Our decision to move to be closer to our grandchildren is final, and we have finally agreed on the house we want. Ironically, it is the very first house we looked at when we were beginning to think about moving! We looked at several others that were newer and more glamorous than this one, but ruled them out for one reason or another: too far away from our son's house, too many steps for our aging backs and knees, not enough room inside or outside, one we really liked was taken off the market, one was beautiful but structurally unsound.
This one is not especially beautiful outside, but is very nice inside and fits all our needs. I can envision where we will place our furniture, and where the grandchildren will play!
So, the process will begin very soon. I have already begun throwing away old magazines and papers (or recycling), giving away books I will never read or read again, giving unwanted items to thrift stores. We may or may not have a garage sale, probably not.
We'll miss our friends and our church here, but I'm sure we'll be happy there once we get settled in.
Update: Closing date is set for April 29!