I am focused this year on being even more intentional than usual in my daily life while continuing to appreciate the present.
The big question to answer with this move and any potential home is "Do we think we would be happier in that location and home over the next 15 years than we would be here?" One never knows for sure but we think the answer to the location at least is yes. Now to decide about a specific house.
We have selected a realtor near Berkeley and our son has screened two houses for us by doing extensive tours. Hubby is flying up on Tuesday to meet with the realtor and carefully view a house we are quite interested in.
The main living space would be smaller than what we have now but there is somewhat usable finished basement space although the ceiling is lower than upstairs. Nice little yard, flat area that is very walkable to stores, restaurants and just to walk. Only a mile from our son's home.
This may happen sooner rather than later although it is hard to gauge how competitive the market is there right now. Right now I'm alternating between excited, hopeful and having second thoughts!!!
3 workout sessions. Miles walked outside was less than last week due to major storms moving through although the pup and I slogged through the downpours and puddles as necessary.
I have successfully stopped taking over the counter allergy medicine every day which was a habit. Waiting for sneezing weather to start again.
The hopefully last of the plumbing work on this house is to be done on Monday. Then we will have to get the hole in the bedroom wall fixed. At least everything working well is a selling point!
Decluttering and upgrading status: 14 kitchen cupboards and 7 kitchen drawers done. Just 3 cupboards left and then on to cleaning the appliances, skylight, floor and laundry area
YTD: 44 items decluttered and 9 replaced with upgrades