Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Mastercard Moment

Childhood home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Since 1965

Both parents pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In 2007

Sorting, emptying, selling, donating,
planning, demolishing, measuring, cutting,
cussing, restoring, cleaning, repairing, hammering,
reminiscing, crying, painting, preparing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for the past 9 months

Sold after 10 days on the market . . . . . . . Priceless!

We finally closed on my parents' home this afternoon. It's difficult to describe the feeling . . . .

8 comments:

sillygrrl said...

Woohoo! *happy dance*

Judy/CA said...

Laura, I'm so happy the closing went thru. Your Mom & Dad would have been so proud of what you and Ted all did with the house.

I bet there are so many great memories that you'll always think about when passing the house. Hopefully the next family will be just as happy in it.

Sharon said...

It's not only a Mastercard moment, it's a bittersweet moment.

I can only imagine the amount of work you and Ted put into the house, especially since it sold so fast. Hopefully you find a little closure of your own now that it has new owners.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Laura. It's tough, but it's behind you now. Of course, you don't even mention the pets you gave wonderful new lives to, as well.

Sandy

Nancy and the fatties said...

Congrats Laura, in this market that is an achievement, though I know it is sad, too, to say goodbye even to a home.
hugs from texas,
n and the pees

Laura said...

Thanks, gals for your support! I think leaving the house in tip top shape seemed to help with closure. Knowing that the new family has 3 kids to fill up the house was a nice feeling too!

Jenn: said...

I am so happy it is closed! And to a family with kids, that is even better. You must feel like a weight has come off your chest.
-big hug-

Laura said...

Jenn - you can't imagine how much lighter my shoulders feel today - LOL!