We close on the house we are living in tomorrow morning. My realtor called at lunch today to say that the buyer was going to walk through this evening. Whoops! We haven't finished the list of items from the inspection because we are leasing the house until the end of July and quite franky, we have more going on than we can handle. Picking out items for the new house, making sure everything is going as planned, last minute fixes on the new rental before the first tenants move in on Thursday, emergencies on several other rentals, the little munchkins, and oh yeah, our full time jobs.
Fortunately, the new buyer understanding and we have a new agreement to complete the maintenance items by the end of July. Now the fun begins. Packing. Since we have only been in this house for a little over three years, the pain of moving is all too fresh. Hopefully, having 9 weeks will ease the pain, but I seriously doubt it! Especially since we are on the time crunch on the new house. Not much has happened in the past week and we are still a week away from drywall. That leaves 8 weeks for the interior, which takes FOREVER as I remember when my folks built our house when I was in middle school. Everytime I talk to the builder, I remind him we must be in the house by the end of July. And every time he reassures me that is more than doable. I'm not so convinced.
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