We start of by selling the townhouse we’ve lived in for the past…almost 27 years. It sold fast – that’s the good news. Now we have to find some place to live. Me and the Mrs. decided it’s going to take another 8 or so years of working before retiring – so moving closer to my workplace becomes our target. My commute is now 70 minutes one way – it would be nice (and less costly) to reduce that a tad.
So we find a place…about 20 minutes away from the office. A house. Now before you get that look on your face…yes at this stage with the kids gone we are supposed to be downsizing – like all normal people our age do. What can I say. Our first attempt at owning a single family home was a total disaster – mostly because we were young, broke and stupid. I wanted to take another shot at owning a house. Having said that – it’s not a big house. In fact share footage wise it’s only slightly larger than what we have now. and a small piece of property.
Turns out the sellers are anxious to close quickly as they have a house to move to as well. Points in our favor. So the fun begins – attorneys, inspections, contractors, packing, repairing. So the inspection of the house we are buying turns up some issues – the most critical of which is termites. There is obvious damage – we don’t know the extent or how it was handled. So we start asking questions. We are still asking questions. To keep this short, the moving van is showing up this Friday to move us out – and we still don’t have a finalized place to go to.
Now in the middle of all this, the Mrs. is diagnosed with ADEM – it’s a form of MS that hopefully will be a one time, stress-induced event. But only time will tell. It still may become full-blown MS if it starts recurring.
Tune in next week – will they be living in a house or in a Kelvanator box along route 22??