Deary me. What a hectic week this has been. As of today, our house is for sale.
It was such an emotional hurdle to decide to sell this place. My husband bought the house four years ago, a week before we met. It was a dump! I thought he was crazy. But he bought it with the intention of renovating it and selling it 5 years later.
He ripped out carpets, sanded and polished the floors, paved an area in the backyard, built a garden bench and fishpond under the tree, painted the walls and ceilings, paved and built a wall in the front yard, new kitchen, new bathroom, new doors, new front veranda, new driveway and yes, even new light switches. I saw everything old become new.
It’s funny how I’ve come to love the little bumps on the walls. The nooks in the woodwork. The little details on the ceiling. And the stain where I stumbled home one night and puked on the unpolished floor boards.
It’s strange to think this house will be someone else’s home. Or that someone might bulldoze it all down and build another house on it.
A few months ago, that thought would’ve made me really upset. But today as we sat in our living room, I signed on the dotted line and I felt like I was 7 years old again… leaning over the edge of the creek, letting go of my paper boat and watching it be carried far away. Letting go.
I’m very much at peace that we’ve decided to let go of this house and move on. I’m EXTREMELY excited and happy and looking forward to creating a new home.
So getting on with the story…
We found our NEW house almost by accident!
It was 1pm. We happened to be driving around. We saw a “For Sale” sign in front of a smallish house. I wasn’t too keen to see it. We called the number on the sign. The agent drove over and met us at 2pm. We walked around and instantly fell in love with the house. We made an offer. Made a few phone calls. And we owned it by 6pm!
It has 3 large bedrooms, 1 office, 2 bathrooms, living room, formal dinning room, kitchen/meals room, enclosed outdoor patio, garden gazebo + bbq area, established garden, a shed, parking for 3 cars, a 1 minute walk from gorgeous parklands, 5 minutes walk from the primary school, 10 minutes walk from shops, AND it’s at the end of a cul-de-sac!
It’s so weird. But I’m so excited!