Wednesday, June 01, 2016

project 12 | 2016 | part two

i love having my years captured month by month and plan to keep up with project 12 this year in a few different chunks. you can read about January-March here

APRIL

HIGHLIGHTS
we were basically nomads this month, moving from my in-laws to my parents and then back again. we had 15 showings in 8 days though, so we definitely made the right decision to move out while the showings and inspection were going on.

i was also busy with getting an internship interview lined up for school. we do an internship both years which translates to our field practice hours for the program. but you aren't just assigned an internship, you have to be referred and then interview for it as well. so it is like job interviewing which means there is a lot of prep work, and cover letter/resume writing!

NOTABLE EVENTS
Apr 1 - we had 1 showing
Apr 2 - we had 3 showings & we went to Columbia to tour the apartments we chose
Apr 3 - we had 1 showing & we our apartment application was approved, reserved 2nd floor
Apr 5 - we had 1 showing
Apr 6 - the first floor apartment became available
Apr 7 - we had 2 showings
Apr 8 - we had 4 showings & got our first offer on the house
Apr 9 - we had 1 showing & got a second offer on the house, but we accepted the first offer. we also went to the mountains for the afternoon with Thomas's family
Apr 10 - baseball game with my parents
Apr 15 - i told my work that i was leaving & headed to grad school
Apr 16 - day trip with my mom, sister, and nephew to Frozen on Ice
Apr 18 - the inspection was done & we moved back to our house
Apr 20 - the appraisal was done
Apr 22 - i had an interview for a field practice internship
Apr 23 - day trip with my parents to show them the school & our apartment
Apr 26 - inspection negotiations


MAY


HIGHLIGHTS
we always have a busy May because of mother's day and we have 5 people in our families that have birthdays. it is the month of our anniversary also because did you know that we got married on Thomas's birthday?! so when you add in the fact that we are also moving out of our house this same month, it is just crazy!

when we got married in 2013, we got back from our honeymoon on May 25 so that is the day i officially moved in to our house. now in 2016, May 24 is the day we officially moved out of our house. so i basically lived in the house for exactly 3 years to the day. that is just so wild!

we closed on our house on May 31, but we already had our anniversary trip planned for May 26-29 so that's why we had to move our furniture out so early. i am actually glad we already had this trip planned for that weekend, because it forced us to take the weekend off and rest. we have been going non-stop since March working on the house and getting things set up with school/internship, year end craziness at work, cleaning out the house, and getting things set up with our new apartment. it is a lot of work and we needed the rest more than we knew at the time!

right before our vacation, there were a few last minute things the buyers realtor sprung on us, so it was a very hectic and stressful few days leading up to our vacation, and we needed one more than ever. everything eventually got ironed out without us having to spend our trip dealing with the last minute issues, so i was glad that we were able to enjoy most of our vacation. i don't think we can say enough how glad we are to be done with this house selling process!

we don't move to our apartment until the beginning of July, so we will be living with Thomas's parents for the month of June while i finish up at my job. we lucked out with closing being a month and a half after the offer so we only have to be nomads for another month! :)

NOTABLE EVENTS
May 3 - final repair/inspection negotiations done and accepted
May 4 - we signed papers for our storage unit
May 7 - contractor came out to assess the inspection repairs that need done
May 8 - Mother's Day and all May birthdays with both families - busy busy day!
May 9 - repairs were started, i got offered the internship i applied for, and the appraisal came through!
May 10 - plumber came to assess/give us an invoice for repair
May 14-15 - cleaned out the barn and house, started packing up our stuff
May 16 - repairs were finished
May 17 - Thomas's birthday and our third anniversary! we celebrated at The Melting Pot!
May 20-22 - packing, cleaning, and more packing
May 23 - i took the day off to finish up packing for the movers & we spent our last night at our house. we also got a surprise visit from the buyers realtor at 8am telling us the termite inspection would be at 9:30 that morning.
May 24 - movers came to move all our furniture/boxes to the storage unit & we moved in with Thomas's parents... again!
May 25 - we worked on cleaning the house & the buyers decided to get their own contractor
May 26 - buyers contractor came to assess repairs to be invoiced and paid for at closing
May 26-29 - anniversary trip to the mountains
May 30 - moved barn stuff to the storage unit & cleaned the house
May 31 - finished up with the barns & we closed on our house!!!


what have you been up to these last few months?!


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