We know how fortunate we are. Truly.
We found an experienced agent, listed at a good price, did the up-front work of getting the house ready, buried St Joseph with the prayer, staged it for all the viewings. But 36 days from listing to closing escrow and moving out is incredible! And we don't take it for granted. We are very grateful.
I looked back at my October 30th post and realize I didn't even have time to "just chill". However, I still think it's a good plan following the move this weekend. With very few boxes to unpack, nothing to hang on the walls, and minimal furniture/electronics to set up, I suspect we will be completely moved in by Monday morning. Once the "cable guy" shows up on Tuesday, and I do a little (small tree, a couple Santas) Christmas decorating, there will definitely be time for that delayed chilling!
There is still the rig to buy - a very important piece of the puzzle. There is still getting comfortable with driving it and learning all it's systems. Bill has 15 more Mondays, and then he has to learn how to be retired. Brian and Shalise have a wedding in March. Richie has to finish his senior year. We have to move out of the apartment and into the motorhome.
Throw in a high school reunion, a family reunion, an RV-Dreams Spring Rally, several birthdays and two more weddings, and I think the next six months are going to go by VERY quickly!
Last night Bill said "I'm so excited!" Not unusual, we've been excited about the dream for a long time. What struck me was not the excitement, but the lack of anxiety, sadness, fear, second-guessing or hesitation for both of us. We just sold our house and got rid of 90% of everything we own! We have no idea where we'll be at this time next year - we don't know where we'll be in August! And we're excited!!!
Some will think we're crazy, and that's okay. If crazy means being grateful and excited then it definitely works for us!