Our second week completed in our new rental home. It’s starting to feel real now. My husband and I both felt that first week and a half that we were walking around in a vacation rental….except that our furniture and things were in it.
The foreclosure recedes in to the background even though it’s not complete yet. The intense discussions about all the foreclosure stuff my husband and I had while still in the old house have become less frequent; I think being physically out of the place at issue has helped my soul tremendously. Where I was getting up and wandering around at 3:30 and 4:00 A.M. before our move, I am now sleeping until 7 or 7:30 on weekends and feeling rested again.
The kitchen is fully set up now with everything unpacked and in it’s place; that is a fabulous feeling and makes the move in complete in my mind. That and all of our books! It is absolutely amazing to me that our downsizing from a well over 2,000 square foot home to a 1,235 square foot home and half the bedrooms as before (2 now) has worked so well. The measuring tape is my new best friend. I was able to work a bookshelf in to the second bedroom that serves as office/den and it doesn’t look cramped.
There are exactly sixty days left in our “grace period” of final foreclosure until the old house goes to auction or becomes REO (real estate owned). It’s a good house that had all the upgrades and we had added patio space. The house was built in 2006 and we were the only occupants so it is new and in prime condition. The prices on the homes in that neighborhood that are now mostly foreclosures are damn good prices, so I truly pray that someone picks it up quickly. Good for the party buying it and good for us to get it off our back.
Back here at our new casita the finishing touch has been placed…a statue of the Virgin Mary that was my mother’s and somehow ended up in the garage at the old house, plopped down by the water heater where she stood guard over the years.
Our Lady of the Garage is in her new home now…by the water heater in the garage.