The first of the rose blossoms.
I have learned my lesson. I really have. What you put out to the Universe is what you get. I really, truly believe that. Well, I always have believed that, but I've never been very good at practicing it. :-)
But...about two weeks ago, I really and truly made up my mind that I had to move. The house has been on the market since October but with very little activity and also with me having a mindset of "I don't want to move". So, a couple weeks ago, that mindset changed. I can't remember what I was doing that really keyed it in for me but I realized that I was stuck and until I completely made up my mind to move and to let go of this place and the dream of it, I'd not make any progress.
So, I contacted my realtor and told her I wanted to start actively looking at places to buy. I've been making lists of what is most important in a place I want to live. I've been scouring through online listings looking at pictures, checking maps and Google Earth to get an idea of the areas. I started with over 60 properties that interested me. I went through them all again and again, trying to find the right ones.
A week ago this past Thursday started three days of showings on the house. When I came back after the Thursday showing I had a very good feeling. I can't say why I had that feeling, I just did. Friday's was a good feeling too and Saturday I could tell as soon as I walked in that they didn't like it.
My realtor and I went out this past Tuesday and looked at 6 properties. I have two left from that list that are still possibles. Today we are going again.
This past Thursday, I got up, took my walk and was enjoying the cool and quiet on the back deck with a book when I received a text from my realtor to check my email. I rushed in and looked and oh my! I had an offer!
We talked about it a bit and made a counter offer and all day long I stewed and sat on pins and needles. I'd felt really good about it (it was the same person from the previous Thursday) and finally...
I'm on deadline now. Yesterday morning, I signed the contract on my house. She accepted my counter offer and we are set to close on June 24th!
Oh my! I am very overwhelmed but in a good way. I have 38 days to pack everything I own, find a place to live, get the financing sorted, etc., etc.
So...just as I plan to come back here things get a bit crazy and I may not be here as much as I want. But! That will only be for a little while. Because now I'm on a new adventure and I know I'll have lots to share.
I'm off to see where we're going to look today. And to start on my lists...I'll have lots of lists of things to do, plants I want to take from the yard, etc., etc...