The current home is officially on the market ready to be sold to its new owners, its new family.
The planning to retire and the planning to move have been an ongoing process for 6 years now. You can read more about the locations visited in my post ‘These past 6 Years‘. It was 10 months ago Gary and I decided to make another series of trips to Florida to find that next location for the next chapter is our lives. The next location was found, the next home was found and now the current home is for sale.
But wait, you remember in my post ‘The Curveball‘, I wrote the following –
We thought Vero Beach was the next chapter, the final chapter. And maybe it will be the final chapter, but not the next chapter.
In today’s post I write the following –
I will admit, as much as I am excited about moving forward, I am somewhat sad about leaving this current home. 13 ½ years, this house we have called home. I still remember seeing this home and walking through the front door for the first time. It only took a few minutes and I told Gary “This is it, this is the one!” We had previously spent months viewing properties and this one immediately stood out and I knew it would be our home.
Many changes have taken place since that day; I have literally painted every room in this house with a few of them painted twice. Within the first couple of years Gary and I spent long days designing and installing the landscaping. Later years would bring an upgraded kitchen, upgraded master bathroom, and upgrades to all other bathrooms, new carpet, a pool makeover, a new patio and a new roof.
In the past year, events such as downsizing of possessions, minor maintenance repairs, decluttering and sprucing have taken place. Gary and I are ready to move on: the time is right.
Now the waiting game takes place – waiting for the new owners who ever they are to view this home. An open house will take place a week from Sunday, will the new owners come visit that day? Or it may be the new owners will have a private view of this home, where they can talk freely about the future, their dreams and memories they want to create in this home.
Now the waiting game takes place – when will the new owners walk through the front door for the first time?
And when the future owners first walk through the front door, who knows maybe they will respond with “This is it, this is the one!”