Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hell Has Frozen Over!


Yes, hell has frozen over ... we sold our house last week!  We've been keeping our mouths shut until the deal was done.  We didn't even tell our parents until just before the closing.  You may be wondering how we sold our house when it was taken off the market a couple of months ago ...

It's weird how things work out sometimes.  You know that saying about things working out once you stop trying so hard ... it proved true for us.  Shortly after taking our house off the market, a long-time friend of ours called about a friend of hers that was pre-approved, looking for a waterfront home, and also needed a real estate agent.  She immediately thought of us, and within a week I was showing her friend waterfront homes in our area ... including our house.  

One thing lead to another, and now we no longer own the house we're living in.  We're renting from the new owner until October 31st (Halloween!), which will give us time to move to our new place.

As I've said before, it seems that everything has worked out as it should.  Looking back, selling our house any sooner would have been way too hectic and not really practical.   In just the past year we've attended our daughter's college graduation, renovated a barn for her to get married in (which she did), and sold a rental.  Selling our house, finding a new place, and moving during all of that would have been too much ...  especially while working.  Plus, we're glad we didn't have to sail here for all of that!

 It seems that "the stars aligned" for us.  I mean, who would have thought that a friend of ours would find the buyer for our house!  What's even better, he's a real nice guy.  Ken and I have gotten along really well with him, and he's been flexible in making the deal work.  Letting us live in the house until we found a place to live and move out was a big help.

So, where are we moving?  Somewhere nearby that we refer to as "Mayberry" ... or "The Twilight Zone".  It's gonna be an adjustment, but it's for the dream.  More to come soon ... we've got a lot to do before Halloween!

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!




13 comments:

Kenneth Vampran said...

Congrats. Huge step towards retirement!

Next step getring ready for living on the boat.

My wife and I have been doing some boat brousing in St. Tammany. Her numbrr one requirement is room for her shoes.

LittleCunningPlan.com said...

Yay! Things always come together at the right time, even when it's frustrating. Good for you!

Emily said...

Yay yay yay! You know how happy I am for y'all. I can't wait to hear all about the new place, which sounds...intriguing! CONGRATULATIONS!

Sandee said...

Way to go. I'm so happy you've finally sold your home.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Dan N Jaye said...

Congrats! Happy for you (though I half expected you were immediately moving onto Nirvana) ;)

Neophyte Cruiser said...

Good on 'ya! October/November can be a pretty nice time to start making your way south on Nirvana!? It looks like you've made one giant step towards moving aboard. Now all you have to do is set a date for uniting the dock lines :-)!

Brian and Erika said...

Congrats! You sure earned it the hard way! Amazing what getting that stress of your plate can do for your mental health.

Sharon Cornelius said...

So happy for you guys.

Sailing LunaSea said...

Yaaaaaay! How exciting for you guys. Huge step in the right direction. Have fun. Everything always does work out in the end.

Laura and Hans said...

Yaaaay! Now the joy of packing😱

svsmitty said...

Congrats! We are really happy for you!

Things are moving along nicely. Soon we will start to see pics of that C30 in some nice tropical locations.

Fair winds,

Jesse

Chris and Linda said...

Does this mean Chris and I will see you in Grenada next year? Wishing you an easy journey to the sailing life!

Dani McDaniel said...

AHHHH Finally it has happens! OMG congrats :). I bet this is a huge weight off your shoulders. Now the plan is becoming real and things are moving. I can't wait to see the day you move actually onto the boat. It's an awesome thing.

Dani

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