Home Sweet Home
Well blogging friends, our lives are changing, again!
We sold our home of the past eleven years in one day. It hit the MLS Sat 10/24. Sun 10/25 was the first showing and the couple made an offer that night. They offered $25k below asking and we simply said "No". They came back with a full price, all cash, no contingencies offer. I cried like a baby. We signed the papers Mon 10/26. Home inspection, the next hurdle, was Fri 10/30.
Home inspection went swimmingly...clean as a whistle! How many people inhabit a 25 yr old home which they maintain but still hasn't any problems? We must be living right!
Next hurdle, and this is the biggie...we have to be out by Dec 3rd. No last Thanksgiving or Christmas in our beloved home. Our older son won't stay here again as he doesn't come home for the holidays til Dec 15th. Son # 2, newly returned from Europe made it back just in time to help to his father. They are gonna have to haul ass as well as furniture!
It's been a work in progress since we bought it and we've loved every second in this beautiful place. We did a major structural renovation when we first took possession. My husband has since done the majority of painting, repairing, building, tiling, wood paneling, wainscoting, etc. The kitchen was my contribution. I started renovations on 9-11. All the guys who worked on it were there when the towers were hit, a terrible day indeed. None of those guys has forgotten my kitchen! I'll sure miss it.
Most of all I'll miss my home and the memories of my children growing up there. When they were young, they felt isolated because it sits atop a small mountain. Now, as young men, they appreciate the location and the lovely views. They too are sad but their lives will go on, taking them away from this house.
The next five weeks will be hectic and stressful but we'll get through. We are moving into my mother in law's large two story farm house. It's about 20 min away. We'll live upstairs and she'll live downstairs. She's 83 now and, since my FIL died in July, quite lonely. No idea how this will go but we're giving it a shot. It could be best for all concerned. She's protected, her home will be maintained, we'll lower our overhead and make plans for a new phase in our lives.
Just thought I'd share a few of the wonderful photos my husband took for the realtor web site. He's captured the essence of our house.
As he puts it, "There's not a room, or even a corner, I haven't touched."
There isn't a room or a corner that hasn't touched us as well.