More stars aligning for us

@JudyEv (247328)
Bunbury, Australia
June 11, 2021 3:39am CST
I’ve felt a bit down because we’ve had to leave our acreage and move to a much smaller house on a tiny block. But time after time, there are signs that we’ve done the right thing in selling up and downsizing. We got more for our old property than we paid for our new place so we’ve had some spare money. We have two cars. The Toyota Prado is a big beast which tows the caravan and is our main car. In the city, we’re finding it very hard to park and it’s not particularly economical. My little Hyundai Excel is a 1998 model and hasn’t had much use lately. We decided to upgrade the Excel to a Kia Cerato which will become our main car and will be easier to manoeuvre in carparks, etc. Prior to selling the Excel, we took it to be detailed before we advertised it for sale. The nice man there bought it off us for cash at a good price so we don’t even have to go back to pick it up, don’t have to advertise it, don’t have to worry about selling it. More evidence of the stars aligning for us. Shortly, all our Ikea units will arrive and then we leave to pick up our new car. Photos to follow. The photo with this discussion is of my little red Hyundai. It served me very well from 1998 to the present day.
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@allknowing (92706)
• India
11 Jun
Tis is a story of everything falling in place
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
It certainly seems that way. We're very fortunate.
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@crossbones27 (37845)
• Redlands, California
11 Jun
Thats impressive it lasted so long and yeah I am not sure what is going on but its looks like power is here to stay and small people will have to get moved around. I do not want to say it but We looking Every day at our poor house, they going to buy us out and then not sure where we will go sure it will be more than house is worth but where can we find a decent place to live because everything is over market because rich people buying everything up.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
I know that is a real problem in some countries - and in some areas. The rich move in and then the poorer people have to move out.
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• Redlands, California
13 Jun
@JudyEv Its true
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@DocAndersen (42750)
• United States
11 Jun
wow that is truly the best news! time to run out and buy a Lottery Ticket!!!!!
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
Yes, I think that would be a good idea.
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@DocAndersen (42750)
• United States
12 Jun
@JudyEv i would also say, as nice as the two of you are, that luck was earned and deserved!
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
@DocAndersen You do say the nicest things. Thanks so much.
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@Sojourn (11197)
• India
11 Jun
Wow, that is what you call bang for the bucks. From 1998 till date is quite an achievement. I guess you haven't used your car heavily since you bought it.
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@sjvg1976 (23590)
• Delhi, India
11 Jun
That's the reason she is getting good price for the same.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
@sjvg1976 @Sojourn I used it every day for work until about 2014 so ran up a lot of miles but since then it hasn't had nearly as much use. It was small and a hatchback but could hold an amazing amount of gear in the back. It was also very easy to park.
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@sharonelton (4494)
• Lichfield, England
11 Jun
I'm glad to know everything's working out for you. Have a nice day.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
Thanks. We've been very fortunate.
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• Lichfield, England
12 Jun
@JudyEv My pleasure. It's good to know.
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@Gguusia (228)
• Poland
11 Jun
So everything is going well, keep it up. Sometimes changes are for the better.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
Yes, that is true. Certainly things are going well for us at the moment.
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@arunima25 (59980)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
Glad that everything is working well. You are moving towards minimalist approach and that's the best thing to do
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
Gradually things are falling into place and I will be able to declutter some more as I sort through all our possessions.
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@arunima25 (59980)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
@JudyEv Take your time. Don't rush up and get exhausted. Take care
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
@arunima25 That is good advice. We have the rest of our lives to get organised so I'm not really worrying. It was just that the appointments seemed to all be on top of one another.
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@LadyDuck (341555)
• Switzerland
11 Jun
I am so glad for such great news. You can forget about the car. Big cars are a BIG problem here in Switzerland, the roads are narrow, the parking spaces are small, a big car is only a source of problems.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
The new one will be easier to park and much more economical. The big one now will probably only be used for towing the caravan.
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@LadyDuck (341555)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
@JudyEv As I do not drive, we now only have one car. Since the pandemic started we use the car only to go grocery shopping, 4 Km round tour, and for short trips in the area. We do not need two cars.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
@LadyDuck We will save on fuel with our new car. It will be much more convenient in the city. We probably don't really need two cars either but we have to have the Toyota to pull the caravan.
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@DianneN (229333)
• United States
16 Jun
Happy to hear your stars are aligning so nicely for you. Congratulations on the car sale!
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@DianneN (229333)
• United States
18 Jun
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jun
Glad to hear that things are showing it was a good move.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
Thanks. We really have had a lot of lucky breaks with this move.
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Jun
@JudyEv Yes, I really hope that you get accustomed to and like the new place. I felt a little strange about moving where we did too.
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@CarolDM (138161)
• United States
11 Jun
Happy to hear things are still going well for you. I know it is an adjustment. Life is full of changes it seems.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
Life is continually in a state of flux. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
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@CarolDM (138161)
• United States
12 Jun
@JudyEv So very true.
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@LindaOHio (67999)
• United States
11 Jun
I'm glad things are working out well for you! Have you seen a 'roo yet? That will be next!
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
I haven't seen a roo but one day soon I'll go for a walk and see if I can find one.
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@LindaOHio (67999)
• United States
12 Jun
@JudyEv Good luck!
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@jstory07 (105795)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Jun
I am glad that everything is working out and falling in place for the two of you.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
Thanks. We've been incredibly lucky with our move.
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@miftha (547)
• Bekasi, Indonesia
12 Jun
This is a story of everything luck ????
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
That's true. We've been incredibly lucky recently.
@S4mmyboy (190)
12 Jun
Wishing you the best. New place new beginning. Hope you get accustomed to it.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
Thanks. It's very different but I'm sure we'll adapt to the changes.
• India
12 Jun
everything will be perfect .... sometimes change do better things
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jun
That's true. I just need to get used to things being different.
@allen0187 (49642)
• Philippines
11 Jun
Good for you.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
Thanks. It's another small problem off our hands.
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@Shiva49 (21590)
• Singapore
11 Jun
After the initial settling down phase, one gets used to the new place. Happy that stars are favorable like with selling the Excel. Are you living near the coast?
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
We're about 20 minutes driving from the coast.
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@sjvg1976 (23590)
• Delhi, India
11 Jun
That's good that you didn't have to work hard to sell your excel that too on the rates you are happy with. It looks things are going well for you.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
We've been so lucky in so many ways with this move.
@GardenGerty (135208)
• United States
11 Jun
Things seem to be going well for you. I am glad.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun
Thanks. We couldn't quite believe we sold the car so easily.