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Happy 1st Birthday to this Blog

December 14th, 2020 at 05:07 am

Hard to believe that this version of my blog rebooted on December 10th of last year.  

It's been a busy year, aside from Covid.

I was fortunate to travel to Southern California in February, March, and October.  It is the place where I feel I live my best and happiest life; not sure exactly why. Probably has something to do with relief from SADD, love of the Pacific Ocean, and the general lifestyle in the Laguna Beach area.

It was definitely a year of accomplishing things and I generally suffer from analysis paralysis and can't get much of anything done in a timely fashion.   Most of my life plans were derailed or put on the back burner for a series of justified reasons: a cancer diagnosis for my SO, managing my daughter's modeling career when she was a minor, etc.

We've managed to downsize to a townhome in our preferred location.  We paid cash and liquidated all of our assets, also those of our children in a bold move.  (We are paying them back plus interest).  So since September it's been living on a prayer and our finances are all smoke and mirrors.

That being said, we are under contract now with an offer on the primary residence.  I am thankful that I was a bit of procrastinator and didn't rush to a price reduction as my realtor suggested.  It's been on the market for 60 days.  Sale price was $15K less than asking price with a very short escrow.  I don't think the reality of life without the mortgage monkey on our backs has sunk in.

I remain thankful for the health of my family, my now smaller but full house with all the young adults/teens here (22/21/18/16).  Looking forward to a much brighter 2021 for all of us.


3 Responses to “Happy 1st Birthday to this Blog”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Happy reboot-iversary!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    So happy for you that you have relocated into the townhouse you wanted. Hope the sale of the house goes through. It's good to hear from you.

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Congratulations on selling the house! Woot woot! amazing work and very inspiring to be debt free!

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