Moving to Palm Springs, Tony and I Moved…Again!!
Early last November I posted here on the website that Tony and I had moved. We’d sold our wonderful home of 18 years in New Hope and it turned out to be a nightmare. I get into a long explanation there, at this link.
With that said, I wanted to do a more positive follow-up post to show where things are now, 5 months later. Don’t get me wrong. I still wish we hadn’t sold our home. I still miss it every day, and I probably always will. I sometimes wake up and think about strange people living in my home. It’s such a shame because Tony and I were friendly with the former owners of the house until the day they died. They were the people who built the house in 1971, and they lived there until they were in their 90s. We loved them dearly…Mary Liz and Eddie. Sadly, we have no connection to the new people who live there now, and we never will. Under the circumstances, it just wasn’t possible. But we’ve had a “Happy For Now” (HFN) ending, as they say in the romance genre, and we are both very grateful for that. No complaints. In real life, you don’t always get that.
When we knew we wouldn’t be able to back out of the deal with our home in New Hope, and we were certain we would be forced to sell our home, we scrambled for a place to live. We were lucky enough to find a townhouse in Lambertville, NJ, which is literally one mile from New Hope, and about 3 miles from our former home. And it was nice. It was not bad at all. But we knew it wasn’t right for us. So after dealing with a realtor, we didn’t like, I called up my old friend who is a realtor and she listed the townhome for sale. I broke my own rule about working with friends this time, and it truly was a pleasure to work with her. I knew she had my back this time. We did that right after Christmas and within weeks we had a buyer.
And that’s really all there is to that story. We only lived here for 5 months and there’s not much more to tell. It wasn’t a bad five months, but we both knew it just wasn’t the right place to land, especially after selling such a wonderful place in New Hope.
So we are moving again and we are heading out to Palm Springs, California full time. There’s a POD on its way out already and we take off for a cross country road trip early tomorrow morning. And it’s not going to be that strange. We know the road trip well, and we know the drill. If it’s Sunday, it must be Albuquerque. A lot of people from New Hope move to that area. We once owned a small condo in Palm Springs for a few years and we used to go out there all the time. And we love everything about Palm Springs and the desert. Desert living is fantastic and it’s very LGBTQ friendly.
So that’s it for now. If you follow me on social media I’ll be posting new photos and videos all the time, but from Palm Springs now instead of New Hope. And I did write that memoir I spoke about in the post I linked to above. It’s 127K words and I’m going to shop it around to agents. I also have a new romance novel ready to be published. So work will be the main focus once we get settled in PS.