@Rachael - I'm a rain-loving weirdo too !
@Melissa - HAVE FAITH!!! The short story is - we are under contract now on our house!! (YIPPEEE!) Not entirely holding my breath though, as I know it's not over till it's over, lol. But this couple is extremely excited about buying our house, so barring some complete disaster, it should all go well. And they want to close by the end of the year - WHOO HOO!! (but we are leasing back until the end of February, whew!) Can't imagine closing a business, having any sort of holiday, and packing up moving our entire belongings and trekking cross country with 3 anxious dogs in tow, in three weeks...if that were the case, I'd just bypass all that and take myself to the nearest psychiatric hospital, as surely someone else (husband) would be taking me there instead if I tried to accomplish all that in that time frame, lol.
SO, oddly enough...we had already booked a late December holiday to PORTLAND And we were going to a: relax and have a week of checking out Portland, and relaxing. And b: check out the Oregon coast and see how we felt about that.
NOW, (this contract happened two days ago)...my hubs is going out to the islands to see more properties, as the one we had our eye on, went under contract THE DAY our house went under contract, before we could do anything about it. Jeez. Go figure. I'm choosing to decide that's fate stepping in, lol.
So he's going next weekend to view island properties, and then we'll go on our pre-planned Portland trip, and make a decision by the end of the year, which is when our house will close. WHEW!
My brain is on overload, lol.
Anyway...all that to say...here we were thinking (rather depressedly) we'd be here years trying to sell this house. And we are SO ready to go.
So you just never know! I will hold out hope for you to get to the PNW soon!!