Accepting a Change of Plans

 

Good morning friends! Well, if you follow me on Twitter, you know this weekend didn’t turn out as planned…..On Thursday afternoon, with my car loaded down, I drove to the new house to meet Bobby and the builders for a final walkthrough, and then we were supposed to close Friday morning, drive to our old house/town, close on Bobby’s dad’s house…(all on Friday.) Then the movers were coming Saturday morning, and we were following them to the new house Saturday afternoon to unload.

Well….I get to the walk through and find out Bobby has already been talking to the builders, and he is pretty mad about something. Huh? Apparently, because of the type of loan we did, the bank won’t release funds for three days. Well, most builders will let you move in anyway…except for ours. We talked to two different high ups in the bank, a closing attorney, and a mortgage/loan officer, who all said the same thing….that it was up to the builder, that most let you move in anyway, and our builders were just being jerks.

We begged, we pleaded, we did everything we could and got the same answer, no. This is the same answer we got when we tried to compromise on ANYTHING with these people. Let’s just say they build a nice house but their customer service sucks and they are liars. We will no be referring them to anyone or ever sing them again. If anyone asks us about them we will be SURE they know the truth about our experience. (rant over, so sorry.)

I honestly had a breakdown. I went into hysterics, and have done a LOT of crying. I am still angry, but trying to let it go and focus on the positive. I get SO bend out of shape when plans change, which they have been doing a lot lately. I am trying to just let go and let God, but, like most things in life, it’s easier said than done.

SO, this is how our weekend looked instead. Thursday night, find out about the evilness of the builders, Friday morning, closed on the house, then drove immediately to central Mississippi to the closing attorney’s office for Bobby’s dad’s house, closed on his house. Went to the chiropractor (FINALLY! he actually laughed while adjusting us we were so bad off!) Saturday we spent the ENTIRE DAY finishing up packing and basically dragging everything we could into the garage, less walking time for the movers, more loading time. We also spend about 5 hours on Sunday finishing up and then making the house look show ready again in case someone came to look at it. Here are a few pictures to show you how much work we did.

Ah, the evil Christmas tree. This tree is 7.5 feet tall and quite fat. For five Christmases we have shoved that box up into the attic and taken it down again. The box is wider than the attic opening, so every year it was an ordeal. It was nice to take it down this weekend knowing we didn’t have to ever put it back up there!

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Found some of my old sports awards in the attic and enjoyed some fun memories thinking back.

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Found bobby’s old trophies which he didn’t want. We decided to take pictures of his trophies to put in his memory box instead of all of the bulky trophies taking up room.

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I did the same thing with my wedding flowers. I had them in a vase in the guest bathroom, not preserved or anything, just shriveled up haha! It was time for them to go, I will admit, I was sad and it was hard for me to do! I took pictures I will print and put with my wedding book.

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So he is pretty much everything from our house except the furniture like beds and dressers, all in the garage.

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Yikes. This is after purging many many times. This was one of my favorite things about the process. We got rid of so many things. It was definitely a process for me. For instance, I would go through my closet and throw out 5 shirts, refusing to let go of another 10. Then I would go back and finally decide to get rid of 5 of the other 10, etc. etc. We gave away a lot of stuff, and also had a lot of trash!

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Bobby got rid of his broken desk chair, but not after flying down the driveway and street in it first.

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…and falling out of it. I missed the wipeout with my camera though.

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It was a GORGEOUS weekend which made working outside very pleasant. All of our trees are in bloom here!

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Please buy my house!!!

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We had a fun weekend despite the circumstances. I hope you enjoyed Michelle’s guest post on Friday. I will have another one next weekend when we try moving, take 2.

Ah, yes, I need to announce a winner for my giveaway! A big thanks to all who entered, I enjoyed hearing what you love about yourselves!

The winner is Jess! comment 48.

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Jess, please e mail me your snail mail info and I will get it out to you! Thanks again and congrats!

QOTD: Do you feel better about yourself when you get rid of stuff in your house?

Comments

  1. I’m so sorry this happened. I hate dealing with unreasonable people!

    Haha I forgot to preserve my bouquet too and ended up tossing it out. Just more reason for a vow renewal, right? ;)

  2. We are currently purging as well: clothing, baby stuff, etc. Not because we’re moving (which we contemplated), but we just have so much…stuff. We’re also trying to get out of debt, so we’re letting out house breathe a sigh of relief by organizing and ridding of junk. Sorry for the delay of moving in; I would act just as you are! I don’t deal well with change, either!

  3. Sorry you’ve been so stressed. I’m sure moving is already difficult enough without the additional obstacles your facing. I hope you are relaxing in your new home soon!

  4. You have blooming trees!? We have feet of snow…I like my snow and all, but I’m excited for the blooming flowers of spring!

    We are in the process of purging all the unneeded junk from our house. We are planning on a pretty big move in the next couple of months so it will be nice to have fewer things to move. When we moved across town two years ago I took THREE car loads full of stuff to Goodwill…we live in a little townhouse rental…we are pack rats!

    Good luck with the second attempt at moving, and I commend you for not bashing the builders by name on your blog – I’m going to guess that takes a little control.

  5. I love how God can take a bad situation and still allow you to have a great weekend! LOVED the chair pics lol… they made me laugh! I am praying for you guys, that your house sells and everything turns out the way God planned for it to! :)

  6. That sounds line a horrible experience with the builders! I’d break down too! Everything will work it’s way out eventually.

    I hope someone buys your house!

    Thanks for Boston the giveaway! In very excited!!!

  7. Oh my goodness–what a huge disappointment and pain!!

  8. Sorry this has been so stressful :( We had a lot of bumps and delays before our closing too, so I know how rough it can be.

  9. Ugh…I’m so sorry to hear about this mess! What jerks! Seriously! They couldn’t have a heart?

    I am in serious need of getting rid of stuff in my apartment. It’s to the point where I almost wish that I was not going out of town for Spring Break so I could just CLEAN for a week!

  10. oh man!!!! What a story! I am so sorry that your move stunk so bad! I agree… I HATE bad customer service! I love how beautiful it is where you live

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