Friday, March 16, 2007

BOUGHT-SOLD-QUIT-QUIT

OK, so my blog has been quiet.

Your's would be too if you'd had the same last three months I've had. Yes, I know you're busy and mine couldn't be worse. Nope, it's not worse...it's very, very good. (I swear I just heard Martha, lol.)

Wednesday evening we found out our contract was accepted for the house we wanted in Arizona. We were lucky enough to have re-offered the house that was taken off the market when we made our offer during the holidays. Yipee skippee. Want to know what quirky thing I love the best about the new place? lol...I have a grapefruit tree, an orange tree and a lemon tree. I'm in heaven, no?


Thursday we found out all the contingencies were dropped on the sale of our home here in Northern California. We sold in 8 days. Put it for sale on a Wednesday, had 60 people thru before the weekend. Had an Open House over the first weekend, 100 more came thru and a contract was written. In fact, 6 were written! We don't live in a palace, we live in a small tract home built in the 60's. It's a "California" thing, there is no flat market here.



Thursday afternoon dh put in his resignation of 22 years. I'm putting mine in today I think....we're off to semi-retirement. I don't want to stew over the weekend about giving my notice during my status meeting on Monday.

It's been alot of changes, but all for the good. We've managed to completely re-do and sell my condo 2 years ago and completely re-do and sell this house.

It's time for some US time...woo-hoo!!! Definately doing the happy dance on this one. Now back to QUILTING!!!

15 comments:

Gail said...

What wonderful news! I'm so glad things worked out so wellfor you. Now you just have to actually move everything....not fun, but once you are in your new place, you can heave a sigh of relief.

jettstream said...

And our children think their lives are exciting. You have had quite a whirlwind three years! Good for you. The way it's all dovetailing, it was meant to be.

Rian said...

How exciting! This is wonderful news, congratulations! Now you must make it up to us and blog all about your new adventure. We want to see the inside of the house, and follow you on your journey! YAY! I am so happy for you!

Leah S said...

Yum, fruit trees! I'm sure you'll be looking forward to winter, when they're ready to pick. :)

11 miles from Sprouts? Then it'll be easy to stop by! :) Are you planning to work in Arizona, or are you going to go "fully retired"?

Dorothy said...

Wa-HOOO! I'll be right over.

Holly said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! The house is beautiful as is all the foliage. When I lived in Long Beach my best friend had an avocado tree in her yard. Never had to buy avocados. Now comes the fun part - packing :)

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Congratulations to both you and your husband!

All of us said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time.

Erika said...

wOooo Whoooo!

You forgot to mention... you now have a POOL!

Tanya Brown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It seems that we're practically neighbors - and now you're moving! Well, I suppose I can have that effect on people sometimes. 8>)

The new house looks great. I can't wait to read about your adventures in moving and settling into the new place.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Exciting times ahead... congratulations to you and your husband! Life is Good!!

Nancy said...

I'm so excited for you. I look forward to the day I can announce my retirement. Just have to wait a few (15!) more years for that! I know you're going to be really busy over the next few months but don't forget to log in and give us updates.

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that things have worked out for you... We're both excited for you and your pending move to AZ!!

Obiequiltr said...

Hey, it's says I'm anonymous and you know I'm not!!

Obiequiltr

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I'm sure I'm not the first to welcome you to Arizona - WELCOME TO ARIZONA. You're gonna love it here! :-)