Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hi-ho, Hi-ho, we know when we're going to close! least we know when we're scheduled to close!

We got our inspection report back on major issues, Praise God! We have a few odds and ends to take care of, but they can be completed in no time.

The buyers will do their final walk through on the 19th and, God willing, we will close on the 20th. One week from today, yippie do! (I'm seeing dollar signs...and smelling relief!)

We are very excited...even though SOME of you think we should be at least a little bit sad.

I have definitely thought about the following:

- Our first home together.

- We brought both of our children home to this house.

- It's the only home they've ever known.

- And we DO have a tree planted in the backyard from when our oldest was born.

- And we have a, oops, pumpkin vine growing in our flower bed that we will harvest before we leave for good.

These things are true but they do not make me sad. Afterall, we've been TRYING to leave this house for THREE years. By choice, we have wanted to move on. To get our 'grown up' house. The house that our children will truly grow up in. The house that will be large enough to be the 'go to' house so that we can be in the kids' business during the all-important teen years.

The house is just a house. The memories are in our heads...and in the scrapbooks. Or, at least, among the hundreds of digital pictures I need to print and scrapbook...but that's beside the point.

The walls of that house will not remember us. They do not limit our memories. We will still be together as a talk about the things that happened in that house. Yes, including the time I stepped through the ceiling in the garage.

The major point is, WE are the memories of that house...and unless the kids show any signs of sadness, I think I'm going to be fine. I know what a nice lovely house we're building...and I'm trading in the old one happily!'s to the 20th of August!!!



Donald said...

(raises glass) "Hear, Hear!!!!!

Anonymous said...

love it!

I'm so excited. Tell me what time the closing is, and I will have a glass of 'tea' in your honor!


Becky said...

Yipee! A closing date is wonderful! So glad there were no surprises or costly finds in the inspection. Did you say you tried to sell for three years? Or did you try, stop, wait two years, try, and stop again to try again later? Oh wait...that was us. So glad your story has a visible end! Next week! Lord willing and the creek don't rise (as mom would say).