Well, we thought we might be able to do some cruising this summer while we were staying on our boat during the time our house was on the market. Seemed like a good strategy to get out of the house so it would stay cleaned up and show better. But sometimes things don’t work out the way we plan.
Soon after we arrived in Anacortes, our Realtor called us with two offers on our house, and after our house had been on the market for less than a week. Wow. Didn’t expect things to happen so quickly. After many discussions with our Realtor over the following couple of weeks, we now have a signed sales agreement and our house is sold! Once the deal was firm, we packed up our car and returned to Bend to clear out our house and pack up our stuff to be out of the house before the closing date. Lots of work ahead!
Since our house sold so quickly, there hasn’t been time for us to find another house before we have to move out, and we have decided to put our furniture and household goods into storage and stay on our boat in Anacortes Marina while we look for another house. For now, we’re starting to pack, talking with movers and trying to locate mini-storage facilities. We aren’t even sure where we want to live! We may stay in Central Oregon, or perhaps we’ll return to Western Washington where we’ll be closer to our boat and the saltwater we love.
So, hectic times are ahead for us, and our life will be busy, tiring and up in the air for a while. After being in our house for 16-plus years, it’s going to be a big change for us. We’re not looking forward to all the packing and moving, but do look forward to the change. We may end up staying on our boat for a little while (or a long while!), but that’s okay! We like living on our boat, and it will give us plenty of time to find a house we like.
It’s going to be a rather busy few weeks as our house sale closes in late September. Don’t know if we’ll have enough energy for late season cruising in October, but anything’s possible!