Last week I wrote about buying an RV with my husband and heading out on a grand wandering adventure around the southern US for the early part of winter before we settled into Bend for good. As the universe would have it, right as we were about to leave on said adventure, our real estate agent told us about a house that fir our criteria. We had looked at quite a few homes already and weren’t expecting this one to be any different. But from the moment we walked around outside, then stepped into it, we knew this one would work. The price on it had just dropped $20,000 and with it being a seller’s market here, we knew that we needed to jump on it if we were seriously interested. We made an offer the next day.
Then we waited. Oh the waiting to find out if the house you really want might be yours!!
And we aren’t technically homeless; we’ve got the RV. But we aren’t practiced at living in it on a day-to-day basis yet. We couldn’t really go anywhere in it since we need to be within cell phone range for that special phone call.
We were kind of stuck. We had done our laundry by noon and completed anything we needed internet access for. Now what?
I suggested we head to a park downtown on the Deschutes River and have a picnic lunch. We still had 5 hours of waiting until the deadline of 5pm for the sellers to respond to our offer.
And what a fabulous decision it was. It is a gorgeous spot. Imagine 70 degrees, sunshine, a light breeze, with squirrels running from tree to tree, birds singing, ducks quacking, people strolling by with kids, dogs, or alone. It’s one of those places where you can sit, read, ponder, reflect, listen, play Frisbee, sleep, whatever.
I visualized what it would be like to live in that house we were hoping to buy. Cooking in the kitchen, sitting on the deck.
Then, at about 3pm, the phone rang. It was our agent. He said our offer had been accepted. I sighed deeply. Trying to find a home that you can make work for your lifestyle in your price range is no easy feat.
What I realized is that waiting doesn’t have to be so hard. There are times in life where you cannot do anything but wait. It’s what you do while you wait that matters.
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