Saturday, September 2, 2006

It's Real

Once upon a time ... gosh, it was about twelve years ago ... I decided to leave the law firm at which I was employed and look for a new job.  I remember the day.  A couple of unpleasant things had happened at work that day, and, in my mind's eye, I saw an hourglass turn over.  I didn't know how much sand was in it, but I knew that when the sand ran out, I would be out of there.  Turns out, it took about four months.  But at that moment, that's when I knew that the decision to leave the firm was real and that I would be gone as soon as I'd found a better place.

I've been looking for a new house lately.  I've been thinking about selling the condo and buying a house since April.  I've been going to "open houses" for a few months, and I've had a real estate agent actually showing me stuff for about a month.  But even though, no contracts were signed -- nothing definite happened.

Today, after my agent took me to see a few more houses, I went to Home Depot and signed a contract to get my place recarpeted.  (It will cost a bit more than I'd initially thought -- because a roll of carpet is 12 feet wide and my living room is 12 1/2 feet wide -- but still.)  There will be new carpet in here in two or three weeks.

I called a handyman to make an appointment to fix all the other stuff that needs fixing before I put my place on the market.

Then, I went to the storage place and rented a storage locker.  I also bought some boxes.  Came home and packed up the first box of stuff.  Taped it shut.  Put it in my car to go into storage tomorrow.

And the hourglass turned over.


hewasolddog299 said...

Congrats on another milestone reached, m'dear. I'm looking forward to seeing what you choose for your new abode. Should make for an interesting ride -- hows
about some photos along the way with what you like and don't like?


helmswondermom said...

I like the visual of the hour glass.  I've had moments like that in my life, too, when you knew that something was inevitable.