About Face! Move!
I know I’ve been scarce around the blogosphere and other social media lately. There’s been good reason. Now it’s time to share the big reveal.
After twenty-eight years in San Diego in the same home, we’re moving to what we will call our real home , to the Midwest. I know a lot of folks are asking, “But why would you leave that great weather?”
There are a myriad of reasons, actually. Yes it was a snap decision that involved several conversations over the past five years in the decision-making process. More on that in future posts.
So how did this happen? Well in the past year, my husband’s Mom and Dad have had some health issues, and it’s become increasingly stressful to be so far away from Chicago and Milwaukee. There will be more tough decisions to face after we get there. It’s hard to be away from family that needs your help. So we are going to help take care of our family because that’s what we do.
Because our lives are consumed with the additional tasks involved with the move, I will be making entries here describing the whole situation, and the journey. Time will not be-our friend as the moving truck pulls away one month from today, and there is so much to do. Twenty eight years of accumulation!
After several car loads of donations to Goodwill, it looks like we’ve barely made a dent. The move estimate is going to be close to 10K! Poker’s gone up in 28 years, that’s for certain.
As it is, I’ve been overwhelmed with all the details that go into selling a home and packing up to move. Last weekend I was scheduled to attend Faffcon in Charlotte NC. Well we put our place on the market and had showing immediately and had to get the house ready. It was a crazy four days that followed. The crazy thing is, we put our home up for sale last Thursday, got four offers, and sold the place in four days! Even better, there was a bidding war for our home so we will end up with more than our asking price. I have a newfound hope that the real estate sector is gonna roar back.
There are a lot of mixed emotions about all this, and they will be explored and noted here as we proceed on this journey home. I am working at adopting a minimalist lifestyle and letting go of a lot of “stuff”, thanks to a book I’m reading called , “Unstuff Your Life”, by Andrew J. Mellen. Even with all that marvelous guidance, I still wake up at night thinking about all
the details of this large and fast move.
More to come. We’re beginning a whole new adventure. Hope you’ll stick with me as I share the experience of a complete lifestyle change as we shed the past and embrace the future.