Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Moving on

Yesterday was, well, exhausting. If Jeff's sister Delayna had not driven over from Ellensburg and worked her little tail off, I would never have been able to get everything ready for our Realtor to take pictures.

This house is clean. (Poltergeist anyone?)

Like, really clean.

But now I must maintain. I can toootally do that. hahahaha!

No really, I have to. It will be fine. (hyperventilating into bag now)

When Jeff saw the pictures on the JohnLScott site, he said, "Are we doing the right thing?"

Something about your house looking so great makes it harder to want to part with it.

When it looks like crud and there are cereal dishes and laundry everywhere, it seems easier to walk away. You know?

But when it looks like this: It's harder to want to leave it.

Aaaaannnd it's listed for 80 k less than we bought it for!!!!!!!

But, despite the seeming lack of logic behind our decision, ie; we live in a great area, with good schools, great house, great friends, we have been feeling for a while that some kind of big change was coming our way.

And if you've read this blog for a while, then you know how I feel about the country, which Ellensburg is. And since I grew up half an hour away in Cle Elum, it really is like going home.

Jeff started feeling like we should move to Ellensburg. I was like, what?!!!! "But I like it here now. I love my friends, my house, etc. etc. "

But I started to get that feeling too. So we did what we always try to do when we make decisions, we prayed about it.

I didn't want to at first. Cuz I was not happy about it. But I couldn't shake the feeling that this was right, either. And even after I got the very strong answer of yes, you are supposed to do this. I still went back again and said, really? are You sure?

So here we are, with our house on the market.

As we have pondered this decision, there have been more reasons that came to mind of why this would be a good thing for our family. Sunshine, houses with acreage, seasons, outdoor activities for very active boys who are stuck inside when it's raining, alot!, smaller schools, grandparents and cousins in the same town, and everything is close so I won't spend hours in the car every day. Yes, hours. I'm not even exaggerating. Currently, unless I am going to fred meyer, I will be gone at least an hour and a half for any appt, grocery trip or activity. Now granted in Ellensburg, there will still be some of that. If I need Target or Costco then I have to drive half an hour to go to Yaki-vegas. But it takes me 20 minutes to go to Target now.

And the very best part, Jeff's company and his client have agreed to Jeff working from home 3 days a week.

That is the most wonderful part of all of this. Again, if you've read this blog for very long, then you probably know how I feel about my husband. So having him home 3 days a week, working in the other room, is such a gift.

Leaving will still be hard. Right now my parents come to our house once a week to give piano lessons. That won't be possible when we are 2 1/2 hours away instead of one. My sister will now be 2 1/2 hours away instead of 1. My brother and his family are potentially moving back to this area and my SIL Amy is one of my dearest friends. So that stinks.  I have made some of my best friends here. And so have my children.

I have had some down moments this week. Partially because I've been recovering, I'm guessing. But also because even when you know you're making the right decision and listening to what Heavenly Father wants for you, it can still be hard to actually do it.

Because I don't know yet all the good things that will come from it. But I'm trying really hard to let go of the things I have no control of, like what kind of house will be available for us to live in over there, or when our house here will sell or how my children will handle moving or if I will make friends. And if I do make friends and get comfortable, will Heavenly Father ask us to move again? And instead, I'm just trying to focus on the promises I know are sure when we listen to the answers given to us in prayer.

I've seen first hand how things fall into place when you are on the right track. And Jeff's company said yes so fast to him working from home, that we felt that was the first sign of everything working out.

Now, as far as selling the house goes, we will just cross and fingers and pleasantly wait in a very tidy house.

A super duper, anxiety inducing, tidy house:)


  1. Two words: Saudi. Arabia. No one knows the "Why in the world are we doing this?!" More than me. BUT, you are right. And you will be blessed. You're a silly girl. Will you make friends? Pu-lese. Duh? Everyone that knows you, LOVES you! People are so blessed to have you as a friend. You should have a wait list - you have so many friends! :) Moving from family is tough. But having Jeff will be wonderful. And it's not like it RI. It's just over the pass...and a lot of traffic, away. I'm SO sorry it's selling for so much less. Aren't you like, "Hey. 319$, we could afford that." Instead of like 410, what the crap?! Someone will be getting a very lucky deal. I love you. Hang in there. In a blink you'll be moved and moving on.

  2. Holy COW!!! You are doing exactly what we did one year ago. Same promptings, same losses, same gains. Good luck, it was a wild ride but we are so glad we took the plunge. It was the right decision for us.


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