Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Big Change For Jim And Linda Part 4

DeBary, FL.

61 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Jim called Nancy about 10:00 yesterday morning and asked if she had been able to contact Emily. She said that she had not because Emily was gone for the weekend, but would contact her and get back to him right after lunch.

About 12:30 Nancy called back and said that she had talked to Emily and had the answers to some of the questions that Jim and Linda had about the house. So, around 1:00 Jim and Linda took CLT and headed over there.

After talking to Nancy for a little while and telling Nancy that they felt the price of the home was still too high, they all headed over to the house to check out the items that Jim and Linda wanted to see again. While Jim and Linda were checking things out, Nancy talked to Emily and was able to get the price reduced more.

Oh, this time, Jim took his camera along and took a bunch of photos of the house. The photo below is the first one I've seen and is of the front of the house, taken from across the street.

It looks pretty nice to me and CLT said that he felt nice and comfortable in the carport. : )

Don't forget, you can click on the photo to enlarge if if you want.

After their inspection and talking to Emily for awhile, Jim, Linda and Nancy headed back to the office. After talking to Nancy for awhile and asking even more questions, Jim and Linda told Nancy they they would accept the new price and buy the home.

So,  ,  ,  ,  unless something very unforeseen happens, around the 1st of February, Jim and Linda will be the proud owners of a 44 foot long, 48 foot wide, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, double wide manufactured home!!!!

Now, I know many of you have a lot of questions. I'll try to cover most of them in future posts. One of the main questions that I've been asked already is, "Are Jim and Linda going to hang up the keys?"

The short answer to that question is "NO"!!!! In fact they still have plans to head up to VA and NC to see the boys this spring, Spend a good part of the summer in Rantoul, IL and go to the Family Reunion in WI in July. Then the plan is to stay at Rantoul until sometime in September, before heading East and then South for the winter.

Just like they normally would.

They plan is to stay in the home while they are in Florida for the winter but still travel during the summer months when it's very hot in Florida.

Jim says that there's still things he and Linda want to see and do!! ; )

A Point to Ponder : Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.


  1. Congratulations, you two. We wish you many happy years in your new home. We're "fixinto" settle into the same pattern at Rainbow Plantation. We'll close on our property on the 23rd and will take possession on the 1st.

  2. Whew! I am so glad to hear that you still plan on traveling at least part of the time :) Congratulations on the new (to you) house!

  3. Congratulations to Jim and Linda!!! And really glad to hear that they they're not going to hang up the keys quite yet.

  4. It sounds like a wonderful plan, travel when you want to and stay put when you don't..... And a place to store some of your stuff that you wouldn't need to haul around all the time... Like the Christmas stuff... And so on..... Congratulations...


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