When we sold our house, my husbands boss took him aside and let him know the shop he was working in would be closing but didn't have a specific time frame. Talk about devastating. We just sold our house, didn't have another in mind, and were living in my parents 2 bedroom house temporarily (while they stayed at their campground resort in Indiana). They let him know that they really valued him as an employee, and would like him to relocate to their new Indiana location. So, our new options were stay in Ohio and not have a job in the near future, or move to Indiana.
Can I tell you how hard it is to shop for houses when you aren't in the same state? Thankfully it was only a 2-2.5 hour drive, but that is 4-5 hours of driving time in a day. We have 3 kids (who do not do well for long trips!). Challenging is a good word to describe life this past year! It took us several trips, many MANY house showings, and 6 months to find a house, close on it, and move in. September 11th, we closed on our new home, and our belongings arrived on the 18th.
So, my apologies for not getting as much accomplished with the planners this year as I had hoped! It has been quite a ride! This week is the last week my husband will be commuting and he will finally be HOME for good! I am so grateful for everything that has fallen into place for us. We are excited to make new memories with our girls in our new home - and to plan out what that 4 acre back yard means for us!