Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MIA

Hello ladies,
i am so sorry for not telling you what is happening here.

First "Thank you so much for all your comments and some of you even sent me a email asking if i am okay".

Well... if you have had a chance to read a few postings back, you may remember that i told you guys about our plans to sell our current house. It has been way busier and took way longer, than we had estimated to add a second full bathroom and finish our sun room. We literally finished the bathroom last Sunday. But rewind a bit back :-)

As we thought of selling our house, we also went to look at new homes. We ended up liking one house and it was sold, than we put an offer on an other home (foreclosure) and we lost the bid on it. After a few weeks the first house, we liked on the first place came back on the market (deal fell through) and after endless home inspections, negotiating with the sellers, more meetings we contractors, again negotiating with sellers we ended up purchasing the house. It is a nice house in a great neighborhood, but it does need a lot of work (what did hubby get me into AGAIN). The house belonged  to an elderly lady who was unable to keep up with it in anyway possible and after she passed away it even stood empty for 2 years. Which of course was not good for it. Once we take ownership of the home, we will have a company repair things we can't fix and the rest we tackle our self.
On July 1 we listed our house, still with the bathroom in progress but you could see where we were going with it and we got an offer well over asking price within 72 hours. yeah!!! We still had showings of the house - which is - as some of you know... quite busy too especially since both boys are home from school. I felt i clean up one room of all the hot wheels and i turn around and there are sitting like 10 cars again on the floor. They must have a life of their own.

Anyways.. long story short. I am able to take a few days break this week, Monday was our last important appointment and this week on Sunday we are going to start packing our stuff up. We close on the 31. this month on the new house and on ours on the 15. of August. Speaking of the 2 week window to fix the new house at least so its save to move in.

There will be still a lot of time go by until i am even able to unpack my craft stuff to a new space. I spoke with Magnolia and Sir Stampalot and both of them were wonderfully understanding and encouraging with me. I must say i was worried i would be let go because of this long break, but this is a once in a lifetime kind of thing for me and i am happy to be able to give my children a new home where both of them each have their own space and Janice and Magnolia both supported me.
Thank you so much for that!

I will be back in early September! In the meantime i will be reading your blogs on my feed before i go to bed so i am not completely lost whats going on. It feels already like an eternity.

Well again.. Thanks for reading my story :-)
hope you all do very well and i wish you a wonderful summer. See you all very soon.

With Love
Claudia

36 comments:

Dawny P said...

Good luck with everything Claudi. I hope that you and your boys will be very happy in your new home and be quickly settled in. Sending lots of love and hugs to you my sweet friend xxx

Lourdes Salvador said...

Congratulations on the sale and purchase of your new home. I wish you much love and happiness and lots of new memories in your new home. Take it one day at a time.
Hugs, Lourdes

Sheri said...

I am so happy for you and your new home. I hope you will share pictures of the new house as soon as possible. And then you can perhaps share the before and after pictures to the inside as you work along.

Candy said...

Hi Claudia,
It took a long time, but once everything began to roll it sure went fast. I am most happy for you. I do hope it doesn't take years to get your "new" house the way you like it.
Thanks for letting us know what has been happening. I be here when you start your card making again :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

Chrissy said...

Congratulations on your new home Claudua,what a hectic, and rather stressful time you have had..but all worth it to get the home you really wanted..hope we get to see pictures..so exciting..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sharon said...

It sounds wonderfully exciting Claudia. We wish you all the very best, this is a wonderful new chapter in your lives. We'll still be around in September to welcome you back to blogland. Take care, Sharon

Irene said...

Gratuliere Claudia, dass sind ja herrliche Neuigkeiten. Super schnell das alte Haus verkauft und zum Schluss die Wohnung die Euch am besten gefaellt doch kaufen koennen.
Alles Gute und viel Spass beim renovieren und vor alles lots of luck for the 4 of you in the new home!!!

Bussi aus Holland, Irene

Teri said...

Well, how exciting for you!!! Lots of work ahead, but I always think that's kind of fun, too! We will miss your gorgeous creations, but will look forward to September! Good luck with everything you have to do!!!!!
Hugs,
teri

Sara said...

Hi Claudia, I`m so pleased that all is going well, we`ve missed you here in blogland and all of your wonderful creations. Good luck with the move and in your new home, I look forward to seeing your cards again later in the year, hugs Sara xxx

JenniferD said...

Yippee that is Fantastic News! Good luck with your move and will see you again in September!

Ella's Design said...

Hey, Claudia! My, you have had a lot going on, but the prospect of a new home must be wonderful! We are waiting to hear about work on our own house and I am currently trying to craft with half of my stash in the shed! I hope the move goes smoothly for you and wish you and your family the very best in your new home! Happy paint picking! Hugs, Lisa x

Robyn said...

Best of luck with your plans Claudia. Big changes and a wonderful adventure ahead of you. Look forward to seeing you back on in September. xx

E.T. said...

I hope the move is smooth and that you guys settle in soon!! Congrats btw! Will miss seeing your work.

theCook said...

Good luck with your moving and hope you'll be absolutely delighted with your new house!

Karen said...

I hope all goes well for you! Looking forward to seeing you again in September :)

Carole Pillon said...

Great news Claudie... take your time and come back when you'll be ready.

phyllis zimmerman said...

Was wondering were you were! thanks and good luck with the move. Look forward to hearing about it in the fall.
Blessings,
Phyllis Z

Iris said...

Great news and good luck with the new house Claudia! Ich drueck Dir die Daumen das nicht all zu viel kaputt geht beim Umzug und wuensche Dir starke Nerven ;) Unser letzter Umzug ist zwar schon 7 Jahre her, aber noch gut in Erinnerung!
Alles Gute und dicke Knuddels!

Iris

Dianne said...

Hellooooo Claudia, boy have I been missing you, I'm so happy to hear your sale was successful, we used to move every year when I was young, packing up is no fu, but it was always fun putting the new house in order, I'm glad the stamp companies are supporting you, they should you are one of their best designers. So my dear good luck, get a little rest and we will see you when your able, I'll be thinking of you, have a wonderful week.. Big hugs...

Kelly Neis said...

Thank you for sharing this with us! I do miss your gorgeous cards but you are having such a life change. My husband and I enjoy redoing houses and we are hoping to sell, I hope we are as lucky as you, 72 hours is amazing!! Good luck with your endeavors!
Hugs Kelly

Frances said...

Good luck Claudia! Hope all things settle soon! Will be waiting for your posts! Hugs, Frances

Ann Marie Governale said...

Wow! So much going on and it all ends well!! Life always has to take priority and I am glad you can focus on it. We have missed your beautiful creations but we have all been there and it helps to know we can focus on things at hand and then always come back to our crafting. I wish you and your family the best of luck in your new home. How wonderful to give your family a new start! See you in September... oh, wait, that is a song!! xxx Ann Marie

Jo Ann said...

Sounds like fun! NOT! Congrats on the new house. Real soon, it will be a home. Jo Ann

Shazza said...

have a great Summer x

Sandra Lemmens said...

Well Hello there! I was wondering where you were.
It seems like you've got a lot of stuff going on. Nice stuff though!
Good luck with all that. I'll be missing your creations 'till September.
Kind regards Sandra Lemmens.

Jennifer Grissom said...

Whew. Moving is such hard work! Good luck!

claudia said...

Good luck Claudia for your new house and life.
See you soon
Claudia

Sir Stampalot said...

Congratulations on both the sale of your old home and the purchase of your new home, Claudia. great times ahead for you all, it's gonna be fun :)
Good luck with all the renovations of you new dream home and i'm looking forward to seeing all the before and after photos i'm sure you'll be taking.
luv 'n hugs
- janice and andy xxx

Angela said...

Good luck with the move and your new home! See you in September!

Candy said...

Hi Claudia,
Am missing you.
Hoping everything goes well tomorrow for the closing of your old house.
Also am sure you are very busy fixing up your new home. Enjoy doing it.
Look forward to seeing you again in September :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

Sol said...

Happy for you that you have found a New Home!. Congratulations!!.. I know all about moving around.. And Luckily we have found the place to be... Take your time.. And I am sure you will be back with lots of inspiration when you have finished! :o) Can´t wait to see your New craft room then! :o) :o) :o)

Cheryl O said...

Congratulations Claudia on your home purchase and sale, and best of luck with the move! It can be such an undertaking and purging of stuff, yet so nice to be in a new and bigger space. I'm sure the boys will love it, and hopefully your crafting area will enjoy the improvement as well.

You are missed..........

Martinas Welt said...

Alles Gute für den Umzug und stress dich nicht zu viel!!! Das Leben geht vor...!
LG
Martina

Cheryl O said...

Hope all is going well on your new home. Making a move and doing remodeling can be such a challenge. The end outcome can be the one thing to keep you going!!! Best of luck....

Irene said...

Claudia wie geht es dir??
Es ist so lange her das du eine tolle Karte gezeigt hast und nun frage ich mich ob alles okay ist?? Das schlimmste vom Umzung ist doch bestimmt vorbei??

Alles Liebe und ich hoffe auf gute Nachrichten!!!

xx Irene

Sharon said...

Sounds hectic your side of the world Claudia. Hope all has gone according to plan and we look forward to seeing a pic of your new craftroom in your new home. Miss seeing your beautiful cards.