Jun 19, 2017

Our Next Adventure, Part I

So I have hinted around this fact for awhile now but I haven't yet officially shared it!

And no we are not pregnant and in fact you probably already know that if you clicked to this link since you saw the first picture and it's not of us in some cutesy picture announcing a new baby but actually a picture of our house with a big realty sign out front.


Yup, that's right. We are selling our house. We are moving!

This was not a decision we made lightly. This is something we have been talking about for some time now and it was a few months ago that we made the decision to officially make it happen. And we quickly learned that getting ready to sell a house and buy a new one is a heck of a lot harder than just moving from an apartment.

But turns out we made it happen. We ended up getting storage for a lot of stuff and doing some major clean out. (We don't just have a bunch of junk, well we do but that's another matter, most of the stuff that went was actually toys and baby clothes and stuff.) We talked to a realtor and figured out what we needed to take care of and got the ball moving.

Of course we had a couple of weeks before we could really move forward with another because I had some projects to finish up and get the house cleaned up. The biggest thing was definitely getting our stuff stored - which we just ended up getting some local storage unit (we were going to do PODS but we couldn't get one until middle of June and that wasn't going to do us any good so we just moved a bunch of stuff in loads.) Once we got our stuff out of the house we could look at the house and see what we needed to do.

One of the things Rob was working on all along was the master closet door. Way back when we moved in we actually took the door off because we just hated having it there. It sat downstairs in the basement until we had a major ice build-up a few years ago which leaked through to our basement (no problems since so weird!) and just so happened to leak right on our door. Turned out it ruined the door, including molding the top. So we had to throw it away and didn't think too much of replacing it. It always seemed like such a bother so we just didn't. But when we decided to put the house on the market we knew we needed to finally take care of it. So we got to work on the door (and by we I mean Rob). It took awhile to get it stained and then fitting in correctly but he finally did and it looks great.

We also had some little things including landscaping (which wasn't so little) to deal with. My parents helped me get the house in shape then we got our carpet cleaned and all the sudden our house was being photographed and up on the market.

I honestly didn't expect any showings right away despite what everyone kept telling me. In fact I couldn't imagine anyone liking this house, but I kept being told over and over that this was a popular layout and it should go fast. But when it went on the market on a Sunday morning I didn't expect much.

But soon we started getting notified of showings. And before we knew it we had 6 showings all in just the first day. And even more surprising is when we get word from our agent that we had an offer. Not even 12 hours on the market and we officially have an offer from a young family who loved the house and the family vibe and want to "take over where we left off." After much discussing and a change in possession date we accept the offer. All parties sign and we are officially under contract 24 hours after putting our house on the market.

I was blown away. Not being the one in the family who loves the house I have a hard time seeing how anyone would love this house but I'm over the moon that someone does. And we are glad that a young family will be able to love and take care of this house.

And that means we are on to our next adventure at a new house. In case anyone was wondering we love love love Olathe and wouldn't dream of leaving it. So we are definitely staying in the city and the school district but our new mission was definitely finding the right home for our family and where we want to go next in life.

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