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Goodbye old house

September 24, 2010

In approximately 42 minutes, the hub will arrive at the closing for the sale of our house in the city.

Though I’m excited about the move we made and our future, I’m also a bit sad to be selling our first house. I mean, I knew it would happen eventually – we had already almost outgrown the space, but still. That was our first house!

It was the house we moved in to as husband and wife.

It was the house where we got our dog, Ripley.

When we bought the house seven years ago, it was in a sad state. It had been rented out and the renters were, oh shall we say, not as clean as we were. But we could see the beauty underneath the dark curtains and QVC-reject dolls. The house was 90+ years old and it had great character – hardwood floors, high ceilings, a lovely sun room, a big fireplace and gorgeous trim.

But we had to put a lot of hard work and elbow grease into it. We repainted every room in the house. We ripped out ugly blue and mauve carpeting. We completely re-did the sun room with new insulation, new windows and a vaulted ceiling:

We ripped out and redid the full bath. We created a darling nursery that both the kiddo and the kidlet used.

The hub put in a brick-edged sidewalk and “garden” area in what little backyard we had. We had the house repainted and re-roofed last year so it no longer looked like a reject from the butterscotch factory. We marked the kiddo’s growth on the doorframe to the kitchen.

We made a lot of memories in that house, and it’s sad to leave those. I know we’ll make new memories in our current house, even though it’s definitely not our “forever” house, but there’s just something about leaving your first house that’s making me wistful.

By now the papers should be signed and it’s no longer our house. I hope the new owners enjoy it as much as we did.

Goodbye old house, we had some good times.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. April 29, 2012 12:20 pm

    Kind of a heartbreaker. Hope you have filled your new house with memories as well! Love the sentiment!

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