When we finally pulled the trigger and hired the contractor we liked the best, he told us to expect the house to be done in 90 to 120 working days.
I almost fell off my chair.
What I was thinking would be a year long project turned into 3-4 months away. Say WHAT?!?
Now, I know that timelines and contractors go together like oil and water so we are fully expecting a 6 month journey (at least) but even then...much shorter than we anticipated.
My reaction was violent enough to make the contractor....wait a second. Let's introduce you so I don't have to refer to him as "contractor". Readers, meet Brandon. Brandon Columbus from BOK Construction out of Shawnee. There. That's better.
So, when he mentioned 90-120 days I reacted so crazily that he startled and said, "What? Is that not ok?" I picked my butt up off the floor, caught my breath and said, "No. That's great."
Then I went and took a xanax.
Not really about that last part, but my heart was pumping. I was excited and scared and overwhelmed and jittery and nervous. So much to do!
We decided to go ahead and put our house on the market. There have been 3 houses on our street that have been for sale for over a year. No lie. If it sells quickly yeah for us for not having to pay two mortgages. Yes, we will be homeless and probably move into a studio rental or something, but oh well.
Keith, our realtor (who actually sold us this house!) came over last Friday afternoon. We signed 1.2 million pieces of paper, he took a few pics, and stuck the sign in the front yard. By Saturday he already had a showing scheduled. OMG.
We spent all day Saturday de-cluttering and boxing up stuff that we for sure won't need for a long, long time. The house looks so clean and organized! :)
Here's what the house looked like right before the showing on Sunday. Quite a few pics, but I wanna remember this home!
And attached Master Bath with shower:
Hallway and Hall Bath: