We're selling the house... hopefully have sold the house, as we are waiting for our solicitor and their solicitor to arrange the exchange of contracts. I'm just packing up boxes and trying to work out what possessions are worth storing and which should be donated to the charity shop - and which I can't do without even in the interim.
I am blessed and feel very lucky that I will have the money to buy a house, just not where I have lived for the past forty years. Having ties to places I can't afford to live, I have no ties to the places I can potentially live, which makes quite a wide area based on Zoopla's property heat map.
I'm looking at Clacton-on-sea and Walton on the Naze, at Lowestoft and King's Lynn. I'm not going to be in a position to make any offers until we have exchanged contracts and know the completion date on the sale, so I am a bit nervous about going on a trip next week to see what these places are like.
Not knowing where home will be, not knowing how long we will be in transit, or how long my possessions will be in storage, is tricky. I'm working on a list for the removal men, so that they can make an estimate of the cost.
I'd love to live by the sea. I've always yearned for the sound of waves and the ability to walk along the beach at sunrise or sunset. For this reason I am more inclined toward Lowestoft, Clacton and Walton. But then the transport links are pretty bad for my son who hs a girlfriend in Sheffield of all places.
I'm having to suspend knowing where home will be, and try to feel excited about the changes and how my life will be different. It's quite an odd feeling, not knowing where I will spend Christmas.