Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ch - Ch - Changes

Hello, friends. My blogging break continues, but I wanted to pop in with a quick life update. There's a lot happening this summer, though little of it relates to books...

For the past several years I've been lamenting that fact that we're upside down when it comes to real estate - a big house in central NY where we now spend only summers and holidays, and a small one in FL, which has become our primary residence. This past spring we decided the time had come to sell our NY home. After some intensive prep work, we listed the house in mid-July. To our surprise, we received an offer four days later, and reached a final agreement the following day.

Since then we've been preparing to right-size (I don't like the term down-sizing) - furniture, clothing, so much stuff! Our plan is to move in with my parents shortly after Labor Day as we continue to empty the house in preparation for an early October closing.

Once we're back in Florida, we will look for a house that's larger than the one we currently own, but much smaller than the one we're leaving in NY.

Most of my mental space these days is occupied with planning, logistics, and a healthy dose of nostalgia. I'm very excited about the move and know it's the right thing to do, but it's still bittersweet. You would not believe the things I've saved over the years! We've lived in our home for nearly 27 years and in this town for 31 years...

As you might expect, I haven't been reading much of anything - just 2 books since the beginning of July. I don't see that changing for the next couple of months, so will just post occasional updates here.  I'm still on Instagram, will keep my goodreads page updated, and will also read and comment on your blogs as time allows.

It's going to be an exciting few months!


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