Okay. It has happened we got a contract for the house, inspections have been done, repairs done, and if everything goes according to plan, we sign on August 4 and either that day or the next we start on the road to Texas.
We did not get the great amount that we thought we would. I am okay with that. Our mental health, and just wanting the process to end was worth more. In talking to each other and others we know this is a good decision and that we are now able to look forward to the "Next Step."
We have reserved a cabin in one of the towns where we want to live in. This is our home base. We are going to look around town to see if we want to live directly in town or do we want to be on the outskirts. How much land can we handle? 5+ acres or under? Animals do we REALLY want goats. GOATS mean no vacations or trips that are only a day long, because goats have issues with late dinners, are escape artists, and talk, a lot. Not to mention a barn, feed for said animals, vet bills etc. I would really like to do some dog fostering but again, the space issue, the type of house, vet bills, etc. So we will see.
We have continued to pack up our remaining things. Yarn projects, clothes, pots and pans, the slow cooker, and of course going through the kitchen cabinets. Food going to the local food bank, and making up a box of things for the new owner. paper towels, tp, cleaners, dishes (he wants them! Yeah!!!)
We have met the new owner, introduced him to the neighbors and I think he will fit right in. Nice kid, (he is either 23 or 26) loves the house and has lived in the neighborhood. We met his grandmother! So I am happy that is working out.
My silence was because I did not want to jinx anything. Yes, I will remove St. Joseph from his spot once all the papers are signed. I will not be stopping at any yarn shops along the way. We just want to get to Texas and Texas has a lot of stores that I can visit!
Take care one and all.