The part of July I haven't talked about was selling our old house and buying a new one. That didn't all happen in July, but the wheels really got moving.
So we started the process of buying their home (by owner)...and we started the process of selling our home (by owner). We had a few friends express interest in buying our house and one ended up offering us a really fair price, contingent on the sale of their home.
A little crazy, but you could follow it, right?
So we moved in the first weekend of August (THANK YOU GOOD NEIGHBORS!!). I spent all weekend unpacking--getting the kitchen in order was priority #1 after beds and basics. I took no pictures of any of that process. Because I apparently don't take pictures.
We were able to close mid-August. Woohooo! 2 days before we were supposed to close on our old house, their buyer fell through.
A good neighbor installed some nice new carpet (why did we not do that earlier!?!? Oh, because we have had lots of little kids making messes and potty training the whole time in that house and we didn't want to ruin new carpet). It took a few weeks in his spare time, but it got done. So it was time to list it, right?
Wrong! Our friends got buyers! We were going to close at the beginning of October! That process ended up being drawn out on THEIR buyer's end and I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks that made everything in the process even more traumatic. In the middle of November, though, we finally sold our old house and were the proud owners of only ONE home!