Well it is time for the Auction. I have at least 3 serious potential buyers for the house; they have been to all the inspections and have had their own
pest and building inspections done. I am not sure whether to go to the auction or not, my agent says I should but what will I gain? I decide to go and watch the auction and see how the bidding goes. I was interesting to observe. I had a figure which I wanted, I knew it was a little high but there is no harm in wishing, I also had a realistic figure in mind. It took about 6 minutes with a few pauses for silence and some discussion amongst the bidders and finally the hammer dropped. I did not get what I wished for but I know I sold the house for a realistic value and a win-win for the new owner and I.
Now the final move starts. There is not too much to move. Although I am happy for the sale I feel a little down, a little like, I failed. I spent nearly 16 years designing and building my greatest art work and I never fully completed it. This is not necessarily bad as life goes on and changes and so do our plans. I am glad it is over and I get to put a full stop at the end of this chapter which feels like it has dragged on for a few years to many. I know that in the big picture this is the best thing I have done for a long time.
I have a few weeks to go before I move out now I have been worried about my boy ‘Storm’ he is precious to me and I have no home for him.
The universe gave me that answer. I returned home from work one evening to find he had been extremely sick, I slept with him that night to keep him warm and the next morning I was woken to him struggling to walk. I took him to the vet for a checkup but was told the worst. Although I had no home for him I did not want to lose him, I had to make the decision to have him euthanized. I was devastated. I guess he decided he did not want a new home. Taking him home I buried him in his favorite part of the garden on the river’s edge. All I could do was curl into a ball and cry.