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The first step towards realizing our dream of "one year
off" was the decision to sell the house. We had owned the house for 3
1/2 years and it suited our life in so many ways. With the huge
kitchen, big back yard and the pool/hot tub, we had plenty of room to host
family and friends (which we did as often as we could).
The decision was both hard and easy to make. "Hard"
because we had done some work to make the house "ours"; "Easy" because
we knew that the location was a little too suburban for us for the long term and
because we knew that another house could feel just as "homey" in the future.
Getting the house spit-shined and polished for sale was a
month of very hard work for the whole family, but it paid off in a quick sale
(less than a week on the market).
The House / front courtyard / back yard
The heart of the House (The Kitchen)
The Living Room
.....and, of course, the pool !!