Lately we’ve spent a lot of time in a next-door-neighbor state: Idaho. Our family will be relocating, sooner rather than later, to the Great ‘Tater. And while we’ll miss the big green state of Oregon, and all of our family and friends we’re leaving behind, we’re looking forward to this adventure and all the opportunities laid before us. Not to mention, there’s not much leaving behind when it’s just a 7 hour trip to my family and a 5-1/2 hour trip to Cam’s. Couldn’t have worked out better.
This last week Cameron had some business matters to take care of in Idaho and was flying out to Boise. We also found out recently (the night after we sold our house) that the home we were hoping to make ours was sold. The DAY before we sold ours.
Well, we just must not have sold ours fast enough, right? HA! No. We listed on Thursday, Open House on Saturday – and sold! We received an offer Saturday night and not only was it an offer. It was an insane offer. Here’s my Instagram post to see what I mean:
Sunday is a good day to reflect on the week, right? Let’s start with last Saturday.
Saturday: we find out that our company will NOT be moving us. We scramble to find a realtor and luckily find the BEST ones (@talulajoy & @micdee0z) at a recommendation of a close friend (😘 @emily080686). They help us quickly get our last-minute listing going.
Sunday: clean. A lot.
Monday: clean some more. And pack.
Tuesday: photos are taken of the house – and all my hard work! I’m deathly nervous but loving this minimalistic heaven we’re “forced” to live in. (🎉😈🎉)
Wednesday: more worrying. More nerves. More cleaning and packing. Cameron has a dream.
Thursday: our amazing photos (thanks, @micdee0z!) Go live with our listing. 🎉🎉🎉 Cameron tells me about his dream. (See text.) In the dream we sold our house for $313k. I tease him about the random number and push forward with my worrying.
Friday: nerves nerves nerves! More, albeit minimal because the kids have worked hard to not trash the place, cleaning.
Saturday: open house! Kids get Happy Meals and play at the Salem playplace for hours. Only two people come through the open house. Not gonna lie – felt awful. —
Saturday PM: while organizing my Roku channels (yes, this is a thing) I notice I missed a call from our realtors. Cam runs downstairs saying he got one too and calls them back. He excitedly tells me that one of the two people who came through has placed an offer and we’re going to meet with our realtors to discuss it. The offer is $313k. 😲🙊😲 Guys. I’m married to Lehi. #itslikeihaveespnorsomething 🙈😂🙈 We counter with an earlier closing date and tell them yes they can have our new fridge (😭) and they respond that same night. We email our realtor in Idaho and start the process there.
Sunday: die from shock. 😂😂😂 Did we win selling our house or what?! #tobecontinued
Can you believe it? 313 might be a lucky number around these parts for a bit.
So – we got our fast offer! But, sadly, our “dream” [no pun intended] offer came one day too late for the home we were hoping to snag. With Cameron needing to be out to Idaho already anyway, I called on one of my amazing sisters (we love you Sidney!) to come sit with my kiddos while I drove out to Meridian to look at houses. Again. But! We found one. Placed an offer, they countered, and we accepted. We are officially in contract and (inspection and appraisal passing) have a place to live after all the chaos, yay!
On my drive to and from Idaho, it was nice. Cameron was so worried that I would be tired, fall asleep, not be able to make the 7 hours twice in just over 24 hours. But it really was nice. I swapped CDs, found a radio station in Meridian that just might come close to replacing my beloved NRK, yelled at people who clearly don’t know what the left lane is for, you know… the norm.
Here are a few of the sights I saw during my 14 hours of driving in a little over 24 hours. Eesh.
Road Trip Essentials ^
Here’s to a new adventure!