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Sold.

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

A view of the lower part of my backyard on the river.
A view of the lower part of my backyard on the river.

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.

A view of the lower part of my backyard on the river at night.
A view of the lower part of my backyard on the river at night.

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.

The last photo of my boy 'Storm' before his departure.
The last photo of my boy ‘Storm’ before his departure.

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.

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On the Market.

A before photo of the jungle I returned to.
A before photo of the jungle I returned to.

It has been 3 weeks since I decided to sell my house and have see a few agents to get an appraisal of my home. I signed the paper

work for the house sale and I have thrown out so much rubbish and trimmed the garden, I have even managed to complete a few projects that have been 90% finished for years.

Now to clean out the clutter from the inside of

A photo of my backyard looking clean and tidy.
A photo of my backyard looking clean and tidy.

the house, I have 8 weeks before the auction and lots of clutter and stuff to get rid of and pack. I also have 2 cats that I need to do something with. This is a big issue for me as I do not want to disturb them or get rid of them. I hope that the universe sends gives me an answer.

Looking forward to the end of this chapter.

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