Saturday, December 31, 2011

What a year!

This time last year:

  • We knew a transfer for Colin would be coming, but not the timing.
  • Evan and Bethany had been dating for almost two months. He had spent Christmas at our house and she was in Wisconsin meeting his family. Colin and I drove up to Wisconsin to bring her back. We met Evan's parents over lunch at Buca di Beppo on New Year's Day.
  • We lived in the same house we'd been in for almost nine years and knew that we had a lot of work to do to get it ready to sell.
  • We had our eye on a house close to church that had been on and off the market for years.

  • Colin has been working in the 'burbs for seven months, staying in an apartment during the week, and coming home on the weekends.
  • Evan and Bethany have been married for 4 1/2 months. (That means we got an engagement, wedding planning, and an out-of-state move for her all into one year!)
  • We prepped our former house, vacated for tons of showings, and ended up living there for a couple of months longer than we had planned. This fall we turned it over to a relo company and heard yesterday that it is finally sold.
  • We bought our "less-expensive" house down the street from church and spent our summer finding out all of the problems it had and spending all of our money to fix them. It is on its way to being exactly the home we wanted and the location is great.
It was all rather frantic and stressful while we were living it. But, with the exception of Colin being gone four nights a week, it's all turning out well. And that has an end down the road, which makes it bearable.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

Whew. I am glad you have survived all that!