Well, we did it. We sold the house in CA. It goes into escrow tomorrow. The buyers want a 30 day closing, but realistically, it'll probably be closer to 45 days. They wanted to be in the house by Christmas. Mom was a basket case during the Open House and showing phase. She hated having to leave the house, often on 15 minutes notice. She really didn't do well. Luckily, the house was only on the market for 17 days. She's doing better now.
Now comes the tricky part. Mom & I are going to be heading up to Washington to look for our new home next week. Of course we have to make an offer contingent upon closing the sale of the one in CA, but we're confident that one will go thru. The problem is timing. Lots of people don't want to move around Christmas. Yikes!
Wish us luck!