Well, it's over... we did it... the house is sold. It's been a long time in the making! It's like a huge weight lifted off our shoulders and now we can throw ourselves into making our dream a reality.
We have a rather short settlement with less than 6 weeks now. There is a lot to do in that time but it will keep us busy and focused. There's very little left to do up the road before the tenants move in. Mick's fixed up the fences, I have to hem all the curtains we bought and the heater/air conditioner has to be installed.
The next focus will be our temporary living arrangements. Mick will set up a shower and we have to buy a caravan. He also wants to paint and set up our living room in one of the offices but that doesn't have to be finished before we move there.
And finally the packing. Again. I've already packed so many boxes but that was a year ago and now it will start all over. How did we accumulate so much stuff? I'm starting this weekend!
There will be some negotiating with the new owner of our house - they want to buy some of the things we have on display in the yard and also some items in the house. We're happy to do that as it will be less for us to move. In fact when we were discussing this with the real estate agent late yesterday she said as she walked out the door "Would you sell me your kitchen dresser?".