We are in contract and hope to close on September 15th! I’ve gotten numerous emails wondering what’s happening with the sale so a quick post should answer most of the questions I’ve been asked.
Question #1: Where will you stay while the house is being built in NC?
Answer: In BAM, but it will take at least six months to build the house. That’s a loooonnnggg time to be cooped up in an RV. But I’m so easy going it should be no problem ;).
Question #2: Are you taking your furniture?
Answer: Not really. A few small pieces, but that’s about it. Luckily our buyer will be living at the cabin part time and wanted all our furniture. I’m looking forward to starting fresh!
Question #3: Can you use the facilities at your new community while the house is being built?
Answer: Good question! I asked our realtor down there, who also lives in the community, and she’s fairly confident we can, but not 100% sure.
Question #4: Will you keep BAM?
Answer: For the time being, absolutely. It will cost less to store it in NC (the community has their own storage facility), and I’m also anticipating we may want to get out of Dodge in the summer, so it may come in handy.
Question #5: Your area is so pretty. Won’t you miss it?
Answer: It is beautiful, and yes, I’m sure I will miss it at times, particularly the Autumn, but like most things in life, it’s a trade off. I’m hoping for a more active lifestyle and personal growth with this relocation, but only time will tell.
Question #6: Did you think it would take this long to sell your cabin?
Answer: No, I thought it would take longer! Many homes are on the market for six months or longer in our community, so selling in less than two months was a nice surprise.
We are decluttering and getting ready for the town tag sale on the 12th. We’re also packing things we know we won’t need like bakeware, cookbooks, craft items and general rarely used household items. If all goes well, we will be renting a one way U-Haul right after Labor Day and taking our stuff down to be stored. Fisherman will drive the U-Haul and I will drive our SUV. We will leave the SUV there and either fly back or rent a car. Then we will pick up BAM, load it up and take our other car in tow down to NC. Hectic but hey, that’s what moving is all about!
In other news…
Meanwhile, I’m still sewing like a madwoman. Here’s my latest beach bag. I used outdoor fabric for the outer fabric and plastic mesh for the inner and outside side pockets. This was the first time I ever installed grommets. It was a bit of a pain due to the thickness of the fabrics, but they’re worth it.
It’s a pretty big bag, and those pockets can easily hold an iPad mini, glasses, cell phone, or snickers bar :).
I made this next one this morning and I’m in ♥.
I was able to get this fabric in three color ways, and already started on the second bag which is more colorful, but I really like this neutral look. I also added a zipper pull and buttons which I think adds a lot to the overall look and feel of the bag.
I’m kinda bummed thinking about either not being able to sew OR that it will be challenging once we’re in BAM, but maybe the community will have a room I can work in.
It’s going to be an adventure!