Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Big Decision

Last week we visited a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in downtown Columbia.  Remember that walk we took on Sunday the 28th?  Well one thing led to another and we really liked the location of the CCRC - walking distance of Whole Foods, restaurants, library, and other shopping.  


Friday I called a realtor and by Saturday afternoon we had signed the papers to sell our house!  We meet a second time with the CCRC on Tuesday and will know more then whether we have a long wait to get the apartment floor plan we would like.  If this house sells quickly we will have an interim move in our future, even in the interim we can take advantage of the activities at the CCRC.

Now until March 31st when the listing goes live I have major staging to do.  A stager will come later this week to walk through the house with me.  I already know all my family photos have to go and have started that process.  Packing and downsizing to move will come once the house sells.  And there will be a lot of downsizing involved!

Thankfully I have this blog that has chronicled this lovely house and property.  New adventures, new hobbies, new friends await us but we will not be saying good bye to old friends because we are only moving 10 miles south.  Closer in fact to some of them!



6 comments:

Jenny Rottinger said...

WoW, that is a big decision! It's sad that you won't have your lovely property and garden, but nice that your home will be very easy to maintain and walking distance to everything.

Margaret Adamson said...

Iamsure you have made the right decision Marcia.

1st Man said...

Wow! How exciting for you I know it's a major decision and so so much to do but I'm happy for your new adventures!! And that beautiful house should sell in a heartbeat!!

Kay said...

I'm really excited for you! I LOVE it that you're within walking distance to all those convenient places.

Tom said...

wow, what a BIG step!

Latane Barton said...

Oh, Babe, I know what a decision that was... to leave your home but wow, just look at what's ahead. I am so excited for you. I have loved living in my 55+ apartment. Four of us gals get together a couple times a month... we talk about everybody. hehe. Just kidding.. well, maybe not. But, it's so nice to be close to shopping and people and we need that as we get a wee bit older. Best of luck. I will be watching for each new post about your new adventure.

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