Kev’s friend, Jason, helped us move the big stuff…

…and Kev’s mom, Katie, helped us move the rest…

We truly could not have done it without them. (Thanks again, you two. We’re still trying to figure out how we can ever re-pay you!)

I forgot how completely physically and mentally strenuous moving is! I had some serious “I just want to get rid of everything” moments during those five, fast-paced days. And by “get rid of everything”, I meant- leave everything right where it was so I didn’t have to lift anything else– ha!

Half of our belongings are currently in a storage unit, and the other half are sitting in Kev’s parents garage…

We’re staying with them until we close on our new place, and we can’t thank them enough for their generosity and hospitality. Max and Kit-Cat are all out of sorts, and I have a full-blown respiratory infection, but man it’s been nice to spend time with them and take notes in Katie’s kitchen…

We were originally shooting for a September 28th closing date, but that got pushed back to October 5th at some point along the way due to a burst pipe underground, out in front of the house. (The water company found it when they went out to turn the water on.) Now, thanks to a water leak inside the ceiling above the kitchen (below the bathroom sink upstairs), our closing date has been pushed back, yet again, to October 12th. #ThankGoodnessForInfaredTechnology!

We’re anxious to get into the house, but we’re so thankful that our inspector (Dwight Leary) found that second leak yesterday. We’re going to ask the bank who owns the house to fix it when we get our inspection report back tomorrow. #FingersCrossedTheySayYes

In the meantime, we’ll just keep prowling around the new neighborhood…

We were smitten with it from the get-go, and we look forward to blogging all about it once the i’s are officially dotted and the t’s are officially crossed on the 12th!


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  1. says

    I’m so excited for you guys. I still think it is C-RAZY that you packed everything that FAST!!! I’m with ya on the just leave it there thinking. :-) Good luck with the leak issues and getting them resolved quick.

  2. Heather Parrish says

    Aww, I love Dwight Leary! He inspected my house in 1999, then years later, we were in small group together:-) He & his wife Dena are precious!!!! I LOVE my house & adore my neighborhood & neighbors; however, your new neighborhood is one of my favorites. I love how peaceful it is. Great place to drink in the beauty of the Lord :-) So happy for y’all… It’ll be worth all of the delays!

  3. says

    I am giddy with excitement for you both & for all of us lucky readers who get to share this new journey of yours. The hint of what’s to come with the porch, wooden shutters & a lake OH MY! Waiting anxiously for the 12th, as I’m sure you are too! Enjoy your time with Kevin’s family. We are living with my Mom, as our latest renovation journey has lead us there. It’s a time we will remember forever & we are so thankful!

  4. Linda says

    We haven’t moved for forty, yes FORTY, years and even the thought of it scares me! Hope you are well and rested before the next stage of your move.

    I loved your old house and loved following each new project so can’t wait for the new journey to begin.

    Take care of yourself!!

  5. becky up a hill says

    That gadget that showed the water leak is amazing! We are having some plumbing done next week I hope and I do have concerns about one ceiling, going to ask if they have this. Happy Move..can’t wait to see your new digs!

  6. JolieAnne says

    I can hardly wait for you and Kevin to show us the new house!
    I am sorry you have an infection. I believe in eating
    raw garlic to keep my immune system in good working order!
    Just hope you are going to be fine, very soon!

  7. says

    Congrats to you both on the new place we of course can’t wait to see the digs, see how you make it your own. I so understand the moving blues.. We are moving after being in our home for 25 years.. good golly you forget about all the underpinnings those un-fun to move items.. shovels and hoes.. My husband is a DIY guy as well so we have things like dry wall trowels. Lots of stuff, lots of moving.. It’s like having the flu you just can’t wait for it to be over. :)

  8. says

    Great news Layla so pleased for you, hope it all gets sorted out thank goodness for that machine to notice that, the bank own it they should fix it for you, before you become the owners.
    So looking forward to seeing you put your mark on your new home how exciting for you both :)))

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