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Well, I Did It - I Moved - Woohoo!

Sunday, August 12, 2012



Hi friends,

My last blog was back in May and at that time I was on the fence about selling my house and moving into an apartment.

Well, after a lot of soul-searching and praying, I decided that to sell the house and move into a nice apartment would be good for me.

I looked at many apartment buildings and most of them just didn't have the right "feel" to them. It's hard to explain, but I needed to have a "warm and fuzzy" feeling and I wasn't getting that.

In May, a good friend of mine suggested I look at a particular building although I knew that there are hardly ever any apartments that come up there. But, I called the manager and he said that there would be a two bedroom suite available on July 31. I asked him if I could see it and so I looked at it and he also showed me his and his wife's place and they were beautiful. I really felt right at home. Yep, that "warm and fuzzy" feeling was there.

I applied for the suite and was accepted and I never looked back. I met with my real estate agent, we made a list of things that should be done to spruce up the house, settled on a listing price and in July we put it on the market. July is terrible for real estate sales and I had no showings at all, but so far in August there has been a lot of interest in the place and I know it will be sold soon.

Meanwhile, over the past couple of weeks I have been moving stuff from there to here. Yes, HERE! I am now all moved in. It's a beautiful space in the downtown area within walking distance to everything. It's very quiet and the neighbours I have met so far are fabulous.

I know God listened when I prayed for guidance. I know He (through my friend) pointed me here. He is great! I've been sleeping here now for a week and it so feels like home. I love it. With the indoor parking I know I will really enjoy it during our winter months.

I want to thank all of you for giving me your thoughts about my dilemma back in May (and even earlier really).

Thank you all and have a blessed day!
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STEVENGO2 8/20/2012 11:16AM

    I know I gave advice not to move, but from reading this blog I see you have made the right move, congrats. I have lived in the same apartment for 7 years. In the past two years a shopping center opened up within 15 minute walking distance. It is great to get in a great walking exercise while getting my shopping done. At this center there is a grocery store, a book store, a haircut place, a movie theater, a cell phone store, my new bank and 4-5 different restaurants, SO convenient. I live on a one floor flat and have a washing and dryer machines. Also maintenance here is awesome! When I call with a problem they are here within a day or two to fix the problem! They also are great with the ground keeping. Also here there is a small gym, tennis courts, a basketball court and racket ball court. I do not have a car, but I do not need one. If I need a ride I have a driver who I pay decent amounts to get me where I am going. Tomorrow I will get my photo ID for college. The Sociology course starts September 4th. I am so looking forward to the course. I received the textbook last week and have already read the first chapter. Sociology relate to Economics, Sociology looks at how people act and relate, Economics looks at how people act with their resources. This course will be a valuable course for my degree in Economics!

I hope you continue with the warm and fuzzy feeling you have right now. I hope you get a good amount for your old house. Thank you for helping me set up my computer for my online courses, that was awesome of you to take the time and help me out! Also get some pics up on your new home if you can!



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INSH8P 8/15/2012 6:06AM

    What a beautiful account about a complex decision. Thanks to all who have offered you support and wisdom (including the great I am) during this period of transition.

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GENEVIE5 8/15/2012 5:29AM

    Sounds really nice! Good for you! Wishing you a quick house sale!

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NATPLUMMER 8/14/2012 12:53PM

    YAY!!! I'm glad you found a place you love!! I hope the house sells quickly.

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GRACEISENUF 8/13/2012 10:58PM

    Bob I hope you continue to feel "warm and fuzzy" in your new home for many years to come!

Congratulations on your new residence!



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FLEMIDG 8/13/2012 12:38AM

    Isn't God great? I know what you mean. God was with me to help me find this apartment as well. I am so happy here. I am so glad things worked out well for you and you found a wonderful new home. Good luck with the sale of your house. I am sure you will have no trouble selling it.

Darlene

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1CRAZYDOG 8/12/2012 9:22PM

  Awesome! So happy for you. Wishing you peace and joy in your new home.

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MJ7DM33 8/12/2012 8:36PM

  emoticon Enjoy your new home!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/12/2012 5:33PM

    It sounds like you made the right decision for you.

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SPEEDY143 8/12/2012 4:48PM

    emoticon I'm glad you took a leap of faith and are happy in doing so. And it's great to know you are feelin' that all important warm and fuzzy feeling... you'll put down roots much quicker that way emoticon Enjoy the freedom of less maintenance and have fun exploring your new area emoticon I'll pray for a successful sale of your house emoticon emoticon

emoticon Linda

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BABY_GIRL69 8/12/2012 4:25PM

    Well congrats on looking forward & not backwards. You gonna have to post pics for us...

God bless,

Dee

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/12/2012 12:45PM

    So glad you found a happy place to live. Enjoy!

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STEVENGO2 8/12/2012 12:30PM

    emoticon I am so happy for you that you took the time and it looks like you made an amazing choice. I hope your old house sells for a decent price. I hope you have good maintance where you are. Maintenance here in my apartment complex is excellent. I have lived in my apartment the past 7 or 8 years and as long as they let me, I will continue to live here. I have neighbors who respect my privacy which makes a heck of a difference. May God continue to aid you at all times in the decisions you make like this one!

Your friend,
Steven

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