Quite a few days have past since my last post. We have had many, many changes here. I’d love to catch you all up on what’s going on.
After putting our house on the market, it sold in only 23 days. Obviously, that threw us into a frenzy of sorting, packing and organizing. We had been doing some pre-sorting, and pre-packing, but now we are getting down to business as the sale looks like it is going to go through and we are only going to be in this house for a short time more.
During the past few weeks, we have been able to address any and all issues relating to the sale, so far. Rob has worked hard to fix the items that the buyer wanted fixing. We have had the hillside re-planted with baby trees to re-forest where we logged. We held a huge barn/tool sale and had great success with turning items we couldn’t take with us into much-needed cash. We’ve planted part of a large garden at my sister’s house. We are going to garden together this year.
We’ve moved several loads of wood to my brother-in-law’s and sister’s place, one piece at a time. We’ve started taking load after load to storage, either at their house (they have an old semi trailer we can fill), or in the storage unit Rob was finally able to secure, after being on 10 lists! Who knew? Certainly not us, as this is the first time we’ve ever had a storage unit. Now we know. They are in demand!
So, why are we putting all of our things in storage? The very same “hot” market that allowed us to sell so quickly means that we are going to have a summer of adventure–a few weeks in our camper while we choose the right house for us. I don’t want to choose too hastily, and every house we’ve seen in our price range, that we liked, is taken before we have a chance to get our money from this sale. (Yes, we could make an offer with contingencies, but I don’t want to feel pressured to choose quickly)
The Uncle Rob’s Outdoor and More business will continue, with most of the items still being offered for sale. He is just de-listing a few of the odd items to make the transitory summer easier. With the internet so accessible, he can easily run the business out of the camper.
I told Rob that if we were going to be in the camper for a few weeks, we are going camping! We made quite a few reservations for the upcoming weeks, at different state campgrounds, for a few nights each time. We will make my sister’s place home base, and come back there in-between our short jaunts. Trust me, we will be very motivated to house hunt after a few days in the camper. Stay tuned as we chronicle our summer of adventure!