Well, we did it. Our home is now officially a vacation rental. We had our first guests over the weekend and they loved it and said they will call again. I think this is actually going to work. We haven't had anything really work out for us for such a long time that I feel like I'm taking such a big risk in actually SAYING that this might really work out. It was a whirlwind of a week getting ready though, as you see we have no other home to go to at the moment. We relied on some neighbors of ours who were out of town and then off to my parents for the rest of the weekend. All of our possessions either in the garage or piled crazily into the van. It was crazy. The most asked question of the weekend was "where is...." my reply "I have no idea, do you really really need it right now?" When we finally came home it was like we were the Three Bears, having had Goldilocks stay in our home, but in this story, she didn't break anything and didn't eat our porridge. So that's a good ending.
Mr. Jewels starts working on November 4th. I'm a little anxious and nervous about finding a place to live out there and getting the kids into school, especially since I have never been there before. I hope all of this works out well too. This is one weird adventure we are on, but we hope the best is yet to come.