Saturday, October 15, 2011

Updates for those keeping track...

When last we met, I shared the big news of our upcoming move to Washington DC. Since that time we got the house ready to sell and found a buyer. Now I could brag about my mad real estate skills, my awesome staging, and my home fragrance plug-in devices, but I wouldn't be being completely honest with you. In truth, the reason my house sold so quickly is because a very dear friend wanted to buy it. It ended up simply being a matter of deciding on a price and a time frame. I think that I can honestly say that all of the people involved feel very blessed with how it's worked out.

Now that the house is spoken for, I can get on with the business of finding a home to rent in the DC area. We are taking a trip to Chevy Chase in a few weeks where David will be working to look at houses. Our goal is to find something along the metro line so that David can take the train into work every day.  It seems like Maryland may make the most sense for our needs. The girls and I are hoping for an area which is family friendly, home school friendly, wooded and pretty. If any of my readers have suggestions for great towns, I'd love to hear them.

The children spent the week on the Cape with my folks where they were spoiled and loved. I think that the kids found it very relaxing because they got to forget about the fact that we are moving for awhile. They had mani/pedi's with Nana and watched pirate documentaries with Pepere. They had the time of their lives. David and I had the chance to eat out at grown-up restaurants while they were gone. It was heavenly. We also made a big shopping trip to the shopping outlets in Maine so that David could get some work clothes. David has worked from home for many years now, so many in fact that his "work attire" actually more resembled gym clothes on the good days and pajamas on the bad. Now he gets to be Mr. Fancy Pants, a change which I could not support more heartily.

My list of things to do seems to grow every day and yet I am trying to slow down and enjoy these last months here. It's bittersweet in every way. The excitement of moving. The sadness of leaving. It's all there.  I blog in my mind all the time, but am often too tired to get the words here. I'll try to do better. Thanks for sticking with me.

7 comments:

Chunky Mama said...

Very exciting! Good luck with all of it. :)

Cheryl said...

What's missing is you forgot to stop and visit us while you were in Maine. EEEEEEK!

Sounds like the job is in Chevy Chase & you're looking for an outlying town a bit more, um, healthy(?) to live? Shoot me an email with a bit more detail and I'll talk to some people I know from MD. Been all over the state but my brain is dead right now.

Pom Pom said...

Exciting! Bill and I are going to Maine in a week. We'll be sleeping in Boston next Saturday and then on to Bar Harbor. I'm so excited! I've never been to Maine!
I'm so happy for you, Sara! I hope you find a wonderful place to settle.

bodyalivebodyaware said...

Thanks for sharing the journey Sara. I'm both happy for you and sad for me.

bodyalivebodyaware said...

Thanks for sharing the journey Sara. I'm both happy for you and sad for me.

Justine said...

Ooohh, Chevy Chase. So beautiful. In that area, I recommend Wheaton, Forest Glen, and Silver Spring. They are generally affordable areas, but according to friends of ours who are currently looking, there are many "multiple bid" situations. Good luck and be patient. I have no doubt you will find a great place to live.

Sarah said...

Virginia is a more friendly place than Maryland to homeschool in, in case that is a huge concern for you guys. :)