As of May 22nd, I now own my (1st?) home for retirement. I’m very happy that I got here, after the delays caused by the unfortunate death of the previous owner, I wasn’t completely sure that I’d get across this particular finish line. But we did.
As with a number of steps in this process, it bought up a lot of mixed feeelings for me. Happiness that I’m going to have somewhere to stay and that the cats won’t need to go to a cattery on their arrival in Heathrow. Sadness that I’m leaving San Francisco and some of the happiest times of my life and best people in the world. Excited for the new adventures ahead of me and a little scared of what the future will bring.