Disaster Strikes!

This is terrible.  With two days to go to move yesterday, I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat.  By the middle of the morning, it was full blown flu.  I felt awful, awful, awful!  Now we move tomorrow, and I'm still sick.  The things I need to move to Chicago won't magically move themselves into the SUV, so laying in bed being sick isn't an option.  It wasn't an option yesterday either, there were people in and out of the house all day long.  I took way too much flu medicine just to get through the day.  Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. But I'm miserable.

The realtor put the "For Sale" sign in our yard yesterday.  I don't know why, but Mark and I were quite excited about that and had to walk out with her to look at it.  The photographer came and took pictures of the house for marketing, the house looked awesome from all our work and the staging (and the contractors, carpet cleaners, window washers, etc. etc. etc.).  Everyone kept saying they would be surprised if it didn't sell soon, it's a beautiful house.  It does look like it great now, even Mark commented he would buy it, I would too, but...it is our house, ha!  I'll try to post some pictures when I get them of our first house together!  So sad to be leaving after 10 years.  This is the longest I've ever lived in once place.

There's something I *so* want to do before we move.  I want to knock on several neighbors doors and ask the questions of them that I've always wanted to know.  The two women that live together - are they lesbians? The family that had about 15 people living in one house and it seemed like they overtook the house next door - did they buy that person out? I haven't seen a man's wife in years, did she die? How much would the lady who has two geese that she dresses up for holidays take for them if she would sell them to me?  Of course there are the obvious questions - why don't you fertizlize so you don't get weeds in your yard idiot? I could go on and on about our speculations about our neighbors over the last 10 years!  Now that we're moving, we could just outright ask and not care what they thought! : )

We're pre-approved for a mortgage and have a realtor in Naperville, but homes are selling like hotcakes there.  Whenever I see a house I like, the next day someone has made an offer on it. The realtor said there is just a very low inventory right now. She must be right, because our realtor said she normally has about 20 and I know that with our house, she will now only have 5.  Different cities, but maybe a housing trend. She said it will probably pick up in the spring.

I have an appointment to enroll in school on Friday, and school starts on Monday.  That's cutting it SO CLOSE!  I really know nothing about this school.  The admission counselor has not been helpful at all, but it's really my only option.  Going into the city every day does not sound like fun, but...maybe I'll become a Chicago city girl. : )


loonysuse said...

Hope you are feeling a bit better. Once you are settled, take a drive to Geneva, IL. It's west of you. On the river, nice shopping, good restaurants.

Good Luck.

KansasSunflower said...

Thanks, Suse! I will! : )

KansasSunflower said...

Suse - just checked out the houses in our price range there - I love them! And it's close to Naperville, and you say all the rest is true, too? Very much worth considering!!! Thank you SO SO MUCH!!!!!

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