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Sunday, May 13, 2012

For Sale

We land in California and are greeted by family. Having had contact by email only for the past 5 months, we are excited for this reunion and to hear the voices of loved ones. We spend a few days together, swapping stories and catching up on life, before hitting the road for Wisconsin; our final destination.

During our 3 day road trip, we make 2 firm decisions in regard to our upcoming move. We will drive our van to Mexico and take only our favorite, can't live without belongings, that will fit in the back of the van. We agree to sell everything else, rather than pull a trailer or ship goods by cargo. I know this sounds crazy, but once you get over the emotional hump, it is actually liberating to let go of material items. Though sentiment makes for indecision. We had to have 3 Garage/ Moving Sales before we could part with all of our relics. I just don't understand why someone would not want a fushia colored sports jacket from the 70's or cobalt blue parachute pants, for when you feel like dancing MC Hammer style!

The house is officially on the market. The sign is planted in the front lawn as well as a statue of St. Joseph, to guide the right buyer to our home. We hoped for a quick sale. Unfortunately, 4 weeks after posting our sign, the U.S. economy began showing signs of struggle. This was just the beginning of what would be a continuous downward spiral. Fourteen long months will pass, before the house is sold. Looking back, we feel very fortunate with our outcome........

La Senora

1 comment:

  1. We're enjoying reading your journey, La Senora y Senor Jim.
    Abrazos, H & N