So just two days after my last post someone put in an offer on our house and we accepted! That was considerably faster than we expected, and now there’s a million and a half things to get done in the next month.
We’re scheduled to be out of the house on December 13th, and heading straight on to visit family in North Carolina (1700 miles away) for the holidays. I’d better find a truck fast so we can get our trailer before we leave, eh?
After much research and test-driving we finally decided that we’d get a 2019 Ram 2500 as our tow vehicle. I spent several days searching dealerships, both local and across the nation, but failed to locate one with the options we want. “No problem!” says a dealership, “we can still order a 2019 for a couple more weeks”. Great, when will it come in? “8 – 10 weeks”. Quick napkin math: The middle of January. Sigh.
New plan! We’re going to load up a rental truck with what we’re keeping, tow one of our current vehicles behind it, and order a 2020 Ram when the order banks open. We decided it’s not worth sacrificing what we want just to get on the road a few weeks earlier, and we do have family we can stay with in NC so that’s not a huge problem.
On the good news front, we’ve heard back from our buyers on the home inspection and there’s nothing crazy wrong, and they’re only asking for a few totally reasonable fixes!
Other good news, I heard from the Ram dealer we’ve been talking to contacted new today and said that 2020 ordera opened up this week, so we’ll probably put our order in tomorrow.
I still haven’t explained how we decided to make this drastic life change, have I? I guess you’ll just have to come back for my next post!