Well, the house that we had our eye on is as good as sold, but not to us. We were fairly disappointed, but have decided to make the best of it. It wasn't meant to be, I guess. Now that we know exactly what we want in a home, we can build it or buy it. There are wonderful lots for sale, not to mention existing homes. Either way, mum's the word from here on out. You won't hear anything about our future living arrangements until we've signed the papers. Losing the house is exactly why Craig and I were trying to keep our privacy, but we have learned that it's best not to tell anyone anything. We were a little too excited to keep our mouths shut last time.
I do have to say this: Selling your home is very stressful when you have 2 dogs and a cat (and a baby). We have had showings every day this week, and each time we get "the call", we have to scramble. If we're at work, one of us has to leave and go corral the animals and find a place to put them so they aren't home. If we are home, we have to drop whatever we're doing and get out. Last night I was just going to put pork chops in the oven and go out to mow, when we got "the call". Off we went, 2 cars, 2 dogs, one cat, one baby and one diaper bag. Sheesh. Then, when we returned, we realized that we had locked ourselves out of the house and had to call Craig's mom to come over and let us in. Today we have 2 showings and a realtor's open house, so Rudy is at doggy daycare, Nala and Kirby are at Craig's parents. If anyone would like a cat for a few weeks until our house sells (hopefully it will only take a few more weeks), feel free to temporarily adopt ours. Though Craig would tell you that you can have him forever, I still like the big guy.
I love to read, and will read pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I just finished The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It's a memoir, chronicling her unbelievable childhood and journey to adulthood. You won't believe the craziness and poverty that her family lived in. It's fabulous!