We’re Buying a House!

Things have been a bit quiet around here because last week, rather than taking the vacation we were sort of planning, we put an offer on a new house. We’ve been looking for a long time, but the neighborhoods we’ve been eyeing have relatively low turnover, so when something comes up, you have to jump on it.

We jumped.

And we succeeded! But that means paperwork and inspections and appraisals and packing and cleaning and …

You get the point.

And because I didn’t feel like we had quite enough going on this month and next, our closing is the week Aurora Blazing comes out. 😂😭

Needless to say, I’m going to try to get some of my promo stuff done and scheduled before October 1. We’ll see how successful I’m going to be, because right now I look around at everything that needs to be done, both personally and professionally, and just want to hide in a corner with a book.

Maybe a whole stack of books. And some tea. And a blankie. :)

As always, if you want to keep up with me, Twitter is where I’m most active. Just be prepared for lots of whining this month as I try to stay on top of everything. :)

14 Replies to “We’re Buying a House!”

  1. Congratulations! Such exciting times. I’m so excited for AB, I was thinking the other day it’s about time to re-read the first to prep for it, but then I’ll just spend even more time re-checking the calendar to see how much longer until AB is delivered.

    Happy house moving! My tip is to pack a small number of boxes that will get you through the first week or so, label them in very large letters, and know where they are. So you spend less time digging through every box looking for your favorite sweatshirt and charging cable, and you can unpack the rest at your leisure. Cheers!

  2. Hi Jessie,
    Congratulations on the new house; this is truly the beginning of an amazing adventure for you as a family!
    I hope you get a really rigorous inspector and follow up with bids/inspections from tradesmen (plumbers, electricians, heat & A/C people,…) to do your inspections. Some states are ‘buyer beware’ making your recourse limited even if the sellers obviously hid issues. My favorite inspector ran the State Office of Home Inspectors and then opened his own business, then a school for training home inspectors. He is quick, thorough, and costs the same as less skilled inspectors. He has also saved me from a few money pits -I love him all the more for it too.
    I wish you a revealing inspection, an uneventful closing and a quick & easy move!
    Warm Regards, Regina

  3. Congratulations on your new house!! I hope you pack your favorite books, tea, and blankie last so you can seize any opportunity you get with them…and thanks again for the chapters of Aurora Blazing. Can’t wait until my pre-order magically turns into a Nook book!

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