Well, I certainly have a long "to do" list. And my finances are about to become topsy-turvy with no income but plenty of outgo. I will need to think about budgeting my money in a very different way.
So far, I have paid a $500 earnest money deposit, plus a processing fee of $12. I had to pay via DepositLink and there was no way to avoid the fee. That came directly from my checking account. I also paid $460 to the home inspection company along with an $18.17 processing fee because I used my credit card.
Around here, we have already begun parting with possessions. There is still plenty more to do on that front. The 5th wheel needs a few repairs which we have been putting off because repair work is a bit problematic. However, it goes in to the shop on August 9th. The repairs are expected to take a few weeks. We will have to move into the little travel trailer for that time. It needs a new door first. And, the bears completely ruined the fridge. The door will not latch closed and all of the interior shelves and brackets were ripped out. So we will have a place to sleep and a roof over our heads, but not much else. It will just be for a short time, though.
This past Friday I took a half day vacation and went down to the valley. A girlfriend who is 42 and expecting her first baby was having a baby shower. It was wonderful to see her and her mother and sister, niece and nephew. There were other guests but I did not know a one of them! Still, I had a very nice time. They were all lovely. It was a great opportunity to see her in person and let her know that I am moving even further away. After the shower, I went to my mom's house and spent the night. We played cards in the morning and I left around noon to return home.