Saturday, June 15, 2013

At the Crossroads

Dear Reader, the last month has been, as my mom would say, somethin'else. Not really knowing anything about real estate, I figured I'd put the condo on the market in mid-July and move sometime in October. So, I was unprepared when my real estate agent demanded gently but firmly suggested that I list the condo no later than June 1st. 

In just one week, we ordered new carpet, a new oven, and a new overhead microwave. We rented a pod and packed up extra furniture, the china and crystal, family photos, most of our clothes - in short, anything that made it look like this was a real home with real live people in it. But it was worth the effort. We listed it for just five days before we accepted an offer. Want to see how it turned out?



I will miss living at the Windemere. I can't believe the Merry Husband would rather shovel snow than enjoy the beautiful weather here. Crazy, right?



I've turned in my resignation at work, and have just two more weeks before my last day. Escrow closes on July 3rd, and then we go on the road trip to end road trips! We'll drive up the California coast and on to Seattle to visit friends and family. Then we'll take the Northern Route through places like Missoula, Montana and Keystone, South Dakota. We'll drive through Chicago and through Pennsylvania Dutch Country before getting to Brooklyn, where we'll hang out and visit with the Merry Husband's family for two weeks. There's a chance, although slim, that we might get up to Maine for a weekend. If not, there will most likely be some side trips to Connecticut and Rhode Island. If all goes according to plan, we'll be in Boston for good on August 1st.

Of course, I have no idea what I'll do in Boston once I get there, but that Dear Reader, is another blog post for another day. 


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  1. Fantastic road trip, I could never get over how flat it was out Dakota/ Nebraska way, quiet eerie, I could drive for miles and not see another car.

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    1. I have never been through there, but have been warned that it can be quite boring. :)

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  2. Oh what an adventure you have begun! I am sure there is plenty of apprehension but an open mind, sense of humor, and the love of a good man will make Boston even better. Toast to you and yours.

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    1. Thanks so much. I did manage to snag a good one. Looking forward to setting up a new home with him.

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  3. Oh congratulation on such a quick turnaround! You are going on such an adventure and I am so jealous of your roadtrip - sounds amazing! Barry and I are doing a mini one - seeing friends and doing some work in Ontario and then back through the Berkshires in July. Cannot wait to hear all the details!

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    1. Oh, the Berkshires! That will be fun!

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  4. Such a lot of excitement and unknowns awaiting you. Do hope that everything goes smoothly and well for you both. The journey you are taking sounds incredibly long - I shall have to check it out on google road maps.
    Good luck on your new venture.

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary! Yeah, it's going to be a long trip - about 4,000 miles. But since we won't have a home for about a month, it made sense to go exploring a bit.

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  5. That's a longer road trip than I have ever taken, and quite an itinerary. Have a great trip, and we're looking forward to picking up the thread once you get to Boston.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Thank you, Parnassus. It will be the longest trip I've been on, by far.

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  6. Wow, that will be an adventure. As the saying goes, the only thing constant is Change. I know it is stressful. Just enjoy every moment. Take it one step at a time. There is a Chinese proverb: "A Jpurney of a thousand miles begin with a single step." You will get there.

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  7. I can't believe I may be moving to a place with snow either!

    Your trip sounds like it will be a great adventure!

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    1. At least we get to buy new winter clothes, right?

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