A bit too fast! Ken was talking to a friend the other day and said that this is exciting but also a bit scary for him as he has never done anything like this.
We are busy tying up loose ends. We paid off our home equity loan and my school loans. Ken is only taking work up until June 1. And we are slowly packing up the house, getting ready to show it.
We got a call from our architect in FL and she said all is set for us to apply for permits in FL. She even offered to do all the footwork down there for us to make it a faster process for us! We told her we would pay her and we are grateful for her generosity to do this for us. We told her we would like to use her as a contact for architectural jobs in SW FL when we need one.
We just found out recently (Front page news in the local paper) that houses on a hill with a lake view (our house, our house!!) are a hot comodity now!! We were thrilled to read this. I guess lake front properties are rare to find now and people that do own them are not letting them go so people with the money to spend are looking to the next best thing, lake view. They want privacy that lake front will not give them and the convenience of being near the lake and still have the view. The paper mentioned that specifically people are looking for the house up on the hill as it is more private and better view. Our house is exactly what people are looking for!! We are thinking of contacting the realtor that was quoted in the article as he said he knows the people who have the money to spend and want these properties. We are so excited about this!!
The kids are doing well. Our son is reading now and our daughter is writing "words" on papers and having daddy and I read them. It is pretty funny. She is not really sure what she is writing and when she is done she will come up to one of us and ask us to tell her what it says. We read it the best we can. Here is an example. "foopy glepptly doooppleeer..." She laughs so hard when we read her "sentences" to her.
It is a slow Saturday but not for long. We are in the process of painting Our sons room and the bathroom today. We got a new toilet for the downstairs bathroom (I know you needed to know that) and we still have to retouch the kitchen wall paint. The house is looking better than ever. I have a ton of flowers I planted in the gardens this past fall. I can't wait until Spring when the flowers bloom and look beautiful and smell great!
We will add updates periodically and when we move we will keep up this blog so that our friends and family can still keep up with us. :)