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Anyone still out there…?

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Why Windsor…”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

Because I have an announcement to make!

After six months, 17 Open Houses, 35 private showings, three price reductions, one offer that collapsed due to financing, and countless days of frustration and discouragement, we finally have an accepted, unconditional offer on our house in Victoria and are going to Windsor!

happiness (2)The last few months have been an interesting learning experience, that’s for sure. I didn’t update this blog much at all throughout the homeselling process, because really, I spent so much time thinking and talking and complaining and despairing and analyzing the whole situation that I’d expended most of my emotional energy anytime I thought about writing a post! After a few frustrating starts, I decided to put the blog on hiatus until such time as I had something new to report, and now that that time has arrived, I am back and ready to go!

We were notified last night that all the conditions on the offer on our home in Victoria had been removed, and that we were now free to go forward with looking for a new home in Windsor. I spoke to our realtor in Windsor this morning, who will be lining up some places for us to see, and we’ll take a trip there next week to start the process. I’m so excited to finally be able to get on with following this dream!

The sale on our home in Victoria closes at the end of October, so we have a decent amount of time to find a new house in Windsor, pack up all our stuff and arrange for movers, and meet up with friends and family before we leave. It’ll be a busy and emotional time, for sure, but I’m up for the challenge. And in a way, we have the best of all worlds – time and space to breathe a bit, one more family Thanksgiving together, and a less expensive off-season move that happens after the heat of the summer and (hopefully) prior to the arrival of snow.

Welcome (back) to the continuing adventure!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.