Life is what happens

Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

They say “Life is what happens when you make other plans”.

I apologize for being MIA a large part of the last few weeks, but…we made plans…and then life happened!

Here is what was “planned” to happen starting 2 weeks ago

1) moving truck show up Wed Morning packing all of our belongings except what we needed for that night and an air mattress for ourselves and one for our little girl (the baby was in the pack n play)

2) moving truck leaves and buyer show up for final walk through

3) wake up the next morning and go to closing on the home we were selling, drive down to Sarasota and close on the home we were buying

5) meet moving truck at the new house

What “life” decided should happen

1) moving truck show up Wed Morning packing all of our belongings except what we needed for that night and an air mattress for ourselves and one for our little girl (the baby was in the pack n play)

2) phone call from our Realtor that there had been a glitch in mortgage and closing may get delayed

3) confirmation that we wouldn’t close on Thursday AFTER the moving truck drove away with ALL of our things!

4) enjoy a vacant home with a toddler and infant with one change of clothes and a flute {word to the wise – when moving and you leave out just a couple of toys, make sure one is NOT a flute)

5) wake up Friday to find out that closing won’t be that day either….and no one is sure WHEN it will happen as we are living in a vacant house with one change of clothes and air mattresses

6) talk to moving truck to confirm that they can not actually just keep all of our things on the truck indefinitely, and realize that we also cannot keep pushing back closing on the new home

7) take a leap of faith and closed on the new house as to not keep the kids in a vacant house any longer

8 ) move in to the new house with the info that the old house would close Monday

9 ) Monday morning – we are told that the buyers loan must be redone – a few choice words for the mortgage company

10) we own two homes….not really what we were hoping for…for the next week and a half, unsure if the closing would happen at this point

11)Friday, confirmation there has been a clear to close from mortgage, and now we wait for a “time” dictated by law

12) old neighbor calls to let us know some kids parked in our driveway (old house) and then broke in a vacant house a block away

13) my husband drives back to Tampa to check on house and find they stole the power meter, cops are called, power company comes out to fix it, husband comes home at 3am

14) WEDNESDAY MORNING – FINALLY CLOSED!!!!!

I wanted to feel more sentimental about leaving our first home, and I did, until all of this. By yesterday, I felt so relieved and grateful to have finally said Good Bye to the old house that I would have done cartwheels away from it happily.

Of course it all worked out in the end, and we always knew that one way or another it would, but I am so glad to be on the other side! This face {my little guy so proud that he has learned to crawl} is EXACTLY how I feel today!

Now, I am back to work…still in the middle of unpacking and getting settled, but I have a lot of new things headed your way…finally!

0 thoughts on “Life is what happens

  1. After all that~ how can you not look at that adorable face and make everything that happened go away;)

  2. OMG, Kori! What a story. Soooo glad it’s all behind you now & worked out.

  3. Oh my look at his adorable face! I couldn’t get anything done if I was with him all day 😉

  4. I can’t imagine having such a difficult time closing…but look at that face. He’s adorable!

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