that this simply isn’t the happiest or healthiest place for us.  We rented a storage unit, we purged our belongings remorselessly, we sold furniture, painted, upholstered, built and hacked new teeny-tiny dresser/nightstands. . .and then disaster struck.

When Hurricane Sandy rolled over the East Coast, our area fared pretty well; our condo building did not.  Our unit and our next door neighbor’s were flooded by rain water.  We lost the floors and the door, and our plans to sell were brought to an immediate full stop.  But come February, finally, FINALLY, the new door was put in, the beautiful new floors were installed, we patched, painted some more, and I cleaned as if my hope of heaven depended on it!

 On Wednesday the 20th we listed, on Thursday we had four showings, and by Friday night we were under contract with one of two competing offers!!  (To see all of the photos, and Jason’s take on the news, click here.)

Now, my dears, we have until April to decide what exactly we are going to do next.  Our immediate fall back plan is to get into a rental nearby.  We have lots of irons in the fire and I will keep you posted as we figure things out.  Posting will probably continue to be sporadic as we pack and prepare to move, and find out what to do with ourselves the way grown ups are supposed to.  We are open to all possibilities, so don’t be surprised if the next thing you hear is that we’ve decided to be cat herders in Tasmania or opened a shaved ice stand in Belize!  And, if you follow me on Pinterest, don’t be surprised if a good many house-y things begin to trickle in (I’m getting a touch excited about the possibility of living in more than 700 sq. ft.!).  Later, Gators!

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