My last kid in school just had her prom. It went well and she looked amazing. Graduation is only weeks away. I will be so glad when that's over too. My main worry right now, though, is finding a buyer for my moms home. She made the mistake of getting into a home that's far too remote for someone turning 80 years old in August. The medical provided nearby is very limited and has caused her health to drop when it was doing very well back in Arizona. She hopes to either go back to AZ or go to her original home state of CA where my baby sister lives now. That last idea is a better one as she'll have someone near who cares about her and can see she isn't alone when she needs help. My brother lives with her right now and he's just not good for her as he spends too much time wearing her down emotionally. He needs to go back to living alone and being where his friends were in AZ or CA.
Anyway, she has a really nice place in a small city called Walsenburg in Colorado with a population of around 5,000. The City of Walsenburg is the county seat of Huerfano County, located in Southern Colorado, about 25 miles from Trinidad, 50 miles from Pueblo and 100 miles to Colorado Springs. She wanted privacy forgetting that getting elderly has it's own difficulties she hadn't faced yet. She was still very spry in her seventies but without good elder care and heavy winters, she found herself much frailer than she hoped to be. So for her sake, she needs to leave the home she rather likes but can't maintain to return to Arizona or go back to her old home state of California where my baby sister resides. I think she should go to CA but it will only work if she can find a cheap enough housing.
Meanwhile, she has to sell her lovely home. It's a very nice well-maintained 3-bedroom, manufactured home set on 38 acres in the foothills of the Spanish mountain range (master has a walk in closet, full bath with garden tub). The property is fully fenced and set up for horses, chickens, or exotics (like Alpaca or llamas). She was a landscaper so the grounds near the home are well maintained with a small orchard and garden. There is a round corrol, 800 gallon stock tank, and a riding lawn mower is being included in the deal. There's a good well and cistern and still they are not that far from town. There is a large community hospital serving the area. She's hoping to get $195,000 so she can buy and pay off another home for herself and a mobile home for our brother who is on SSI. He needs to live elsewhere as he isn't good company for my mom. There are no covenants on the property. Her realtor is Lori who works for Bachman and Associates (507-989-9046). Property address: 2716 County Road, #521, Walsenburg, CO.
I hope someone out there is looking for a new home and prefers the quiet and beauty of a mountain home. I really need her safe and happy before the summer ends, not sure she can handle another winter.