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Monday, May 24, 2010

State of Flux

I don't do well living in a state of flux. I hate when our home is getting work done to it, but I usually love it when the job is completed! I hate the moments leading up to major decisions, but I love when I finally make the decision and get to breathe that sigh of relief that - for better or worse - a decision was made. I just don't like living in a state of flux. And, that's what we've been living in for the past couple of years.


We knew that Chris was getting tired of his long commute to work. We knew that we wanted to move closer to family. We knew that we want to send Julia to the school where Chris works and there is NO WAY we were sending her on a 3 hour round-trip commute at the ripe old age of 4!

All roads were leading to us moving further North but we just had to wait for the right timing. We didn't want to interrupt Emma's early intervention services that end at age 3 so we've been waiting until she would be placing out of EI and moving into the school system at the ripe old age of 3. Yes, three! That is just wild to me that I'll be starting Emma in school earlier than Julia.

Anyway, Emma will turn 3 in just four short months and we are knee deep in working with the school system to get her all set for school in the Fall. The only problem? That's the time we want to move North! So, we finally decided to stop living in a state of flux and put our house on the market.

We have a realtor coming over on Thursday to take photos of our humble abode and should have the house listed and ready for buyers this weekend. We've made the decision and it feels bittersweet. It will be very hard to move away from the amazing friends that we have made here, but it's good to know we aren't really planning to move very far. Less than an hour by car, actually, and that seems a perfectly reasonable distance to drive frequently to see our friends.

The hardest thing (other than deciding what school district we want to move to and figuring out how we can afford a house in that district!) will be to keep the house clean while we wait for someone to make us an offer to buy. The real estate market where we live is still pretty soft. Average time to sell is a bit over three months. That goes perfect with our timing. Somehow, I don't think it will all work out that seamlessly, but a girl can hope.

Wish us luck!

6 Comments from readers:

Hetha said...

I'm with ya on the disdain for living in flux. Flux sucks. It's like deja vu reading this post. This post is like a total deja vu for me! It's so nice to be on the other side of that experience, though I look back on it frequently (when we pass our old apartment here) with a huge smile because it was a very exciting time and I just knew that what we were doing was going to change our lives for the best. And it has, in so many ways.

Keeping the place show worthy is a royal pain though!

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for ya'll.

xoxo

Hetha said...

LOL, can you see my sleep deprivation in that comment? hahahah!

I am Trish Marie said...

Hate, hate, hate the whole moving process. Although, now I am so glad we did. I am beyond happy with the girls' new school. I am glad we made the decision to move.

Here's to wishing for perfect timing and good offers!!

I am Trish Marie said...

Hate, hate, hate the whole moving process. Although, now I am so glad we did. I am beyond happy with the girls' new school. I am glad we made the decision to move.

Here's to wishing for perfect timing and good offers!!

Ellen Moore said...

Hi Kristina,

Ellen Moore here - mom of Catherine. We met at AID. Love your blog! Thanks for sending it. I'll send you mine via email. And love that you made a decision that enables you to feel like you're moving forward rather than in a state of flux. I believe the energy will help direct you somewhere - even if not where you actually think you are going now. One of my favorite quotes is from Joseph Campbell: We must be willing to give up the life we imagined so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

I have a feeling your house will sell faster :)

We'll be up at AID in June, I think - maybe July. I'll try to look at it and let you know.

Hugs,
el

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Very exciting! I hope all goes well with the sale of the house, the move, the new school district, etc. I am with you on the state of flux. We feel like things have been up in the air for us for a while now and it really does make me a little loopy!