Thursday, April 30, 2015


We put our house up for sale over Labor Day weekend. For the first couple of months, we wondered aloud and silently what we would do if the house sold right away. We had a great many lookers and a few serious ones. But nothing worked out. Then the months wore on, and as the time of our departure rapidly began approaching, we wondered aloud and silently what we would do if the house didn't sell at all. We knew for sure we were going to go ahead with our trip, but we didn't like leaving this large piece of unfinished business. We needn't have worried. About a month ago, a couple came to see the house and fell instantly in love with it. They said it was everything they were looking for. They presented us with a full-price offer and didn't make any demands. It was all so easy, we began to feel like it might be too good to be true. But, today we signed the papers and collected the money, and everything is official. And now, we can walk away truly unencumbered. This is the first time since 1999 that we have been completely debt-free and completely homeless. It is a great feeling! And, the timing couldn't have been more perfect.

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