Adventures in Real Estate, part 4

The first time we discussed selling our condo with any seriousness was in the middle of our eleven hour flight from Paris to San Francisco. That was Friday, August 18th. I remember feeling nauseous the next day—as we reunited with our home of almost six years after several weeks away—questioning why we would choose to forsake its many comforts, not to mention the dining nook renovations we’d only recently completed. On Sunday, jetlagged and up before sunrise, I wrote down the pros and cons of selling, trying to make sense of my conflicting thoughts.

The list in favor was overwhelming. The tidied up version now appears self-evident; corralling so many disparate emotions to get to this point was anything but:

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Beach Hazards Statement

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS... SNEAKER
WAVES... AND LOCALLY LARGE SHORE BREAK. BEACHGOERS MAY BE
KNOCKED OVER... INJURED... OR PULLED OUT TO SEA INTO THE COLD
RESTLESS OCEAN.

Dining Nook Renovations

It was our plumber who suggested off-hand that we think about installing a washer and dryer in the space our old water heater used to occupy—after he had replaced it with a tankless, on-demand model, mounted to an exterior wall. That was back in November 2015. And that was all it took for me to reach out to a designer to help get our dining nook renovations off the ground.

Dining nook before renovations
Dining nook before renovations

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