Then there was nothing.
July and August were the most frustrating months of this whole experience. There was NO information about anything.
Matt is quite a diplomatic person, and he wants to keep it that way. He asks the questions he needs to and waits for the answers. No matter if the answer takes a fortnight (2 weeks) to arrive. Meanwhile, Matt has to listen to my questions for which he has no answer. Keep in mind, in July and August no formal written offer had been presented to Matt. There was still a real possibility that this could fall through. I think that is what scared me the most.
Also by this time we came to realize that a move before school started was impossible. That was a letdown for all of us. We thought the beginning of the school year would be a clean break for me from work and a fresh start for the kids. But that was not to be.
So I mentally prepared myself to go back to work, and I had to dig out my personal teaching materials that I schlepped home. Oldest Kiddo was happy to go back to her school so she could see her friends again.
Of course I continued to purge, sell, and toss various bits that we no longer need. If the move does not work out, at least we will have an organized house.