This summer I shared how long it took me to get DH on board with moving and downsizing. Even after he agreed somewhat reluctantly he was adamant he wasn't going to live in a "trailer court." Of course this was exactly where I wanted to be... not really a "trailer court" but a senior manufactured home park. Again it took months to change his mind. So this is our new home ...well it will be within the next few days as we just have to sign the final papers and get the keys. It is close to the senior center, the YMCA, doctors, a bus line. etc..
At first the plan was to sell the farm and then find a place to live. But I was afraid doing that could leave us not finding what we wanted when we sold. So I kept looking and when this home came up I wanted it. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a nice tiny yard and is in a quiet well maintained senior park. Now we can slowly move and sell the farm early spring. A more costly plan but we are assured of a home that fits our needs for our last years. It is move-in ready but even so there are many things I want to do so you will be seeing a lot of before/after pictures.
I'm anxiously watching the weather. I have about 100 plants dug and potted and ready to move to new house. It looks like the weather will hold through the weekend so I want to get the house signing done and the plants at least heeled before the ground freezes .. It will be a close call. Then I can relax a bit. If you wonder why the plants are so important it is because cooking and gardening are about the only stress free ways I have to pass the time now and having things from this garden will be so comforting.
My lovely DIL was here to help a few days last week. She was like a whirlwind and I was trying to make decisions as she went whizzing along.. We got all the window quilts down and all the hardware as well and took them to the huge machine at the laundry mat. We also dismantled all the furniture in the small bedroom upstairs, sorted lots of cupboards and cabinets. We kept DH busy hauling stuff for donation or recycling. She is going to come back later in spring to help me paint the kitchen cabinets in the new house.....