Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Hello From North of Boston

Although not a native New Englander, we have been in MA since 1999. Started out in Watertown and then moved about 30 minutes north in a mad panic to buy a house when we found ourselves unexpectedly expecting.

I have been a stay at home mom to two boys for the past two years since my youngest was born. It has been an interesting, identity changing, life-turned-upside-down, two years. But wouldn't change it for the world.

We are currently in a quest to move (a few short towns away), and have been trying to sell our house since March. After months of keeping the house clean, leaving for showings and open houses, and experiencing the ups and downs of two offers, two inspections, and, unfortunately, two Unreliable Buyers, the For Sale sign is still planted in our front yard. I want so much to be able to sell and buy before the start of the school year. It's still an unpredictable market here. But I think (hopefully) on an upswing...

I'm relatively new to blogging. In fact, just started LifeAsIKnowIt last fall, but have found it to be such an enormous and much needed outlet. I had forgotten how much I enjoy writing, and how much I need to make my days with two boys sound as humorous as possible...not always easy, but essential for my sanity (and my family's).

This blog is a great idea. I hope we can manage to find some sort of meeting place. Would love to get to know my fellow local blogging mamas!

Cheers!

15 comments:

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Nice to "meet" you too! I'd bet we're probably neighbors!

Life As I Know It said...

Yeah, I bet we are!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hi and welcome! (I'll get my bio done soon so you know who the heck I am)

Mrs. Chicky said...

Welcome! I'm so glad that this blog is connecting people - first online and hopefully soon in real life.

Life As I Know It said...

Thanks for the warm welcomes!

And thanks mrs chicky, for making this blog happen.

Good stuff.

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Merrimack Valley area? It would be a hoot if we really are close.

Life As I Know It said...

Yep, Merrimack Valley area...but hopefully we'll be moving a few miles down 495.

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I'm mere seconds off of 495!

Life As I Know It said...

So am I....

Feel free to drop me an email (couldn't get to your blog).

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Whoops, yep, it's still private. Gotta fix that this week! I'll shoot you an email.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Hello and welcome! I'm excited about this site too. Good luck with the house!

margalit said...

We eventually want to move back up to even further north of you, Newburyport. But I like where you live. It's just a pain to get anywhere quickly.

Nice to meet you.

Rock the Cradle said...

Welcome! Writing is my link to sanity as well. Too bad it doesn't always work... ;)

Hope a buyer show up soon for you.

Binky said...

I can totally relate to the house selling roller coaster you're referring to. Hopefully the ride will come to a satisfying end soon. After having had two unreliable buyers as well, we received another offer and just got through with a stressful inspection and the resulting negotiations. It seems to have worked out (knock on wood) and we are set to close on our house and move into another on June 15. Good luck with everything!

Major Bedhead said...

Just wanted to add my hello to everyone else's. I'm late, as usual. But hi!