Full Steam Ahead . . .


Here we go . . . . the journey begins!  Since the tentative sale of my home, I have been zealously combing the real estate market in Cape Girardeau!  A few years ago, my cousins suggested that I might consider property in “Jackson,” Missouri, as opposed to Cape Girardeau.  Being quite a bit smaller than Cape, the schools are less crowded and have less tensions.  Unfortunately, the town is “less,” in general and I’ve come to believe that I might not adjust well to such a rural and provencial setting.  There is nowhere to shop or dine out; I’d be driving over to Cape “constantly" to buy essentials, run errands, and eat in restaurants (since I rarely cook for myself).  I have decided that, providing I find a property within my budget and needs, I will “try” and focus on Cape real estate.  Regrettably, the MLS in Cape Girardeau is showing very few prospects that have sparked my interest, as opposed to numerous listings in Jackson which are actually quite exciting to me.  I have decided that during Easter Week, I will fly to Cape, meet with my cousin, and seriously pursue property until I find a place that I can call “home!”  A couple of weeks ago, I committed myself to a long-term subbing position for an elementary counselor, who will be out on Family Medical Leave until the last week in May.  My starting date is March 6th.  Although I can drop everything and fly back NOW, I will lose out on quite a large sum of money, with no guarantee that I will find a property any more suitable than had I waited till Easter Week!.  Keeping focused on “patience is a virtue” sure is difficult when you’re BURSTING with joy!

.© Mary Darby 2016