Fast forward 6 difficult years later, and we have had our offer accepted on a sweet little house built in 1929, just across the street from our beloved sister and sis-in-love, Lynnie.
Oscar's career is going very well, his 35 years of varied experience in IT is valued by his company (he just got a very healthy raise!) and he enjoys his job which contains a lot of trouble-shooting. He works most days from home, which is also wonderful.
I have had to give up knitting and much of my crocheting as my hands have worsened over the years, but I am still creating. I am getting serious about writing, and making small multi-media (paint and fiber, mostly) art pieces.
The inspection for our new home will be this coming Friday. If all goes well, we hope to close on the house by the end of the month.
This house. It is small, but perfect for my wheelchair, it has a studio space for me and a study for Oscar, a three season room looking out over a small back yard, perfect for me to have a few raised planting structures I can use from my wheelchair. Some work will need to be done (the addition of a wheelchair ramp, notably) but for the first time in 4 years, I will be able to use my powered electrical wheelchair to go on outings in our new neighborhood!
Freedom, gardening for the first time since 2011, and space to create.. it is a dream. Oscar will even be able to brew beer and mead again! We are so very excited :-}