Passed! The home inspection went great, the inspector actually thanked Marty for building such a good house. So Hurdle #3 is officially behind us!
They’re now saying closing should be sometime in the middle of next week, which is actually okay because we needed a little more time to get things together. I think we’ll go on with our plan of getting the satellite system this weekend, as well as packing everything that goes into storage and taking the things we don’t absolutely need in the house out to the Turtle. That way whenever we close we’ll be ready.
I’ve been a bit overwhelmed lately, I get home in the evening and feel like I need to be doing something, but I’m not sure which direction to focus. If I work on a website I feel like I should be packing or moving, if I move I feel like I should be working on a website, and no matter what I do I feel like I should be cleaning because everything’s a hot mess right now. Unfortunately there’s only so much time to do any of it between getting home and going to bed… throw in making and eating dinner, bathing, having our after work chat, and suddenly I’m having a small panic attack.
Reading back over that last paragraph I’m almost embarrassed to post it, what small problems I have compared to a lot of people… definitely fortunate! I took Marty’s advice today though and told a client that I needed to take a pause on her project for a couple of weeks to get this move done. I absolutely hated to do it, it felt like admitting some sort of defeat or letting her down. The project isn’t an emergency, and I’ll probably still finish within my loose deadline, but I hated to admit to her that I couldn’t do it all!
Her response was that it was perfectly fine, she understood, and she appreciated me being up front and honest about it. Instantly I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, now I can focus on getting us moved without feeling guilty that I’m not doing something else.
As far as the house being a hot mess, there’s nothing I can do about that… I think we’re just gonna have to sell it. 🙂