Owning less: shit’s about to get real

Y’all know we started looking at buying a new RV earlier this year (click to revisit our adventures at the Austin RV Expo, and at the Houston RV Show Day 1 & Day 2), which involved a lot of shopping and gazillions of questions, but then we got an offer on our Texas house, and pulled back a bit to deal with that.

After we closed on the sale early in March, we picked up the RV research again, narrowed our criteria, and got as far as visiting a local lot to take one more look at the top contender before pulling the trigger.

And then the tenants in our Virginia house let us know that they’ll be moving out this summer.


Well that means…

… the time is right to sell that house too.

So now that Tim’s cleared his final surgical follow-up (that story’s here), and I’ve completed my semiannual obstacle course of mammogram-doctor-doctor-doctor to make quadruple-y sure that breast cancer is still staying away (which it is, and I’m good to go for another 6 months) we’re rolling out of here in the morning.

Sorry, Maps. Guess you haven't heard that Houston's under water, so we're not taking your preferred route.
Sorry, Maps. Guess you haven’t heard that Houston’s under water this week, so we’re not taking the southern route.

We expect to arrive in the Hampton Roads area on Sunday, with the intention of spending about a month on various fix-ups to prepare that house for Real Estate Show Time.

And that means we’re putting off the RV shopping. Again.

One house at a time, y’all.

One. House. At a time. 

1138 Manchester Avenue is a Craftsman style bungalow built in 1912. Four bedrooms, 3 full baths, detached garage, about 2400sf, great bones and lots of charm.
1138 Manchester Avenue in Norfolk is a Craftsman-style bungalow built in 1912.
It’s got 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, about 2400sf, a detached 1-car garage, great bones and lots of charm in highly desirable Larchmont, where neighbors become family from Day 1.

(If you or someone you know is into buying real estate before it hits the market, this would be a great time to open that discussion. Take a look at the house on Zillow or Trulia, and let’s talk.)

Other posts on this topic:

  1. Getting things started
  2. Bye, Lola.
  3. Coping Inappropriately
  4. Before & Afters

6 thoughts on “Owning less: shit’s about to get real

  1. Cute house. I had one very much like it in San Antonio. I’m so curious about your RV plan. Have fantasies about doing it myself.

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