Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In the holding pattern

It's good to feel patience at this point, in this holding pattern.  I don't mind being here and I've been known to be impatient.  Would I like an offer on my house now?  Sure!  Would I like to place, and have accepted, an offer on the boat of our dreams?  You bet!  The thing is, we are in a good place right now and we don't feel rushed.  We aren't trying to buy and moor a boat while we still own the home so we aren't over extended.  We aren't rushed in any of this process so far and it feels really really good.

The home has only been on the market for two weeks and, even though the broker has made mention of a price reduction, we aren't ready to do that.  Why?  Because only about 20 people have toured the house. It's priced fairly and it's a very nice place.  I just know that, if enough people see it, someone will walk in and love it.  It will happen. We will get a good offer and we will walk away with what we need.

Our boat broker is keeping an eye out and letting us know about possible boats.  She is understanding that we are in a holding pattern and we don't expect her to be jumping through any hoops right now.  All is good on that front.

The shedding of stuff is going well. Two scooters, a couple guitars, a car, some electronics, books, and all the bicycles have put a good chunk of cash in the bank.  It's a good start.  Still, two motorcycles and a few other items to go.  Then, when the house sells, the huge estate sale (not run or managed by us) to finish the deal.

Until then, we look at boats.  We schedule day sails at the Center for Wooden Boats.  I investigate what it takes (time or money) to recondition and recalk a teak deck, should we find a boat that suits our needs that is so equipped.  Clarity is manifesting itself on just what kind of boat we want.   More and more we are visualizing what would work for us.  We keep talking our dream and speaking with our friends about it.

There is a sail on the horizon.  It's our boat.  It just hasn't come to port yet.

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy to be on this journey with you.