Oh what a difference a week (or 2) makes. At the risk of jinxing myself, let me just say things are falling into place. I will say, so far, the largest stress of this whole thing has been getting ready to get the pictures taken so the realtor could put the house on the market. I literally have not been that stressed since I don't know when. I mean, truly, mentally, physically, emotionally stressed. It was awful. It was bad enough that I cancelled our Spring Break plans. And to be perfectly honest, I'm so glad I did. My hubby came home and we just hung out here at the house. No pressure. Exactly what I needed. And the girls got to sleep in, hang out with friends and even spend the night out. Poor Blair was bored.
I love how my house looks from the outside. It has not been my favorite on the inside, although it is a pretty house...it's just not 'me'. However, this truly has been a wonderful place to raise my children. And I am so fortunate that we have had the wonderful neighbors that we have had. I truly get choked up when I think about leaving them. So, I don't spend much time thinking about that.
I am excited about where we are moving. We had narrowed it down to 2 different counties, Anne Arundel and Howard. I had been leaning toward Howard but I didn't want to rule anything out. I don't know what it is, but I truly feel like this is the place we belong. I hope I'm right. Blair found us a rental house in a neighborhood in Ellicott City that I have been eying for the last several months. It's much smaller....a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, but I think it's going to be the perfect transition house for us. I was/am not thrilled about having to rent, but I'll admit, it has taken a great deal of pressure off of me. And this place is so close to everything! The possibilities are endless and I can't wait to get up there and begin exploring.
So, things are beginning to fall into place. We have an offer on our house. We have a place rented. The intense stress is gone. And now, it's just a matter of fulfilling our obligations here, saying goodbye to our friends and this very important chapter in our lives, and setting out for our next adventure.
Wish us luck!