Monday, March 15, 2021

Closing Day on the Ides of March

The Ides of March are upon us. I recall many a time that I have heard the word "Beware" used when speaking about Mar h 15th. I start the day off excited, not anticipating any negativity. Perhaps closing on this date is fitting. After all, we spent a long year of delays on both my homes. 

The rise of COVID-19 did its best to add stress into the mix of buying a new home and selling one. We faced many waiting periods. At first, we waited for travel bans to be lifted so we could travel to our new construction. We waited for construction materials, furniture, and appliances to arrive. We waited for buyers to decide if our Long Island house would be their final choice. Waiting is difficult when you wish your dream to materialize immediately.

Today, our closing finally occurred and in a small conference room, we eagerly signed all papers officially closing on our Long Island house. After some congratulations, visits to two different banks, we said our goodbys to our neighborhood and town. I ref;ected on our Long Island life filled with joys and sorrows. I felt the excitement of a new adventure but a bit of sadness for leaving  longtime friends but Long Island is a doable ride.

closing a door
one step forward
©CV, 2021

Just when we started to feel the relaxation of moving past another hurdle, a phone call comes in. My 14-month-old granddaughter was sent home from her day care school due to a high fever. "Could you please take care of Aurora  at our house the next couple of days?" The adventure begins before we even reach Virginia!

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  1. Congratulations on the closing ... hope the little one gets over the fever soon ... and the adventure that is beginning now will be long and wonderful!

    1. Hi, Diane. I join you as a Virginian now. Thanks for the well wishes for Aurora. I feel blessed to start a new journey and hope to see cherry blossoms bloom this season.

  2. I am sure today was bittersweet. I wish you much happiness in your new adventure making memories with your grandkid/s. I look forward to reading your future posts about life in VA.

  3. Congratulations, Carol. You have many years of memories to take with you...dome happy...some sad. All part of your Long Island life. As you move to your new home new experiences await you starting with caring for a sick granddaughter. Hope she gets well soon.

  4. Congratulations on closing. How exciting to start a new adventure and create new memories.

  5. I so admire that you have left behind 38 years of memories to start a whole new life in a new town, albeit with grandbabies! Here's to lots of wonderful adventures!