Housing matters

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Ten days until our lease of an apartment in California starts.

Thirty-something days until we hand over they keys to this house to the buyer we found.

Wait, maybe I should announce that with a bit more fanfare..




We didn’t even make a loss. Sure, alright, we didn’t make much money on it either, but to sell – in this market – in six months, without losing money.. It’s a rarity. People are positively envious.

And we’re mostly happy because it helps us leave everything behind and proceed on the road to owning less, to simplifying and to living life lightly. We start packing up our books today, have some possessions already ‘labeled’  for their new owners and will otherwise do a lot of donating, giving away and throwing out. It will be glorious. Life will be compacted into a trekking backpack and a  carry-on bag for each of us.

I can start planning for a goodbye party. And I can start fretting about the medical appointment that I have to undergo before I can go to my visa interview on June 25.


8 Responses to “Housing matters”

  1. 1 Sheryl May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Congratulations! Everything’s really starting to come together it sounds like. 🙂

    • 2 thesmittenimmigrant May 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      It really is! It’s a little intimidating, especially now I’m slowly starting to eye employment opportunities, but also very exhilarating.

      I just can’t get over how lucky we are that everything somes together so beautifully.

  2. 3 Tania Elizabeth May 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Congrats! That’s truly exciting!

  3. 5 Anne / eireann May 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    You have excellent karma my darling! YAY! For the selling of the house!

  4. 7 Theener May 27, 2013 at 4:26 am


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