After many months it is official our house is sold.
It has been a long journey, well it has felt like it anyway.
At the beginning of July we had buyers signed up and ready to go and then at the end of August just 2 days before the sale went unconditional the sale of their house fell through, and like dominoes so did ours.
Thankfully we had a second buyer lined up. So while we were in New Zealand in September we renegotiated a new contract and started the wait all over again.
But now it is all go and we will be moved out of here in less than 2 weeks. Yep less than 2 weeks to pack, move, relocate the chickens (I will miss them more than I thought), organise all the services to be connected as well as all the other fun things that go along with moving house.
Oh did I mention that I am in the middle of studying for exams for Uni.
We have found some where to move to right in the middle of suburbia just north of Brisbane and it will mean that instead of Hubby getting up at 4am every morning he will get up at 5am. Our requirements were pretty simple: allowed to have a dog, big enough yard for the dog, easy access to the highway for Hubby to go to work, enough room for 2 cars and a trailer, low maintenance, fast internet for me to work from home, and big enough for us to store our stuff that we are taking to New Zealand.
The house is 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom and double lock up garage. If this was our's the house itself would be too big but since we are down sizing from 3.5 acres and have only a small shed to use we actually need one of the bedrooms for storage.
There is a part of me that is really looking forward to moving. Having no responsibility to look after a property and animals, minimal laws to mow and gardens to care for, more free time and to be able to walk or ride my bike to the shops or library.
But I know I will miss the quite, the stars at night that blanket the sky, the wildlife, the country side, the friends we have made who we will not see so frequently, the chickens an the space. But this next step is only temporary. It enables us to move on and make plans for the big move to New Zealand and that is what I have to remember when I start missing all the things listed above.