Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thankful Thursday

It’s been awhile since I did a Thankful Thursday, so here goes:

I’m thankful that my house is in contract to sell. It’s been a lot of work getting it ready, keeping it in show room condition, pouring more and more money into improvements only to realize that I did not get the money back. But the deal is done. The couple that are buying it are really sweet. She’s a doctor and he’s an engineer. They are getting married in July. The neighbors are going to love them.

There was another offer on the house first, but the family that wanted to buy it were planning to subdivide the house and rent it out to a few different people. And they were very pushy. And I really didn’t like them; I didn’t have a nice feeling about them. And the neighbors would have killed me. And I was thisclose to saying yes when the young couple offered the same amount and I jumped on it and said a resounding, YES!!!!

I know it’s just a house, but it was a home for me and my children since 1992. I think that it’s going to be difficult to leave. Maybe. Maybe not.

Tomorrow, Capt and my ‘Quasi’ Father-In-Law (QFIL) are going to look at more available houses to buy in Connecticut (Capt and I saw a few last weekend). I figure that since I sold my house at a low amount, I should buy a house at a low rate and take advantage of the market. I’m planning on living in CT on the weekends and staying on Long Island during the week until the next big change happens.

Big Change!

So, I am thankful that changes are happening in my life. I’m a little nervous, but thankful.


Morning Glory said...

Congratulations on selling the house! I know what you mean about wanting the "right" people to buy it. We sold ours a year ago to the most perfect couple and it just felt good to know we were leaving it in good hands.

Dawn said...

Thank you for thinking of your neighbors when you sold your house. Nobody in our neighborhood ever gives that a thought - they're too anxious to sell and they don't care what a mess they're leaving behind. Sad!!

Looney Mom said...

Yippee! I'm sure the newlyweds will appreciate her more and take better care than the others. Change can be kinda scary huh? Yikes!

Lala's world said...

congrats on selling your house and being so considerate I am sure you will be returned the favor!

MugwumpMom said...

Congratulations on the sale. I'm sure your neighbours will appreciate how you thought of them in choosing the new owners. Good on you!

Just Being Me said...

Congratulations on selling your home. It's always hard to leave the home your kids grew up in. Your neighbors will think upon your fondly as the new people move in.

Monica said...

Ch-ch-ch changes! Congrats on your buyuer. All the TLS and HGTC I watch tell me it's really tough to find the right onw and all those years and love you poured into that house make it harder. And you were thinking of your neighbors too? Now THAT is going above and beyond! I do hope you can find a house you'll love fairly soon. So hard looking for that right onw.