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  1. Lovala's Avatar
    I am so happy about your accomplishment: you deserve it. Also, it is nice to have a forum where people can share their stories and encourage others experiencing the same situation. By the way, great picture: I never look good in this kind of picture, and I always wish I could do something to enhance the image. For instance, when I post on Instagram, I use my AI Image Sharpener, which allows me to sharpen image edges, and make the image crispier with just one click. Also, it is free: you can improve as many pictures as you want. I think it is excellent!
  2. Lovala's Avatar
    I remember when we were building our house with my husband. It was so stressful, and there was a hell of a lot of jobs to do. After one year of investing and hard work, it was finally done. So we had to think already about a good moving company. We lost a couple of months asking friends and family members and looking on the internet until we finally found cheapmoverssingapore.com. Left the link for somebody that might need help with picking the right moving company.
  3. StevenMorgan's Avatar
    Such a great house, you are doing a fantastic job.
  4. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiGal
    What an exciting time for you Christie.
    You look fabulous and I love your positive posts.
    Looking forward to seeing photos of your new house when it is finished :-)
    Awww! Thanks Lisa. Yes we are quite excited about the house. We go every night to see the progress. We have all the interior roof done and the interior walls upstairs now. I think on Monday the rest of the walls will be put in. Then they have to do all the tape and texture. And then starts the process to get all the interior ready. I can't wait to post more pics! I hope you have been well.
  5. KiwiGal's Avatar
    What an exciting time for you Christie.
    You look fabulous and I love your positive posts.
    Looking forward to seeing photos of your new house when it is finished :-)
  6. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra3
    Thanks Christie!! I hope the stomach repair will be the end of my ordeal because it's been a long nightmare!!

    And you are right!!! we do deserve a big prize to deal with our negative husbands!!
    I don't know what possess them lately!!
    All negative about everything! everyone is always talking about menopause, but men in their 40's have their issues too!!

    I just had a doc visit at work, since we are supposed to leave next Summer (but with recent budget cuts, who knows any more what jobs will be available overseas) and HR wanted the doc approval since I'm currently in sick leave. Doc seemed reassured but my husband kept on telling me : you are sick, we're going to stay one more year in Paris!!
    I mean, even if we do, it's not like if I could cancel my surgery next month!! the current issue being that if I can't be at work in July, I might miss one compulsory training session, and without that one there's a few countries where we can't go (but many others where it won't be an issue).So we picked 3 countries, one might not work...big deal!!

    I told hubby that anyway, if I'm sick I'm going nowhere!

    Argh!!!I swear!!! I need chocolate!! but can't do!!!!
    Oh no. Hang in there. And you are right...men in their 40's.
  7. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    Yesssssss!!! Exactly the same. Mine was in a bad mood and grumpy like everything was the end of the world. I was just trying to stay positive but a party pooper for sure. Sorry you had to deal with it and kudos to you for letting him live! I know I deserve a prize for letting mine live. hahaha. Glad they finally figured out what was wrong and things are going to be better. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your next surgery and continued healing. Hugs!!!
    Thanks Christie!! I hope the stomach repair will be the end of my ordeal because it's been a long nightmare!!

    And you are right!!! we do deserve a big prize to deal with our negative husbands!!
    I don't know what possess them lately!!
    All negative about everything! everyone is always talking about menopause, but men in their 40's have their issues too!!

    I just had a doc visit at work, since we are supposed to leave next Summer (but with recent budget cuts, who knows any more what jobs will be available overseas) and HR wanted the doc approval since I'm currently in sick leave. Doc seemed reassured but my husband kept on telling me : you are sick, we're going to stay one more year in Paris!!
    I mean, even if we do, it's not like if I could cancel my surgery next month!! the current issue being that if I can't be at work in July, I might miss one compulsory training session, and without that one there's a few countries where we can't go (but many others where it won't be an issue).So we picked 3 countries, one might not work...big deal!!

    I told hubby that anyway, if I'm sick I'm going nowhere!

    Argh!!!I swear!!! I need chocolate!! but can't do!!!!
  8. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra3
    OMG!!! I hear you sister!! I have the same at home!! during the move he was just stressing me out, and even stressing out the movers!!

    I was actually really sick since November, took a few specialists to figure out what was the issue, I just had my first surgery on March 1st, will get my second one in May, after that I should be OK!!
    Hubby did drive me crazy for weeks!! I was the one in pain for months, not able to breeze, pocked and tested for everything under the sun: he was the one complaining and being in a bad mood!!
    I know we had a few stressful months, but still...I only needed empathy and support...not a party pooper!!! Oh my!! I told him he was going to live in the other house if he didn't give me a break!!

    Now that we know what's wrong and that I'm really already better...he is nicer but really, feels like I have an extra kid at home sometimes!! men!!!

    I'm glad you are back!! missed you!! XX

    Yesssssss!!! Exactly the same. Mine was in a bad mood and grumpy like everything was the end of the world. I was just trying to stay positive but a party pooper for sure. Sorry you had to deal with it and kudos to you for letting him live! I know I deserve a prize for letting mine live. hahaha. Glad they finally figured out what was wrong and things are going to be better. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your next surgery and continued healing. Hugs!!!
  9. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    Thank you Sandra. It was such a crazy time. Actually, the hubby was the one stressing me out the most. He is lucky he has survived the whole ordeal as I was ready to choke him. Hahahaha men!!!
    I hope you are doing well!!
    Big hugs back at ya!!
    OMG!!! I hear you sister!! I have the same at home!! during the move he was just stressing me out, and even stressing out the movers!!

    I was actually really sick since November, took a few specialists to figure out what was the issue, I just had my first surgery on March 1st, will get my second one in May, after that I should be OK!!
    Hubby did drive me crazy for weeks!! I was the one in pain for months, not able to breeze, pocked and tested for everything under the sun: he was the one complaining and being in a bad mood!!
    I know we had a few stressful months, but still...I only needed empathy and support...not a party pooper!!! Oh my!! I told him he was going to live in the other house if he didn't give me a break!!

    Now that we know what's wrong and that I'm really already better...he is nicer but really, feels like I have an extra kid at home sometimes!! men!!!

    I'm glad you are back!! missed you!! XX
  10. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jerzeygirl
    You look great and fit, Christie. I laughed because I have the same flooring in my living and dining room. Moving is stressful as we're getting our home ready to put up for sale in the upcoming spring of 2020 and planning on moving to Florida.

    It's a scary venture to move so far and I'm hoping all goes well and that I can "stay the course" without any undue stress eating while facilitating the process.

    Continued success and it's nice to see you back!
    Awww. Thank you! OMG yes getting a house ready to put on the market is so stressful. Especially if you and your spouse each want to do things your own way. Are you going to wait to buy in Florida until after you sale your current house? I think that was the added stress on my end. Because our new one was already under construction and we did not know if our house would sell fast or slow. Like we had no idea. Definitely did not expect to have offers less than 24 hours after putting it on the market. It was crazy. As for the floors, I picked a similar tile but lighter in the new house because it is neutral and classic.
  11. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03
    Yayyyy Christie, I am super excited about the house too!!!!! Hopefully it's ready early xx
    OMG yesssss. If it is late I will be soooo bummed out. I am ready to be done and get settled in. V graduates from high school on June 11th so we are hoping to be settled into the new house so when her dad, brother, and step mom come they can stay with us in the new place.

    XOXOXO
  12. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra3
    Welcome back dear Christie!!!

    So happy to see you back!!
    I understand how busy and stressed out you must have been!! Been there last year!!!
    The house looks amazing!!! can't wait to see more photos when it's done!!

    Don't forget to take some me time and rest!!
    big hugs!!
    Thank you Sandra. It was such a crazy time. Actually, the hubby was the one stressing me out the most. He is lucky he has survived the whole ordeal as I was ready to choke him. Hahahaha men!!!
    I hope you are doing well!!
    Big hugs back at ya!!
  13. jerzeygirl's Avatar
    You look great and fit, Christie. I laughed because I have the same flooring in my living and dining room. Moving is stressful as we're getting our home ready to put up for sale in the upcoming spring of 2020 and planning on moving to Florida.

    It's a scary venture to move so far and I'm hoping all goes well and that I can "stay the course" without any undue stress eating while facilitating the process.

    Continued success and it's nice to see you back!
  14. Stacey03's Avatar
    Yayyyy Christie, I am super excited about the house too!!!!! Hopefully it's ready early xx
  15. Sandra3's Avatar
    Welcome back dear Christie!!!

    So happy to see you back!!
    I understand how busy and stressed out you must have been!! Been there last year!!!
    The house looks amazing!!! can't wait to see more photos when it's done!!

    Don't forget to take some me time and rest!!
    big hugs!!
  16. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSleeve
    O honey, but you really ARE a success story, you look great!
    You are an inspiration to many of us, I am sure.
    I am glad for you you can keep your spirits up with all the stress that comes with selling and building a house.
    Is your new house far from the old one?
    It looks wonderful.
    And let me guess, the large room, is that going to be your gym?
    Only one and a half month to go... exciting!

    Glad to hear from you!

    Awww thanks! Actually, we will still have our gym set up in our garage because we like to run down the street between strength training sets. It is so exciting indeed. The new house is only about 2-3 miles from us so we are able to go to see it daily. Today they started our insulation and also installed our garage door. They set up the bricks on the side of the house so that means they will most probably start laying the bricks tomorrow!!
  17. Dutchie's Avatar
    O honey, but you really ARE a success story, you look great!
    You are an inspiration to many of us, I am sure.
    I am glad for you you can keep your spirits up with all the stress that comes with selling and building a house.
    Is your new house far from the old one?
    It looks wonderful.
    And let me guess, the large room, is that going to be your gym?
    Only one and a half month to go... exciting!

    Glad to hear from you!
  18. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hope4me
    Here's to wishing you all the best..
    Thank you!!
  19. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra3
    Congrats Christie!! such good news!!! moving and packing it so stressful, I'm glad you are done with the sale! That's huge!
    And getting a fair price is so important too!! good job in preparing the house!

    I hope you will be all done for Summer, unpacked and all, so you can finally enjoy some fun and well deserved rest!! big hugs!!
    Things have stayed so busy but hopefully they all calm down soon. But yes, with all the stress I do not know how I managed to stay focused. Now I need some pampering. And a vacation! LOL. Hugs back at you sweetie!
  20. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03
    Yayyyyyyyy so good Christie xx
    There have been some stressful moments but now things are really starting to move forward and go well. I am sooo happy!
  21. hope4me's Avatar
    Here's to wishing you all the best..
  22. Sandra3's Avatar
    Congrats Christie!! such good news!!! moving and packing it so stressful, I'm glad you are done with the sale! That's huge!
    And getting a fair price is so important too!! good job in preparing the house!

    I hope you will be all done for Summer, unpacked and all, so you can finally enjoy some fun and well deserved rest!! big hugs!!
  23. Stacey03's Avatar
    Yayyyyyyyy so good Christie xx
  24. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiGal
    Wow! Whirlwind alright. How very exciting for you.
    Fingers crossed for the best offer ever!
    We picked an amazing offer and we will be able to stay in the house until the build is done. YAY!! We ended up with 7 total offers. And we had to start turning people away today.
  25. KiwiGal's Avatar
    Wow! Whirlwind alright. How very exciting for you.
    Fingers crossed for the best offer ever!
  26. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer
    So excited for you! The same thing happened with my mom's house, multiple offers and the realtor contacted everyone to tell them what was happening, and to give us their best offer by the next day. Sold with a cash offer over listing price.
    Yes this is very exciting. I was worried that it would take a long time to sell and since we have to have it sold before we close on the new house I was all anxious. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would find ourselves in a bidding war. A cash offer would be awesome bc no appraisal needed. That is my only concern is the appraisal. We are not 100% sure what it will come back at. This was the model home and chock full of upgrades but those do not always compute on an appraisal. So...fingers crossed our listing is pretty accurate. According to the listing sites it seems we are listed right. Also, I heard a realtor tell their client that we were priced low to get multiple offers since ours was priced at $114 a SF and the homes in our neighborhood go for about $116 a SF. So, hopefully we are good. They have also been advised that they would have to be willing to come cash out of pocket if necessary. Sooooo….we wait to see what the offers are and I am sure we will take one as our realtor has been telling the agents all of our wants/needs. Woohoo!
  27. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieG
    Great news, and wow! We live in a "hot area" for quick sales, about 3 days on the market. We've been in our house since we had in built, 29 years.

    I'd love something smaller as its us and the 2 dogs; but packing? nooooooo
    Hope all moves on as smoothly as its starting.
    OMG yes. Packing is such a pain in the ass. And so is taking all the personal crap out of your house and living like a minimalist. And the stress of having to leave the house. (Although I got to stay during the week showings since I work from home and that was the on our listing.) But since it went so fast it will be over quickly. We know we will accept one of the offers. We had our first offer in less than 24 hours. Absolutely nuts. An actual bidding war.
  28. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSleeve
    I'll keep my fingers crossed Christie!
    I really can't wait until Tuesday. And we know we are getting more $ than we asked for and we will be able to stay in the house until our new house is finished.
  29. sraebaer's Avatar
    So excited for you! The same thing happened with my mom's house, multiple offers and the realtor contacted everyone to tell them what was happening, and to give us their best offer by the next day. Sold with a cash offer over listing price.
  30. AnnieG's Avatar
    Great news, and wow! We live in a "hot area" for quick sales, about 3 days on the market. We've been in our house since we had in built, 29 years.

    I'd love something smaller as its us and the 2 dogs; but packing? nooooooo
    Hope all moves on as smoothly as its starting.
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