August-----> We put our house up for sale. Planned to build one with five acres so we could have the horse with us and have lots of ground for go-karts and snow machines.
2 weeks later-----> Under contract in both directions.
September-----> Decided to move to Guam.
Nov. 5th-----> Closed on the sale of our home. Sold a BUNCH of crap and moved the rest out.
Nov. 5th-----> Bought our tickets to Guam.
Nov. 6th-----> Helped the new owners move their stuff into the house we made new again with our bare hands.
Today-----> Living temporarily in a one bedroom apartment-type cabin thingy still living life as normally as we can while contemplating what to do in the next phase of our story.
Yes, this IS a CrAZy thing we're doing. This morning I chatted with the chic working the desk at the gym about the horrible weather outside. She said she hoped everyone was prepared for the cold. I told her I was moving to a tropical island. She laughed and said, "Yeah, wouldn't that be nice." And I got to say, "No, really. I am."
When the appraiser had come to our house, I walked him out and he asked if we were planning to stay in the area. I said, "Yeah, unless we move to Guam or something." Laughing hardily, he dismissively said, "And what are the chances of that happening!"
So, now we literally ARE the talk of the town. Everywhere I go someone comes up to say they heard something about me. Well, at least it's something fun like moving to Guam!
|My mother loved this rock. She called it Bear Rock.|
|Our last meal in the house. Subway sandwiches! The buyers' table was destroyed on their way up from AZ, so they asked if they could keep ours. Absolutely! One less thing to move!|
|Back to the basics. This place isn't too bad. Small, yes, but quite clean for an old motel. I've lived in worse. I can make just about any place into a home. The girls are actually staying with Grandpa and Grandma.|
|This photo is significant for a couple of reasons. One, it shows the first snow storm of the year, and we will not have to shovel, push, or remove snow at all this winter! Two, we sold my wonderful van. I didn't even have it for a year!|