Surreal in Seattle
This is Sean’s car.
This is Sean’s car being loaded on to a tow truck.
This is Sean’s car on it’s way to (a large car carrier and then to) Seattle.
Oh, is that too cliché? How about this?
Ok, so that’s a little cliché too. How about your run-of-the-mill skyline shot?
Holy crow, we’re moving. About 5-10 years before we planned on moving again.
Sean got a job offer that was pretty sweet so we decided to go. This has all happened since Market. So in less than two months, Sean has flown out, interviewed, accepted a job, we’ve cleaned out the entire house, made the few necessary fixes to it, got it on the market and flown to Seattle to househunt.
We decided on an area of the city. And within that area, three smaller areas to focus on.
No, we aren’t living on Harbor Island. I’m sure Liam would love it but I’m not sure a shipping container has the curb appeal we were hoping for.
We just need this to sell before we can buy one. Want a house in Raleigh with an awesome sewing room? I can send you our realtor’s number if you’re interested. 😛
So Sean flies out Sunday and starts the new job Monday. I’ll be staying in Raleigh with the kidlets until the house sells. Hopefully that will be soon. Really soon. But the market sucks so who knows how long it will take. I have no idea if I should start the kids in school (starts in ~2 weeks) or keep them at home and hope we are there by the beginning of September when the schools there start. So many unknowns. So many details. Slightly losing my mind. But this will be so incredibly worth it when it’s all done.
So if I seem a little spacey over the next couple weeks, this is why. 😉 Or maybe I already am spacey? Don’t say yes to that!
— The winner of the contest is… Cheri! The first one to guess Seattle. Please email me your pick and address.
— All patterns will be on sale (more pre-moving cleaning out!) for a while in the new shop. Not sure when I’ll remove the code yet. Code is seattle (creative eh?) and will get you 15% off.
— Quilts in the Etsy shop will be on sale as well — that just takes a bit more time to change but if you want one from the shop, just email me and we’ll set it up.
— Carolina Patchworks will still be Carolina Patchworks. It’s amazing how many people thing *my* name is Caroline/Carolina/Carol. We actually had the “Well, what if we move and the company still exists” conversation when starting the business and we decided that it was a generic enough name to go ahead with it. It seems like the only people who make the Carolina connection are those that have some sort of connection to the Carolina/Mid-Atlantic area.
— Speaking of the Mid-Atlantic, John decided to start-up a Mid-Atlantic Quilt Retreat after we decide to move and after I’ve lived in the freakin’ Mid-Atlantic for 20 years. Hrumph.
— Liam said he was tired at Target. So he laid down to sleep.
— Maeve votes we get this house. It isn’t PhotoShopped. It really is that color.
— Ack! It’s like Edy’s but it’s not. But it is! But it’s not. Freakyman.
I promise no more Sleepless in Seattle jokes. We had tons of Insight jokes after I got my car and then they just got really old. Hopefully it will be the same with Seattle. But the whole thing is very surreal. Especially the car this morning. Yikes.