For all you nail biters out there (us included), the house closed today at 4:30 EST. We are now officially houseless. Sometimes it felt like we'd never see this day come. Now that it's behind us, we've spent the evening making a big dent in stowin' and throwin' the "stuff".
We've come at it with a new angle, we don't need more than two of most anything. We filled another big bag of giveaway things to drop off at the Salvation Army donation center and a couple of bigger bags at the dumpster. After the drop offs, we'll actually have room to sit, lay down and most importantly, see out of the windshield to drive.
A couple of busy last days lie ahead. Tomorrow we have a follow up eye appointment for Marti. We're also going to stop in at my old agency headquarters and get fingerprinted for our application to Sowers. They require a complete background check before they'll accept you to do volunteer building projects for them. We plan on doing one or two a year, to give back (or pay it forward).
I have to run by our Honda dealer and get a trade in price on Marti's car. We no longer need the Accord, I had it appraised at Car Max and they offered to buy it at a fairly low price. After the dealer gives me a price, I'll know if we're going to sell the car to Car Max. I have a friend that would sell it for us, but it could be a long time in selling and it may be best to just let it go.
Tomorrow night is Marti's retirement party. So far the guest list has topped 100. Her staff is going all out and it should be quite a shin dig. She deserves a nice send off, she put her heart and soul into her facility and staff and has already received some heart warming cards from some of the staff thanking her for her time spent with them.
I've gotten the final insurance quotes from Milers, thank you all for your suggestions and help. I'm amazed that my current company, Nationwide couldn't be bothered to even return repeated phone calls. So I'm taking my money where I'll get service.
We've stopped for the evening, we are now relaxing, listening to Christmas music and enjoying each other's company. We're looking forward to many more times like this.
Thanks to all our blogging friends and RV "family" for all you kind words and encouragement as we struggled to get the house sold and reach this goal. Now that we're going to be on the road, we hope to visit many of you in person (as long as you won't be embarrassed to be seen in public with us! ;c)