Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Change

The feelings of dread I've had about moving over the past few months have slowly changed to excitement. It's nice.

There have been numerous calls on the house since it went on the rental market on May 1st. Although all of the calls were from people that needed something Right Now, I'm hopeful that there will still be people interested in it at the end of June. It's in a good location (about a mile from post), has a huge backyard, and is actually quite cute, if I do say so myself. The walls are all white (blech - I H-A-T-E white walls) thanks to Scout, the painting king. Things are fixed and except for a very necessary deep cleaning, the house is ready to go.

And luckily, my mother and my sister are crazy animal people like myself (what, you think I became The Crazy Lady With Six Dogs all on my own? No way). My mom has generously offered to take Neurotic Lewis and Lazy Daisy, while my sister will take Sweet Foxy and Crazy Winston, while we look into buying a house. We will live on post in the meantime (with Cat Killing Kansas and Street Guy Diesel). 

And, AND. There's a farm house that I'm so in love with I can't put it into words. It's the house that I've been dreaming of for years. And the price recently dropped $25,000, only $10,000 more than what the bank will finance us for (it needs $1,700 worth of septic/well work - I'm assuming no one wants to deal with the hassle). If our house gets rented out, there shouldn't be a problem with us getting our dream home. It's amazing how, a few weeks ago, I had almost resigned to living in a 1996 trailer with a bad roof. And now, owning my dream house on 40 acres could be a reality.

Things are lookin' up. I'd say I'm finally ready to move.

7 comments:

Abbey said...

I'm glad to hear you feel better about the move. Your mom and sister are amazing to help you with the dogs!

ABW said...

Sounds like things are falling into place? 40 acres, can I park a 1996 trailer with a bad roof on one corner?

dutchgirl said...

40 acres sounds heavenly! I'm glad everything is falling into place. So, can I come visit? :)

sharona said...

Yay!! Glad things are looking up! (I can only imagine how many other animals you'll give homes to with 40 acres) :)

Erin said...

Abbey, it's so nice to hear from you and know that you are keeping up with me. I always look forward to your encouraging comments!

And yes, ABW, you are welcome to park a bad trailer on a corner of my 40 acres! That's what friends are for, right? LOL...

And dutchgirl, you're ALWAYS welcome to come visit? Did I hear a rumor that you're moving to Carson too?

And Sharona. You have no idea. I'm already planning for chickens, goats, bees, and a huge garden. Maybe when I turn really crazy, I'll get a horse or two. Imagine how stressful a move would be then!

Tiffany said...

Hi! I found your blog accidentally a few weeks ago (I am a military spouse, too) and I read about your stress about your upcoming move. It is great to hear that pieces of the move, like renting your house and not having to live in a trailer, are coming together. I'll say a prayer that the move is easy...Love reading about your adventures. I would love to hear how you like Colorado. We've never been there but hubby will have to start thinking about his next duty station soon...Have a great day!

The Mrs. said...

so glad to hear that everything seems to be falling into place! I hope you guys get the dream house it sounds MUCH better then the trailer.