We are official full timers!
The closing went well and we left with a check in hand.
The guy that had agreed to buy the Grasshopper mower, came through for us and picked it up late in the day. Crisis averted!
I have hesitated to say this, for fear of jinxing us, but things seemed to have gone extremely well, and exactly how they should have. I always had a feeling that we’d get the house sold fairly quickly and that everything would work out. We put the house on the market early in September and we closed on June 2nd, right at 9 months. Considering we spent three months in Florida for the winter, I think we did really well. We needed every day of that time to get rid of all of our stuff!
Yes, we had a few delays on our closing date, but realistically, we never would have made it for our first closing date of May 6th, or even the next one of May 20th. We barely made it for yesterday’s closing!
When we left for Florida last winter, I said, “I hope the house sale doesn’t mess up our vacation and I want to close in April or May before it gets too hot.” It was a little later than that, but it pretty much happened as I wanted.
We still have “custody” of the rv spot and the detached garage until Saturday afternoon. We have some more stuff that needs to go to the storage shed and our “Fred Sandford” is coming today to pick up more “junk,” and his golf cart.
I have an appointment with the Vet for Squeaky this morning. I’m dreading it, but we need to find out how she’s doing. She looks good and her weight is good, but she’s still not acting like herself. She’s irritable, doesn’t purr, and doesn’t seem to want to be bothered. Maybe she’s just mad at me for constantly shoving pills down her throat. I hope that’s all it is. I guess we’ll see.
We are planning (at least right now) to head about 100 miles southeast to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. We’ll stay there a few days and unwind, then head down towards the St Augustine area of Florida. It’s on the East (Atlantic) coast of the state. There is a lot to do in the area with rivers and beaches, and we can stay free at one of our Thousand Trails membership parks. I’ve hesitated on making reservations so I hope we won’t have any problems there. I guess I need to do some checking.
So far, it hasn’t hit us that we have achieved our goal….after all, when I looked out my bedroom window this morning, I had the same view!
Here is another picture of one of our favorite places…and one we hope to visit again very soon. It’s taken at Fort Desoto Park.