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Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties 450.004175

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Dream to reality board.

     This is the 2024 dream to reality board that has been years in the making. My wife turned 65 on December 30, 2023 and has been a dedicated server in the local school district food service program for the 23 years. There have been 3 different companies running the program all those years and she has been looking forward to the end of this school year and hanging up her apron for the last time. My business is going to be changing owners if everything works out for both parties. My employee wants to buy the company and I would be a part-time marketing rep continuing to visit realtor offices and attend association meetings and lunch and learn events, chamber of commerce and charity events. This will hopefully be able to be set in place by June 2024, same time as my wife is finished with the school year. No more crawl spaces and creepy hot attics. 

     What to do with all the free time you may ask? We have never taken a lot of trips in the US and we have some great ideas where to start. National Parks, Baseball and football hall of fame, Washington DC, New Orleans, San Francisco, great restaurants, fun out of the way places, art galleries, Green Bay Packers game. The list is endless. 

     Locally, we both have E-bikes now and have had a great time riding on our local trails and parks. If you've never ridden one, try it out and you will love it. Hot weather, we still ride. Big hills? Still ride. Really windy? Yup, still ride. Great exercise but not so much to kill us every ride. 

     But the very best part of retiring is more time to hang out with our grandchildren. We have 5 total, but the two in the board are the ones that live closest and have school pictures. Clover and Elliot. Clover is the boy. Clover and I are best buddies and spend a lot of time playing hot wheels, legos, puzzles, going on hikes, getting haircuts at a local salon then pancakes at IHOP. We have a blast. Nothing beats grandchildren, I highly recommend getting some of your own. 

Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Hoping this all happens just the way I drew it up. 😃

Feb 23, 2024 11:15 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Now that you have made it more than just a thought, your wishes will become a reality, Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp. Kathy and I thank you so much for submitting an entry to this month’s ActiveRain challenge!

Feb 23, 2024 01:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Scott- congratulations!!!! I know that you'll get that trip around the US and of course more time to spend with your grandchildren. Thank you for participating. 

Feb 23, 2024 08:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - good for you, your wife and your business.  It seems you have a lot falling into place. Good luck and may this next stage be very successful, the plan you share in this post seems very focused in that direction.  Bravo.  

Feb 23, 2024 09:22 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

That's so great that you and your wife are retiring at the same time. We'll I guess you are semi-retiring. You'll have spare time for all your favorite things. Enjoy!

Feb 24, 2024 05:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Congratulations on this exciting news! All your plans sound amazing - and if you get to Glacier National Park, let me know! That's my area.

Feb 24, 2024 05:25 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp, congratulations to you and your wife. All your dreams and wishes will come true in 2024!

Feb 24, 2024 09:55 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

All the priorities are there for success. Getting the business transferred to new people so that the enjoyment of life and the Grands can have first place. Hope it work out for you.

Feb 28, 2024 04:28 AM