Well we have been packing, packing and packing some more. I was no where near ready when Brad announced that we could move to the new house a little bit earlier than expected. I had been packing at a leisurely pace trying to stay organized and expecting that I had at least 5 more days to finish; however, Brad and the kids decided that we needed to sleep in the new house Friday night (keep in mind that we got the "go ahead" about 1 pm on Friday). So, we took what we had packed, the mattresses, and we slept at the new house. We returned to the old house Saturday morning. Thank goodness that a sweet friend from church came to help me pack some more. Brad loaded more packed boxes (and boxes as we packed) making several trips to the new house. We continue to move things... aaaaahhhhh! I kind of feel a little crazy and very disorganized with this move now... it's not the way I started out and certainly not the way I planned it... but it will get there.
The old house is in a state of disarray. We still have the heavy pieces of furniture (and the special pieces...my huge grandfather clock and the huge doll house my grandpa made for me). We have tons of cleaning to do, and an appraiser is coming today. We thought the contract had stalled, but apparently that is not the case. Someone is coming out today to make the appraisal for our buyers. Please pray that it will appraise well and that we can move forward on this sale. It is a touch and go contract because the buyers have an FHA loan. There are certain qualifications for a house to be approved for this type of loan. Since the house is very old, it may have too many marks against it. I am trying my best to just "Trust in the Lord"! I know that He will either see this sale through, or He will provide a different buyer. I know that it is all His perfect timing... but we sure need it to be soon.