See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I am in a dilemma. My mom passed away last May. She was the reason I move to this small town, and now that she is gone, I feel lost and alone. Even though I have two sisters and a brother who live nearby, I still feel lost and alone because they are all married with chidren and have their own lives to live. Sometimes I feel I am just a burden to them whenever I ask for help. It seems like they try to avoid me sometimes. I am thinking of moving back to the bigger city where I came from (I have another sister and brother there, as well as my former friends who are prodding me to move back); however, I don't have a job lined up. That's not a HUGE issue for me, though, because I do get survivor benefits from the death of my husband, which is a steady income. Still the idea of selling my home here and moving to another place is VERY scary.
I don't know how all this selling and buying works as I've never sold a home on my own before. I bought this house on my own in 2009, and even then, I was nervous the whole time. How does it work? I mean, will I make enough money on the sale of my home to be able to afford a moving company and possibly a down payment on another home? Obvsiously, I cannot move until this house sells as I cannot afford two mortgages or a mortgage on this house, plus a rental.
What have been your experiences? I need the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am just so overwhelmed right now, it isn't funny. Some days I just want to sit in front of the TV and do nothing and let everything take care of itself. But I know, realistically, I cannot do that.