Common Sense Wins

Denise

Common Sense Wins

Denise
feet-649782_640My parents stopped by the house this morning.

Common sense seems to have returned. Rather than moving home and then moving again to a condo they buy, my parents decided to simply move from the retirement community to an apartment they rent. They'll then put the house on the market and I'll simply remain in the home until it sells.

Thank God!

I would rather they remain in the retirement community. If they have to move, though, I'm happy they are moving to an apartment, conveniently located in the center of our suburb. Ironically, the apartment is across the street from the retirement community.

Moving home would have been a disaster for so many reasons. And, once they returned home, they would have never moved again -- no matter how much loved a condo they found. They simply wouldn't have the energy for another move. They would have been stuck and isolated and miserable in a house that really became an island.

I'm glad they are not buying a condo, which I have tried discouraging them from doing. Given my dad's worry about money, tying up their money in a condo purchase never made sense to me. They have plenty of money to rent and will have even more after the house sells.

So, hurray! I avoid having to pack up my stuff and figure out where to move, at least for another few months. I'll take it.