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Monday, May 7, 2012

I'M SO VERY LUCKY

Hey All!

As the title of this blog post implies, I truly am a very lucky guy.  I want to thank all of you for the incredible support you have given me as I traveled through this change in my life.  It's just not the selling a house you love, buying another house to start again, and moving, it is all that and the reasons for having to do so.  This is really a new chapter in my life, and as the journey begins, I know I have all of you traveling it with me. . .thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here's the news. . . .Our house sold in 12 days and we bought our "pool house" the very same day.  It was touch and go for awhile because the day we received our offer, the pool house received an offer.  We ended up in a bidding war, but the war was won!  We close on the properties at the end of June and I couldn't be more happy, excited, and relieved.

Someone asked if I would supply the link to the new home and I would be more than happy to.  You can see pics of our new house HERE.  When you see the main picture of the house, click on it and you'll see the pictures in a bigger format.  I'd love to know what you think.

Again, thanks for your prayers, positive comments, and good wishes.  They, as you, mean the world to me.

Hugs,


Curt


"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

57 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so happy for you and say a prayer often that your doing well sweetie

Patti J said...

I am so happy for you! What a beautiful home you have found! And it will be even more so when you move in and put your O'Brien touch on it! Congratulations, my friend! Time for a celebration! Love your new place! Thanks for sharing :)

Ted said...

I'm happy for the four of you! Praying that the move is a smooth one and that you all spend many happy, healthy years there. :)

Gail said...

OMG! It's gorgeous! And I think you both had the same painter!?
Does it come with the cute little girl & alligator? JK!
Wishing you all the best, glad your house sold!
Think of you lots!

mudmaven said...

Oh Curt - it's lovely! I'm so happy that it is all working out. I know how hard this has been for you and I think of you and send good thoughts and prayers your way. Hang in there and it will all shake itself out in no time at all. All the best to Jay and hug those gorgeous boys for me too! ~chris

Becky said...

wow Curt, that pool house is fabulous! I am so happy for you 2. Thanks for keeping us posted and thanks for the photos.
Hugs & prayers :)

ursula Uphof said...

Congratulations Curt. I am so pleased for you that it all came together so well. Now you can relax a little, so you will be ready for the move. It looks a lovely house and I am sure when you move in it will soon be HOME.
Take care.

Myrna said...

Curt
Such wonderful news. Your new home is simply gorgeous. You all will be very happy there.
Thank you for sharing. You know we are all there for you. There isn't a day goes by that you aren't in my thoughts.
Take care dear friend.
Hugs
Myrna

Sue said...

Hi ya Curt
i have been thinking of you both and wondering how things were going for you. So pleased you have found a new home, it looks gorgeous, oh to have a pool, mind it would be flooded by now here! lol.
An exciting new chapter begins, look forward to your updates, all the best to you both. Big Hugs, you have been missed, sue,x

Leigh said...

It looks like a beautiful house Curt. Is it far from your existing home? How often are Shotsy and Gunther going to be in the pool??? lol Are you still in 'Carmel' or is it another suburb? I'm so pleased things are working out for you. Sending many positive thoughts.

tilly said...

wishing you both lots of happiness in your new home, I'm sure it will hold lots of happy times, just like the one you are leaving..... things happen for a reason. Hope the sale and move goes smoothly
Tilly

Peggy in Mentone said...

WOW! What an awesome house. I live in CA and I you wouldn't believe what that house would cost here
:-) (probably between $600,000-$800,000)I have long been a follower of your blog and I have tried so many times to comment and it never seems to go through. I can sooo relate to what you have just gone through...4 years ago we had to leave the house we loved and thought we would retire in (we lived there 13 years) to move to an entirely new community. It has turned out to be such a blessing and the stamping community that I have become involved with here has become so dear to me. We also LOVE where we live. SO when it is hard to leave our comfort zone for the unknown we can never really know that something even better can be waiting for us! Your new home is absolutely lovely and we all look forward to seeing the special touch that you will put on it! I will keep you in my prayers that all goes smoothly for you. Getting your new "studio" put together and then trying to figure out where everything is when you go to make a card...is one of the biggest challenges, because it isn't where it was in your old studio! We all send you a big hug and hope that things settle down for you quickly!

Warmly,

Peggy Dollar in Mentone CA

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations! How exciting. Your pool house is absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy!

Paper is BLISS said...

Am so so pleased for you. Can't believe you sold in only 12 days! BUT it is a fabulous home. Your new home looks gorgeous and the pool... well I am dead jealous!

Take care and lots of hugs to you.
Zoe x

Christine said...

Oh Curt I am so pleased & delighted for you & Jay to have found such another beautiful home.. Everyone's vibes & prayers must have worked for you two guys..heres hoping for a smooth easy move.. is it far from your old place or town? & would you believe my nearest town is called SCARBOROUGH (8miles away) so were not that far away lol at least in spirit..good things happen to good people..

smiles Christine x

Heide said...

Things have been moving so fast for you. It looks like it was meant to be...with everything going so fast. The new house looks lovely! I know you will put your own touch to make it home. I am sure you, Jay and the boys are going to be happy there. Wishing you the best.
Hugs, Heide

Bonnie Weiss said...

HOLY CRAP .... THAT'S FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!! And what a beauty you have decided to start your next chapter in. POOL PARTY AT CURT'S HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!

Diane said...

Looks like a beautiful place...and as I know it is hard to leave a home you love behind, I am sure you will have this feel like home and love it in no time!! Loving the backuard...what fun you will have there...looks so private and relaxing...and as I am a garden nut, it reaaly appeals to me!! End of June will be here before you know it...and congrats to you for selling so fast..yeah!!

Marianne said...

wow, Curt! What a beautiful home and a pool, too. I am so jealous. Since I don't live too far away, I might just drop in for a swim sometime, lol! congrats to you both!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous home!!

lisa808 said...

Curt,
Conratulations on the quick sale of your home and on winning the 'bidding war!' The yard and pool look so inviting. I can picture wonderful, enjoyable days and evenings there. Best wishes to you and Jay in your new home.
Hugs, Lisa

Jean said...

Oh Curt, I couldn't be happier for you guys. You are a VERY lucky guy, to sell your house in TWELVE days in today's market. But your luck (more like blessings) are well deserved. The new house looks terrific! Can't wait to see pics of your new crafty space once it's set up.
Best Wishes to you, Jay & the boys on your new adventure.
{{{HUGS}}} Jean ~

Mary said...

Lovely house! Glad you got the house of your dreams too!

Soni B said...

Wow how exciting... I left one post, it disapeared...

oh well I am off to see the new place...but first, please kmow you are amazing to do all of this... yes leaving a home is one thing, but some times the reason adds so much to that... I hope the boys settle in and like it too...

I wish I was closer, I am a pro at packing and labeling ... : )

hugs of happiness to you and Jay...so grateful that God will provide

Soni B said...

OH my it is wonderful and I know you will be happy there... love the view of the pool... looks to have spacious rooms... I cannot wait to see it after you put your heart and soul into it... hugs

Ellen said...

Congratulations Curt! A beautiful home. I am sure you will fill it with happy new memories!

Rita said...

I'm so happy for you & Jay!!! It's a beautiful house & that pool is sooooo inviting! I may stop by & surprise you some day (just kidding)! Boy...that would be a long drive. Wishing you both happiness in your new home! Take pictures after your all settled.

I'm not surprised that your house sold so fast, it was a gorgeous home! Hugs to you both!

Alli said...

Curt it's FANTASTIC!!!!
I absolutely LOVE it!!!!
Yay for you & JAy!!!!
Woohooooo!
Pool parties are in the future for sure!
Thank you for updating us on your terrific news!!!
12 days! Wow! What a blessing!
Keep going Curt & Jay!

mochamama said...

Oh Curt, Big congrats!!! i love your new home, can't wait to see what YOU do to it! So happy things are working out. be sure to give us your new mailing addie when you move in!
Hugs, Cheryl
ps, I have a new blogsite now, not sure if I told you that before.

Queen Mary said...

Oh gosh I'm going to sound like such a party pooper! The new house is lovely as everyone has said -- and interestingly decorated in a very masculine style! But it seems you will still have to widen some doorways -- will you remove the carpeting for Jay? He uses a wheelchair now if I recall correctly. Well congratulations, truly a Herculean effort that paid off! Love to you and Jay and best wishes on your new home!

Miranda said...

Beautiful House! Glad you are doing better!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Gina Wrona said...

Indeed, YOU are so very lucky! Love the pics of the new home, CONGRATS TO YOU AND JAY!

Don't forget to share with me your snail mail new address so I can update my mailing label for you.

Hugs,
Gina

Jackie said...

Pool Party at Curt's house! I am so happy for you all, I think I like this house better than your other one. I can see you and Jay sitting out by the pool in the evening enjoying a glass of wine...sigh. I know you will enjoy the new place once all of the moving foolishness is over. Congratulations!

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Curt, I am SOOOOO glad to hear from you!!! I knew things would turn out for you because I prayed so that it would!!!

The house looks wonderful, I'm so very happy for you, and now I'll be counting down your closing days right along with you!

God blesses wonderful people and he's truly blessing you, my friend. You deserve it!!!

Big hugs!!!

maryr917 said...

a big congrats on selling your house so quickly and being able to get the new home as well

Serendipity Stamping said...

It is fantastic that your home sold in only 12 days, so we know it was a good one. The new home is very spacious and lovely. The yard and pool are to die for. I know you and Jay will have many enjoyable days there. Big hugs to you all. You will soon be all settled.

Linda said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful home. I would love to have a pool and a fireplace in my bedroom. So beautiful and this was less than your old home? Wow
12 days to sell your house! Amazing! I am so happy for you. Well done! All that hard work payed off.

Elaine M said...

Oh hon! It's a fantastic home and I'm so thrilled for you. Wish we could all show up and help with the move. Blessings blessings blessings dear friends.

Lori Barnett said...

DUDE!!!! That house looks wonderful! Gosh...I live in Arizona and I DON'T EVEN have a pool! WHAT THE HECK???!!! NO FAIR!! lol! ;) Congrats! Miss talking with you. (((((hugs)))))

Clare said...

Hi Curt. I am so sorry it has been many moons since I have last visited. I have been catching up on your blog and you have been going through so many changes. I am so so happy that things are working out for you guys. I looked at your beautiful home and thought how gut wrenching it must be to sell up but then I saw your new home and wow it is gorgeous!!!. Definitely makes up for it. I think that the reasons you are selling are admirable Curt, what an amazing guy you are. I just feel that this new chapter for you all will be the start of many happy years ahead.
I have been watching your brilliant home movies with Gunther and Shotsy!!! I just love them. Your walks are so lovely and what a beautiful view of the White River. Your boys are so well behaved too.
I will be back again to see you and how things are going Curt. Can't wait to see pic's when you guys have moved in.
Will be praying that everything runs smoothly for you all. Big hugs my friend, Clare xxx

Hey Jude said...

What a wonderful new home you've purchased. Best wishes for an easy, uneventful move so you can all settle in and enjoy a happy and healthy life while creating many new memories together. Congratulations!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Big congrats!! Looks like a huge new house with lots of space!! I'm so very happy for you!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

OMGSH Curt - I am just thrilled for you - it's a darling home!!! I love the details - this place has GOOD BONES!!! You'll be comfy and make it your own in no time! The yard and pool look so inviting. I did a double-take at the laundry area - wowie, now that's creative!

Hugs!!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

So happy for you and Jay that your house sold so quickly and that you were able to buy the Pool House. It looks gorgeous and I am sure that you will all be very happy there.

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Anonymous said...

How exciting for you and Jay!! What a great looking house. . . looks like plenty of room for your stamping too!! Enjoy the peace you now must have!!

Gail said...

Had to pop in!
I know your busy, but wanted you to know I was thinking about all of you!
You'll be proud, I've been creating my butt off.....House Mouse Challenges & the like! OMG!
Hope you're all well!

Lorraine said...

The house looks charming Curt I am so happy for you things have worked out well. Hugs from Jersey U.K.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Curt, what a dozen deal! Thanking FATHER for your sell and buy agreements in great time. Utility room and RR convient to outside and all that gorgeous yard/garden work you have planting visions of blooming eyecandy dog friendly, human approved! Yeah! greenhouses will have stock available to make high summer evening yardwork a joy. How about a plant stock housewarming fund from all of us in blogland?!!!?
mt23stamperatyahoo
Keep Looking UP!

Jennifer said...

Curt, your house is FABULOUS! Oh my! The pups are going to love the beautiful enclosed garden and the house is just wonderful. (Do I sound a teeny bit jealous?) Congratulations on a quick sell and looking forward to you getting settled in and back to enjoying your artwork too.

Cheers!
Jennifer

Sue Ann said...

Does the cute little girl come with the deal LOL GREAT house and love the landscaping around the pool. Green/black/white kitchen ROCKS. I think this will become your home in your heart in NO TIME!!! You know in your heart that you made the right decision so it will work out perfectly!!! xoox

Krissy said...

I'm so glad things are working out for you and that all of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. Your new home is lovely. Is the adorable little girl included? ;-)

nise said...

Thanks so much for reading my hint and sharing the new house. It's a real beauty. Best of luck with the transition to Indy. Looking forward to seeing the first card produced in the new home and maybe some fall pictures of how you made it yours and Jay's and the boy's. I said "fall"...

Anonymous said...

Ready to go crafting, Curt? No flooding here this spring. River water depths are rising yet no where near last summer's hundred year flood levels. Rains have fallen to bring the area near normal precipitation but the ground lacks over an inch of normal precip according to the weather bureau. Meantime, storm cells, winds gusting to near tornado speeds and more storm cells have filled the last three weeks between 'sunbreaks'. Yes, this is news since more books are checked from the library and more craft supplies are being specifically requested from indoor yard/garage sales than many vendors recall! Trusting that you are well boxed, planned, plotted, scheduled for the next month and a half. Be alert, summer garden, Curt's coming with extreme zest! Keep Looking UP!

mochamama said...

I miss you!!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Just a line to let you know you are not forgotten. Know you are very busy right now. Hugs to all!

Susan Hogan said...

How much furniture have they poked into that house! Looks like it can be a happy home for all of you! Best of luck with the move and I hope there is a crafting space for you there!

Lorraine A said...

Hi Curt :-) sorry I haven't popped by in a while ,,, but I have been thinking of you :-)

Your new home looks absolutely FABULOUS !! WOW ! the pool area looks lovely and am sure you will be enjoying that now :-)

Good Luck to you both in your new home and I hope you're setting in well and getting to know your new neighbours :-)

sending lots of love and hugs xx
Lols x x x