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Moving (Calabash part 2: The Road From Mongolia)

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gungchang

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My wife had wanted to trade our condo in for a house for years. Upon returning from China, we threw out a lot of our accumulated possessions, including a lot of my teaching supplies. (That last one was a huge mistake.) We wanted to get it ready for sale and find a place in the provinces to purchase.

Plan A didn't work. Moving out of a pristine condo proved to be a lot of work, and we'd by paying rent on a room for a long time while waiting for a buyer. We anticipated a wait of over a year.

Then, she started to realize how much she'd miss her home for so many years. She changed her mind about moving, at least for now. Plan B was short lived. As soon as she did, we found a buyer who will take the condo as is, and I have found both a part time gig that comes with a WP and a room to move into that is both near work and that my wife loves.

So, we've backed into an unplanned and unforeseen Plan C. Sell the condo as is. Rent a room near both work and an MRT station.  Enjoy the new digs for the foreseeable future.  Build a home in the provinces at our leisure.

Going to China at all over three years ago was an adventure that went better than I ever could have hoped for.  I'm beginning to feel the same way about our return.

Contracts for selling one condo and renting the other might be signed with twenty hours.

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gungchang wrote:an adventure that went better than I ever could have hoped for

Which aspects went better than you had expected?

gungchang

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I found part time (10 hours per week) work that I enjoy and that doesn't interfere with my retirement benefits.

We found a buyer for the condo. We've been able to continue living in it until we sell it. We're selling it "as is."

I'll work on weekends until the Isan palace is ready.

Our temporary room where we'll live until the Isan palace is ready is near an MRT station and that station is two stops from work and nine stops from where we live now.

One niece has lived with us for four months. Another stayed for a couple of weeks. Those were two more unforeseen adventures. I'll miss both the big monkey and the little monkey.

Our next, and  probably last, border bounce is going to include Hong Kong Disneyland. We had originally planned to do this on our trip back to Bangkok from Inner Mongolia.

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