Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Just before we were getting ready to leave Maumee Bay State park for the Shafer’s event, we received another offer on the house that did not seem to hold must promise, but in the end after some back and forth we decided to go forward with the sale. The simple fact is the market is bad and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.
Once all the inspections and other hurtles were completed, it was time to get serious about getting ready to move out of the house after nine years. Now for some folks that may not seem like a long time, but it is, in fact, the longest I have ever lived in one house in my entire life. On top of that we are planning on radically changing our lifestyle for the next few years to full time in our motorhome. This means it is time to dispose of many items we have collected over a life time. So we have been sorting and debating what goes and stays. There have been many trips to various charity organizations and pushing our luck with the trash removal folks.
With 7 days left to closing we are about 90% ready and feel it is okay to take a break now and then to smell the flowers (literally) at the local park. We also happened upon a local classic car show and enjoyed an afternoon of imagining how many garages we would need if collecting cars were to be our next hobby. There were two at the show that got me started in this thought process. One was a wonderfully restored 1965 Ford Galaxy 500 that was offered for sale well below book value and a 1966 mustang that was exactly like my very first car.
For now, we are looking forward to selling the house and getting back on the road and seeing more of this great country.