We accepted their counter offer on the house. There isn't much we could do about it since the house hasn't been on the market even a month yet. What's a few grand in the big scheme of things anyway? Plus, some of the acreage (alone) with no house costs more than we are paying. I think it will be a good investment for us. But, as I said earlier, there are still a lot of hoops to jump through.
And, in order to simplify our lives, we will have to do some brain storming and go with the flow of CHANGE. Change never comes easily. It rocks your boat a bit. But, I think we can do it and I think we will be happy in Happy Valley :0) I know it is a much healthier climate, cooler with humidity from the water close by.
Hoping we can let go of most of the 30 years of "stuff" we have accumulated. It would be so nice to simplify our lives. I like the fact that we are just a few miles from the town center of Sequim. I love all of the hanging baskets of flowers that line the town streets. We will have more than enough hiking trails to discover, especially on the Discovery Trail which is 100's of miles, right by the house. They have a nice medical center in town and a level 3 trauma hospital in Port Angeles and if Seattle is needed, it's not that far away.
I know Wayne loves to fish and he will be minutes from the water. I would still like to trial my dogs, but if I don't, it won't be the end of my world. I have lots of other activities I like to do. But, of course, I will investigate the one sheep ranch I saw just around the corner from us :0)
I think the hardest part is uprooting from our places of employment. One might think we are stupid to do this at our age or maybe one may think of it as courageous. Don't know. I just know that I think it is time for a change. Financially, it would be much better to stay put here in Green Valley. But, I am still having nightmares about the Powerhouse fire :0(
Thankfully my California RN license can transfer to Washington state by endorsement, lots of forms and fees. But, still easier than making me retest as I would have to do in some of the other states.
You know what I really hope? I hope by moving I can get rid of all of the sales calls. OMG If one more person calls me and asks if they could remodel something at our home, I'll strangle myself. They are relentless.
Lots of details to work out. What will be, will be. Meant to be or not meant to be. Things have a way of working out. I'm not too worried (yet). I'll let Wayne do the worrying. I'm just happy to get up in the morning. Onward and upward :0)