Last week I asked Alison, my realtor,
Can I just move this summer
(with the for sale sign up)?
She said yes.
I spent a few days in Huntsville earlier this month. While there I applied to substitute teach for the fall and scouted out apartments.
I chose one which is not far from my family. It is a 1402 square feet apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen.
So when you come into the foyer of the four apartments in this building, two are upstairs and mine is at the right on the ground floor. I signed the lease for two years electronically.
Huntsville is colder than I have been used to in Florida, and so having the front door and the back door open to a foyer before you go outside is great. Also the front foyer has mail boxes!
I will like an eat-in kitchen where I can also put my upright freezer.
The complex has an exercise room, pool, and walking track for dogs. Maintenance is provided. Really more plusses than minuses.
Last week my water heater went out. Today I had a new water heater installed in my house. It might have waited until the house sold, but it didn't. When I move to an apartment, the landlord will take care of things like water heaters.
So what needs to happen for me to move to Huntsville? I have to do more packing and some downsizing especially of clothes. I have different sizes of clothing and need to settle on what to take. Also, I want to finish a quilt for the last grandchild of my husband before I move. I want to see people before I move.
I do not know how it will all happen--moving--but better to move at age 70 rather than be moved to a nursing home later with someone having to sell my house and sort through my junk. I am taking care of it myself.
Thanks for your prayers, folks.