Thank you all for your replies and support! It means a lot!
Dave, your post really hit home and reminded me what life is all about and to not hold out for that perfect offer. I have had my own days of knowing what it is like when your health
is failing. I was very sick for six months, not functioning, and was not getting the proper diagnosis or treatment that I needed, which then meant it literally took me a year and a half of treatment to get better, and then a subsequent other year and a half to get my life back. I remember in those worst days, thinking someone could hand me a million dollars and it wouldn't matter...if you don't have your health
, you have literally lost
It is amazing though after going through that hell how now that I have had two years of good health and great life, how soon I forget, and fall back on my old conditioning.
Being the daughter of a career realtor who was in the business close to forty years, it is tough to not look at real estate as investment and return, even in this economy. The first house Chris and I purchased way back when we bought for 135,000 and we sold it two years later to move for career advancement...we made a little money
...but it sure hurt to realize it sold again four years ago for 450,000!
However, I cannot trade
the experience and friends we met in New England
after our move.
So, thanks for reminding me that as I tell my Mom frequently, "This is the game
of 'LIFE' not 'Monopoly'" because it seems she was always purchasing
investment property before the big fall....
Thank you all for the reminder that a boat can be a most glorious and graceful home!
Yesterday was slow. It is kind of sad that while everyone bi*&(#@ and moans about utility bills, that only three showed up on this "Green Home Tour" that was sponsored by the community college. It is encouraging however that one of the people was a student learning
how to build homes equipped with sustainable energy features. So there is hope that soon the technology in our home may be the norm...
Take care everyone!