We had a contract on Nancy’s Mom’s house and this week we had settlement. The fact that the buyer and realtor were 45 minutes late irked me, but settlement went off without a hitch. OK – one house down – one to go!
The end of December will be my last day of work. The fellow I work for is selling his company and the new owners are not going to keep some of us. Oh well, we were planning to retire by June…it’s just a little earlier for me. Nancy will continue to work at Home Depot until we sell the house. She has our medical benefits covered so that saves us some money. Since I turned 62 in November, I officially filed for Social Security this week. Another milestone!! I did it online so I expect to receive confirmation from them this coming week.
I also did some research about insurance and personal property tax for our future RV purchase. Based on Howard and Linda Payne’s experience with Miller Insurance, I gave them a call. They were very pleasant, professional and knowledgeable. They are going to email me quotes based on various states, namely: Texas, Florida and South Carolina.
Nancy and I also finished most of our Christmas shopping this weekend. We only have a couple of small items to purchase and we will be done for this year – WOW!! Nancy makes the lists and sets the agenda and I drive and pay… I think that role fits me perfectly ;o) We spent this afternoon wrapping presents and addressing cards.
Christmas gifts wrapped, packed and ready to go!!
Nancy has started preparing food for the holidays. She does a lot of cooking and then puts it in the freezer until we take it to Julie's for Christmas. I think her plan is to cook the turkey breasts tomorrow, so she had them defrosting.
She will also make the stuffing so there were bread cubes toasting in the oven or whatever cut up bread does in the oven?!?!
Yesterday, she made the best Christmas treat and got them in the freezer already… Philadelphia Sticky Buns are a special Christmas morning breakfast :o))
The Finished Product on Christmas morning -- YUM!!!
She also made a gooey German Butter Cake in case we don’t have enough sugar and calories for breakfast… I know it is a lot of work, but Nancy really enjoys preparing these once-a-year special treats for the family. She is really a good cook although she would not acknowledge that fact. Trust me – she is!!
When I think about the week, I realize we accomplished quite a bit – sold a house, filed for SS, bought a new cell phone & plan with Verizon, got the Christmas shopping and wrapping done, started the Christmas cooking, and made some progress toward full-timing research…
Now, we just need to
SELL ANOTHER HOUSE!!