Remember when our new construction was going to be finished by mid-December 2016? Plans have changed just a few times since then.
|Exterior, last week in January 2017.|
Sometime in late December, while we were at Children's, the builders got back to us: closing would be on February 10th. Hmm... we had signed a purchase agreement to sell our house on Feb 2nd (assuming there was NO way the new house would be delayed another month past the Jan 6th date... so much for that.)
So: game plan #2: move over to Craig's house for those 8 days. We packed up about 1/2 of our house, leaving out just the things we thought we would need for ~2 weeks.
|Lots of boxes|
So: game plan #3! Move the majority of our stuff into the garage of the new build. Leave the walls of the garage clear so that the inspector can still do his job. Move ~2 months (and whatever won't fit in the Northfield garage) into the builder's model home in Faribault.
|THANK YOU to everyone who helped. We had an awesome crew!|
|A huge trip to Menards: water softener, zillion light bulbs, paint, cabinet knobs. Pretty exciting.|
|So fun to see progress!|
|Stairway railing is in.|
The only more difficult thing is that it is in Faribault, and other than Nathan's work, our lives center around Northfield. My life will become more hectic as I'll have to drop off and pick up the kiddos every day - which will be difficult if Anna continues to wake up in the middle of the night! (Since Greta gets up at 6:30 every morning no matter if Anna has been up 3 times from 12p-6a or has slept through the night!) Previously I would take Anna's night shifts, Nathan would take the girls to school, and I'd be able to sleep an extra hour or two after they left. I'll have to think through my day and pack up for errands, my workouts, etc - but that won't be hard. It will be the lack of sleep that will get to me, I think.
But, as I told my dad during his Thanksgiving day run: you can do anything for
We close on the Crocus Ct. house today. It will be nice to hand that property off to the new buyers. One less thing on our brains/to-do lists (as Nathan was cleaning until midnight on Monday night and I put in another couple of hours Tuesday morning before work). I'm surprised I don't feel more sad to leave it.
|Empty Crocus Ct. kitchen|
|An empty Crocus Ct house ready for its new owners. I'm oddly not too sad to leave it -- maybe because I know we are moving to a house that will be even more perfect for us?|