Hello! I survived my move (barely) and I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I genuinely don’t remember moving being as stressful and worrisome as this one was. And I should know as I have moved plenty of times.
Here is the gist of my last few months:
We spent the spring and part of the summer getting the house ready to put on the market. Then at the very end of July, we listed. For the next nine days, we were pretty much put out of our house as we had no less than 2 showings a day and sometimes as many as 5 or more. Weekends? Lord, we were spending hours twiddling our thumbs at the mall or the park or wherever we could find as we would have showings from 10 in the morning until 7:30 at night. Then after nine days…we had two contracts in hand; a primary and a secondary. From then until October 9th, we were in inspections and remedies and appraisals hell.
Since we had our contracts, we went on the hunt for a new house. We spent one Sunday for several hours out looking about at different areas and different floor plans. We found a beautiful home and put in our offer the next day, which was accepted. We were set to go and began packing.
Our first buyers for personal reasons, had to walk away from the contract at the beginning of September. I started to sweat at this point. Then our Secondary buyers had issues with their bank. I thought we were going to have to put the house back onto the “active” market again and go back to showing, which I so did not want to do, but then, the clouds parted, the sun shone down and finally, we were able to close on both our old house, and our new house. Not quite when we expected, but only a short delay in the long run.
Which thank you God! As our house was pretty much in boxes at that point and I was running out of clothes… We had four days to get out of the old and into the new, but we did it in two. My house is now a sea of boxes, but we are slowly getting through the mess. My office…is a complete tip…see?
But, I was able to get started unpacking and see there? My computer, sitting nice and pretty among the mess of my desk. Which means, I am back in business. Slow, but at least back.
And that brings us to the questions of, what will I be working on next? Nano? A New YA book? Something different? When will my next book be out?
Come back next week, and I will show you. It will be a Cover Reveal for my next release coming out November 15, 2015. Make a note to stop by and let me know what you think.