I finished this commission and got it in the mail on Monday. It turns out that is going to be the last thing I weave in this house. I got a call from our realtor that day five minutes before lunchroom duty, letting me know that our contingent offer had received a full price, non-contingent offer on her house over the weekend and they would be sending us papers to sign.
Let me go back and put this all in order. We came home from visiting our kids in Bend, Oregon on June 5th. After we got home, we decided to put our house on the market and move there ourselves. My oldest son Josh moved there six years ago, his younger brother moved there two years and ago and now that he's married, he and his wife are thinking about starting a family. We already have two grandsons there, and in spite of also having two grandkids here, we decided since we always take vacations in Oregon, it's time we become residents.
We listed our house and on the first day we had two showings, Jennifer in the morning and Pamela in the afternoon. The next day Pamela made an offer contingent on the sale of her house. The offer was good for 45 days and we ended up extending it to the end of August. And then about a week ago Jennifer also made a contingent offer based on the sale of her house and increased the price by $5,000 which caused Pamela to withdraw her offer. And now Jennifer's house is sold and we have to get a move on because escrow is set to close on or before September 30th.
Because I was anxious and needed something to do I accept this library sub job through the end of this week, and then extended it to the end of next week since they are interviewing next week and expect to hire by Friday. The arm twisters were the kids themselves. So many of them would plaintively ask me - Are you going to stay? I've requested a substitute for next week. Otherwise, I accepted those days and I will honor them. I can't leave for Bend until after the 8th anyway so it's just three more days. I need to buy a house and then come back and pack.
I'm looking forward to getting up there, locating a house and starting our new lives. I wanted to be there before school started so I can finally see the boys' games and concerts. We're one step closer. Nothing, nothing, nothing was happening and then snap! Just like that we're counting down the days. I am counting down to no more 50 minute drives to everything. I've lived in Reno for 40 years and am leaving behind a lot of friends and memories, and now I'm going to make new ones.