How has my life changed recently? Enormously. 2020 has been a year of change. For me it was a move and a downsize. That meant selling a house that was my home for nearly twenty years. It also meant recreating that feeling of warmth and happiness in a strange new building.
Moving means changes. It means ridding yourself of the old and replacing it with the new. New appliances, furniture, and new neighbors. All stressful, all exciting. Since August we have been playing catch up with our lives.
But 2020 hasn’t been an ordinary year. The COVID pandemic has limited so many of the things we want to accomplish. Products have routinely been back-ordered. Ceiling fans, washing machines, and cabinet hardware have all been delayed because the factories cannot produce what we need. We have been waiting for a dining room table since June. We ordered it weeks before we moved. Twice it has been delivered with the incorrect tabletop.
We visited a store that specializes in office furniture and the salesperson stated they cannot guarantee a delivery date because the factory is down to only ten people. Production is way behind.
Small items have been less of a problem. If it is in stock, I can order online and pick up curbside or wait for delivery.
Now I spend my days waiting for deliveries from Amazon, eBay, or some other online retailer. Like a child, I stand outside, my heart races as I see the delivery truck. Then it drops as they drive past to another lucky house. I wave to the driver. Sometimes they wave back as if they are obliged, still other times they just drive on by.
Today I received a package. It’s Christmas once again. Hooray, I have a new toy. Something new and strange to replace something old and familiar.
As singer David Bowie once intoned, “Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes; Turn and face the strange.”
Joe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Need more information? Or to Search for your next home, visit www.Scottsdale-AZHomes.com