We lived in our home in Ohio for about 30 years. We raised our family, entertained tons of wonderful friends, laughed, cried, celebrated milestones and just lived life there. Four years ago, we moved to Nashville. We rented a home for two years, built our first home ever and now we are moving again.
As you may know, we bought in a "55 and older Del Webb community." Promoted as an active lifestyle community, it just ain't us. I am no where near retirement, so as of mid July I've been to the pool 3 times. Long story short, our HOA fee has increased $100.00 a month in the last two years, so we decided to sell our home. The Lord turned this into a huge blessing! Our house sold for cash in a little over a week and we've found a new place to call home!
So, Friday August 1st we will close on both homes. Pack up that afternoon and Saturday morning, we will drive 7 miles to our new place. The house is about 10 years old, has a nice little fenced in back yard and a very open design. We will be able to entertain friends again without restrictions. You can park in the yard, we don't care. You won't need to go through any gates, just drive on up. We love to sit by a fire in the evening, so I'm building a fire pit. It's the little things right?
We are thankful, but it's now the home stretch. Marlene is packing up boxes and there is much to do. Hopefully it will all come together and the move will go smoothly. We hope to see you soon in our new place, drink a cup of coffee and share some conversation about our lives. And if you find yourself with nothing to do on Saturday morning August 1, come on by and carry a few boxes. We'll have donuts and coffee ready for you. :)