Sunday, May 29, 2011

Productive Weekend and I Did Not Cry

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

My eyes welled up and my nose got a bit sniffley, but I did not shed a tear.  I guess I need to back up a bit.  It was a very busy weekend.  We’ve just about finished with the paint touchups and yard cleanup so the house will look great next week when it finally goes on the market.

We had put the waverunners on Craigslist about a month ago and had not had any interest until Thursday.  A guy contacted us and I called him back that evening.  It turns out that he has a slightly older Yamaha and his brother is interested in buying a pair for his family.  They both work in law enforcement in another town nearby.  They came to our house on Saturday to check them out, and they seemed to like them but didn’t make a commitment at that time.  I told them that I was going to repost it at a lower price but he was still hesitant.  I was ready to sell them.  Well, 10 seconds after Gin posted it Saturday night, Eric called me to say that he and his wife talked it over and agreed to buy them.  A verbal commitment is a relief to me.  We’ll take care of the details this week.

Remember the Miata?  I just couldn’t bring myself to put it on Craigslist until Saturday night.  Gin posted it after I made the deal on the waverunners and in less than 2 hours, it was sold (verbally).  Brian came out here this afternoon with his “20 something” son and gave me a check but mostly, cash.  Since he lives quite a distance away,  he was ready to drive it home.  I felt comfortable with this and once again, we will work out the details during the week.  I asked Gin if we should get the camera for a photo with the new owner driving away, and she thought it was best to remember her as ours.

Since I started the day by washing the Miata one last time, I ended the day by washing the Suki.  It was kind of my way of mourning.  We had that car for 16 years and we took good care of her.  She will be missed.  Brian said that he could tell that she was special just by talking with me on the phone last night.  I think the car is going to a good home so I’ll get over it.  It’s a huge step towards our goal of fulltiming.

I want to welcome the latest followers at this time. Karin is retired and moved to Tucsan from Indianapolis.  She’s looking forward to fulltiming in 16 months.  Phil has a great way to tell his stories.  We met him at the RV-Dreams Rally in April.  I look forward to checking in on them occasionally.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Nancy and Bill said...

WOW!! If we don't sell this place furnished, I am going to contract you two to come and Craig's List our stuff ;o))

Sure seems that everything is falling into place. Hope the house sells just as nicely!!

Debbie Goode said...

I remember those is hard to let go, but in the end it is so worth it!

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Congrats on getting them sold. Catherine's car goes today. She may cry.

Laurie and George said...

You guys are getting closer. Lots of emotions tied into all this stuff.

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

BIG steps! are really getting there ;)

Mike and Terri said...

Gosh -- you almost made ME shed a tear! It's amazing how emotional we get with our stuff.

Sherry said...

Wow Congratulations on your sales. I knew that Miata would sell in a heartbeat. Hope the "20 something" will take as good care of it as you did. Not sure I could have sold her if I'd been you. I would have been scheming about how to do bikes, yaks and Miata. :-)))

I know the house will go just as quickly. You guys are practically out here. 62 days!


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I'm having trouble letting go of the World Book Encyclopedias I bought for my kids back in 1989. I loved reading through World Books as a kid, spent many an hour pouring over the pages.

My kids used them for their schoolwork when they were growing up, it was a real struggle for us to buy them back then when we made such a little income.

Our Estate Sale rep said they are worthless today, with everything on line, nobody will buy them.

I can't bring myself to throw them away, so they're still sitting in the basement. Not tears yet...

Sent an email to the realtor, the new kitchen floor goes in tomorrow and we want to get the house on the market ASAP. Almost ready!