In an economy where so many houses sit on the market, lonely and sad and dragging down their owners with them, we beat the odds and SOLD OUR HOUSE this week!

It happened so quickly, it almost might look “easy” to a casual observer. But let me tell you, transforming a totally messy, dirty, toy-infested house into a staged, real estate-ready model home was no easy feat. I literally spent an entire week decluttering, moving stuff into storage, cleaning, and decorating (per our wonderful stager’s direction) until the house looked perfect. As good as it could possibly look.

Where were the kids all this time? At the sitter’s or with my parents, mostly. Thank God for them. What do parents without such support do when they’re trying to sell their houses? My heart goes out to those folks.

And what about my work (you know, the freelance writing I’ve been doing full-time since last fall)? Well, it got done. Barely. I don’t know how. It’s all a blur.

So after all that, we listed the house Friday morning. By Saturday night, we had two offers, one of which we happily accepted at full asking price. I KNOW!

All I can say is, without the help of our agent and her team, my family and our sitter Karen, we wouldn’t have been able to do it. Hooray for them!

Now we are actively searching for our new home. We think we have a winner, but we’re going back tomorrow for a second look to make sure it’s the right one. It will be so awesome to have all this upheaval over and done, when we are all moved in to a nice big house and everyone can relax. For now, though, things will probably continue to be a little crazy until the dealin’s done.

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