|Our summer home location|
The other day we met a co-worker for the first time, a very bubbly lady. Someone who either brings a smile to your face because of her joviality or who makes you wish you were ending the conversation instead of beginning it. We, for two, were caught up in it.
She couldn't have been more appreciative of a small chore we did for her and brought us an ice cappuccino on a beautiful day as a thank you. Upon leaving, the conversation rolled around to our retirement dates, as it often does. (Perhaps it is hard to keep the smile off our faces too?) Many people in this large company know me by name only in an email usually. After all, I have been in this same position for coming up 33 years! People talk amongst themselves and when my name comes up so does my pending departure to the Board.
Back to the story. As Jackie left our warehouse with her parcels and this conversation brewing, she asked what will we do when our house sells? When I said the words to her "as of April 20 we will be living in our 5th wheel rv full-time" you'd think I had just handed her a million bucks! Her eyes grew large, she laughed and spread her arms and for a minute we thought she was going to take off right then and there.....you know like in flight!?
Often this is the reaction, people cannot believe it and they are envious of our opportunity. Some have camped in an earlier time of their life and remember the great memories they have had. Others fantasize about the ability to pull up stakes and move on and explore the world. We've never heard any negative comments, so even though there are those who would never sell their home, they don't rain on our parade.
Sometimes I have to hear myself or Bill say the words to believe that it is happening to us but ready or not as of yesterday at 3:45 pm, our house has SOLD and we are beginning a whole new version of fun.
With our hair standing on end at times, I'm sure, our nerves taut to the core, no doubt, our hearts in our chests just pounding and a pinch here and there to test for reality, we can only say to others "be careful what you wish for, because if you want it bad enough, you can make it come true!"
|Last summer toasting to our Full-Timing futures|
|Miracles are happening in our world right now|
You can check out my hubby's short post on the process of our sale if you haven't already at his blog On Our Way Bill has summed it up nicely. Such inner containment! I know he was just bursting with joy when he wrote it.