I'm not sure I know what normal feels like right now. But the last 2 days I tried to find a bit of it. Picking up the knitting needles REALLY helped.
We had lots of showing last week and over the weekend but no bites yet. The last few days have been quiet and I have made a few changes to what we now call home. Lots of people don't need 7 bedrooms...I realize that. Most people don't need a table to seat 8 EVERY night. That is what we have had and I have loved it. But most people see that and think..."''wow..I don't need all that!!! I don't have 6 kids!!"...
So we made some changes, flipped some bedrooms, made an upstairs office and playroom...and now I have a master bedroom, 3 kids rooms, an upstairs play/TV room, guest room, office!! Perfect!!
Actually since we consolidated kids into 3 rooms they have LOVED it!! I hope they do..life is about to get a lot more...consolidated for all of us!!
But we are really excited about it!! ALL OF IT!! Moving all of us logistically...not super excited about...but living...in...Alaska.....again...SUPER EXCITED!!!
This will be the first move I execute all by myself. Pete has a 10 week training course he leaves for soon and then we meet up end of May before we depart for Canada and our ferry ride to Sitka. So some days you may or may not hear me feeling a bit...out of sorts. But really...what is the big deal...1 kid or 6...moving takes work and things are exciting, hard, fun and I can do this.
We can do this!!
And this weekend begins my adventure. I am leaving Friday for Alaska. A quick visit to hopefully find a place for us to live. And while I leave here with the house not sold and probably a weekend full of showings I am hopeful for good news next week...if not good news, then just more news. I love watching this puzzle fall into place. It feel like a puzzle...with several pieces hidden while you are DYING to figure out what the whole thing will look like....
I've never been a fan of puzzles!!!
But right now I kinda like this part...a little bit of hope, little bit of fear, lots of excitement, and the wonder of the unknown...