SOLD!

Yesterday (May 21, 2015) was pretty wild. At 8:30 AM, I posted the listing for our house and we went out and put up all the “For Sale” signs. At 8:30 PM, we accepted a no contingencies offer. AND they want our furniture, dishes and anything else we want to leave behind (it’ll be a second home for them). So it’s going to be a quick closing and move out.

Our heads are spinning!

We’re suddenly a lot closer to being full-time cruisers again. WOW.

And for those who are asking, no, we don’t know what we’re going to do for hurricane season. My guess is that we’ll leave the boat in storage (it’s in a very secure spot) and first, just take a bit of down time after what will have been a wild two months. Then we’ll most likely do some travel to visit kids and other family . . . and “places we’ve always wanted to go.” Late summer or early fall, we’ll return to the boat and start some of the work we want to do before putting her back in the water. But that’s all written in the sand at low tide.

For now, we’re just thinking about what we have to do in the next couple of weeks . . .

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53 Comments
  • Kate Barker
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congratulations!

  • Deborah Pruette Mishak Williams
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow!

  • Jim Allen
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    that fast ?? you under priced it!!!

  • Susan Condon Dawson
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congrats!

  • Lee Blume
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congrats to you!

  • Dan N Jaye
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Fantastic!

  • Ann Snider
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congratulations on your lightning fast sale!!!!

  • Molly Stokes
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wonderful!

  • Aldona King
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    That was fast! Way to go!

  • Jeri Berge
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow! Awesome! C’mon back to Florida!

  • Ed Robinson
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    That was quick!

  • Kathy Belanger-Barber
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congrats!!!

  • Ruth Golden
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow; did you set a record? Congratulations!

  • Serge Landry
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow happy for you !

  • Jody Fortuna
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congrats, you must ps priced it right. That’s the way to get it sold.

  • Deb Farino
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    congratulations— looks like a beautiful place ))

  • Beth Tyler
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congrats!!!! Enjoy the ride.

  • Tammy Swart
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wait…WHAT??? Already??? It must be written in the stars!

  • Carol Ann
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congratulations, and best wishes for happy adventures! 🙂

  • Candy Ann Williams
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow! That was quick! How does it feel to be ‘full timers’ now!!

  • Cheryl Geeting
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow, that was fast! Congratulations!

  • Sailor Russ
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congratulations. A big step all in one day way to go.

  • Diana K Weigel
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congratulations

  • Rich Mowery
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow! congrats!

  • Claire Ford
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Ya’ll beat our 3 day sale by 48 hours! I’m so happy for ya’ll because now there’s no waiting and wondering. Take a deep breath and move ahead. Hope to see ya’ll on the water.

  • Jennifer Pierson
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congrats!!!!

  • Mimi Laser
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    its obviously meant to be! Living on our boat 6 months now and enjoying every day! Welcome aboard!

  • The Boat Galley
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Good luck. We were shocked.

  • Frank Collins
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Please sell mine so we can do the same.

    • Frank Collins
      Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

      Nothing like the summer heat of South Florida. We are part timers and our boat is in Cape Coral. Our mini farm is in East Tennessee and have gotten rid of all the critters, next paint hen for sale. Might bump into you one of these days. We are originally from the Keys. Cape Coral is nice but too far from open water and the run off coming out of the rivers are almost toxic now. The diver who does our boat wears a hard hat so he doesn’t get any of that water in his ears or mouth. So happy for you

  • Sherry Murch
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Congrats

  • Kristi Cilles
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    OMG! That is crazy! Fantastic! Hmmmm…someone upstairs had it all planned! Great news! Come visit me in Eastport, Maine! I have four bedrooms! House is a fixer upper, with a skunk in the basement the day I closed, but hey! I can see the bay from my window!!!!!

  • McTug McGahee
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    AWESOME!! Congrats!!!!

  • Carla Adwell Webb
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    I wouldn’t say underpriced! The markets are perking up. We had full cash offers and sold over asking. Say it’s the stars aligning to get you back to the lifestyle!!! Wonderful.

  • Keitha Irene Goward-LaChance
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    HOLY SMOKES that was quick!! Have fun, I’m very envious! We sold our house in 98′, never even advertised it, sold everything we had (mostly) hit the road in the RV and traveled full time for a number of years. I so miss that gypsy life. Now we have a houseboat at Katherine’s Landing, Lake Mohave., but live aboards are not allowed. (Federal Land) I’d love to live on our boat even if we shipped it to another state that allows live aboards.

  • Anita Moeder
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wowie, well done! All your prep work paid off! ❤️⛵️❤️

  • William Heiser
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Time to change your Real estate Broker, Connie

  • Susan Lynn
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Carolyn and Dave…so happy for You – now on to the boat.

  • Kirsten Schweizer Roos
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Such a great feeling. enjoy!

  • Michael R Miller
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    S**t! That was quick!

  • Bob Bechler
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    You will not regret it

  • Frances Liz Fernandez
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Hooray

  • Taunya Couts
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    I feel you! Wow, as I mentioned, that happened to us as well! It’s a rush, isn’t it? Yayyyyyy! Go you guys!

  • Jennifer Dean Neumann
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow! Fabulous news.

  • Jennifer Moschgat Pitts
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    That’s awesome! Congrats!

  • Sharon Provenzano
    Posted at 22 May 2015 Reply

    Wow that was fast. Congratulations.

  • Janice Steele
    Posted at 23 May 2015 Reply

    That is great news!!! Congratulations. Now send some of that mojo my way to get our house sold. Anyone looking for a riverfront home in Florida, here is a link to my house for sale:

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/48049257_zpid

  • Kaarin Brown
    Posted at 23 May 2015 Reply

    Congratulations it is a nice place!

  • Michelle Rene
    Posted at 24 May 2015 Reply

    Wow!!!! Fast!!! Congrats

  • Waterwoman
    Posted at 24 May 2015 Reply

    That is amazing Carolyn! Congratulations to you and Dave as you wander around enjoying whatever puts joy in your heart & spirit.

  • Jane Overbeck, Rising Tide
    Posted at 26 May 2015 Reply

    Pretty amazing, Carolyn!!! So happy for you and Dave. . and Paz, of course. As for hurricanes, think about Ortega River Marina off the St. John’s River in Jacksonville. Many insurers consider the St. John’s a hurricane hole. I hope our paths cross again soon.

  • Jochemjan de Vos
    Posted at 02 February 2016 Reply

    Congratulations indeed !

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