Life is full of ups and downs. Reinventions are packed solid with them!
Selling a house I really like is definitely a down. The whole process is a pain, from getting it ready to sell to racing around cleaning for a showing and then vacating the house for however long it takes to show. There are ups, though, like when someone likes your house enough to make an offer on it! Yes, I got an offer in the first week on the market. After some back and forth, we came to an agreement. Then the inspections came (yes, this is a down coming). The inspector found some minimal evidence of termite activity. No big deal, right? You treat it and everyone’s happy. Well, not these buyers. They bolted (big down). I suspect they were having cold feet about buying more house than they had any business buying and used it as a excuse to get out of the deal. So, I’m back on the market.
On the other hand, having the time to do volunteer work is a huge up. I’m having the time of my life working at the wildlife rehab clinics! It’s the best job I’ve ever had and it costs me money to do it. I learn something every time I’m there and I’m dusting off a lot of really rusty vet tech skills. I love working with the babies. Baby raccoons really are the cutest, most curious and comical critters I’ve ever seen. I wish I could make a living working with them, but they really don’t pay well. I mean, the pay is literally poop.