I used to joke that our 105-year old house was staying just six months ahead of the wrecking ball. Then a year went by during which health issues kept me from doing any work on it at all. It was time to sell the house and move somewhere that we could live on one floor and not have to do any exterior work, including mowing a lawn or shoveling snow. We were fortunate that a booming real estate market let us sell the house in one week to a real estate developer and in the same week buy a condominium unit in a 55+ gated development just ten minutes away from the old place. As I told my friends, i wanted to move but I didn’t want to go anywhere. We negotiated a short term lease of the old house while a builder did a major rehab of the 50-year old unit.
We moved in a month ago. We have almost half again as much living space as we had in the tiny old house but much less storage space. All of my photo developing, scanning and printing gear is still in boxes. I am still puzzling out how to set up for developing film in the second bathroom. More to follow (I hope).