Saturday, April 13, 2013

Yesterday, Baby Steps.....Today Giant Steps

I have decided the best way to guarantee a sale is to make plans.  With plans in place the universe sets out to trip us up.  That's how it worked for me. I started packing the trailer for launch and presto, an offer on the house.  Grounded again until sale complete.  But I can't exactly complain.  (Maybe whine a little!) So go ahead make your plans.... we shall see what the universe has in store for you.

While I have been sputtering and living with spurts of renewed preparation for Full time RV living life has been moving on.  A few days after Furby died I had a showing for the house.  I mosied down to the river drinking in the view and chatting on the phone to a camp host buddy.  After 1 1/2 hours, I drove on home only to find that they were still at the house.
Hmmmmm that is interesting.  Later on I got the call that everyone prays for.... They want to make an offer.

How can joy and terror exist in the same vessel at the same time.

Well my answer to that is... chaotically!

Ecstatic too!

Disappointed that my trip to Utah will be postponed.
Ecstatic that the financial loose ends could finally be coming to an end.
Overwhelmed by the immense task ahead of me.
A little terrified of the unknown....what next.

We quickly came to terms... how can I argue with a full price offer from a fully qualified buyer with no contingencies.
The home inspection has revealed some repair items that the buyer will take care of with a reduction of price to accommodate the needed materials.

The last hurdle is the home appraisal.  I am definitely not home free but ever so close.

Looking at my For Sale sign every day to be sporting a SOLD sign.  


  1. SOLD...that would be music to my ears! Nice offer! I'm hopeful ours goes that quickly! Your almost there for more of the unknown but a new journey that makes it all worth it. I'm sure it will be all be above any of your expectations!

  2. Good news....just take a deep breath and take it all in. You will be on the road soon.

  3. One step at a time. An offer is definitely good news! Hope you wake up one morning soon and see that SOLD sign. Yes, the start of a new adventure and way of life can be a bit daunting, but allow yourself to embrace the adventure! Hugs!

  4. That is big news. Hope everything goes smoothly for you and you can begin the next chapter in your life.

  5. I'm excited for you! I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything clicks in to place.

  6. I just knew that if you would leave the house it would sell. That's happened to so many full timers I know. They get discouraged and fed up and leave and BANG. All you had to do was plan to leave. That's even better. So happy for you. Things are really going to start moving along on your new exciting adventures. Whoopeee!!

  7. Wonderful news! Equal parts trepidation and excitement. Thank you for your blog, I am following in those tracks. Thinking good thoughts for your sale.

  8. Wheeeee! Let the fun begin. Sorry your trip was postponed, but it was only for the best reason. Congratulations. It sounds like you've found your home some new inhabitants. I'm so excited for you.

    All your hard work is paying off. Way to go.

    Can't wait to hear about your new adventures.

  9. This is great news. Hope all goes as planned and you will be rolling down the road.
    I had to postpone my leaving 3 times in one week. But not to sell but the weather had been so bad. But that may have worked out for the best as I think I found a van.

    Best of luck to us both.