We are coming down to the final pieces of the puzzle for this move to be complete. Today, we close on our new house! We closed on our house in Lexington earlier this week, we completed the walk through and talked with the contractor to start work on our bathroom, and we close today. The light at the end of the tunnel is close enough to touch, but just far enough out of reach that leaves us with a small amount of anxiety.
The night before we closed on our Lexington home, Allen and I went up and spent the night in our empty home on an air mattress. We bought a six-pack of beer and a bag of popcorn – and that was our supper. We packed the few remaining items in the truck and settled in for our last night at 597 Cecil Way. I wish I could say we reminisced and went through memories in a real romantic way, but it didn’t happen that way. We were worn out and it was all we could do to finish the beer and go to bed. But that’s okay, I was still grateful to have that last night at the house.
The next morning was spent going from room to room checking out the closets and making sure that nothing was left. It’s amazing the amount of things that had not been seen to yet. Haha – and I thought we were done! Allen’s truck was pretty packed by the time we were leaving the house. Pulling out of the driveway was particularly difficult. Knowing that it would be the last time we would be on the property as owners – the next time, if there would be a next time – it would be as guests. Pretty incredible feeling after 20 years.
I have to tell you that meeting the couple that were buying our house was very nice. They were excited, and even through the tears, I was happy for them. We talked, as we waited, and they remind me so much of our little family when we moved into that house. We told them stories of the house and laughed about the different things the kids had done, and Mrs. Buyer was telling similar stories that she anticipated her children doing in the house, as well. She assured me, in her enthusiasm, that she would love my home, and it wouldn’t be long before it became her home and was no longer mine. And, I am excited for her! When she left the closing, she said she was going over there to the house, and I couldn’t help being excited for her, knowing it was theirs now, and she could begin making it home for her family! I’m happy for my neighbors, after saying a tearful goodbye, I was able to let them know that they would soon find friends in their new neighbors, and I was happy for them that the couple were such good people for my house and my neighbors! Mrs. Buyer and I even shared a hug before we left the closing, and she promised not to cut down the dogwood trees – so it’s all good!
We are to give the owners of the house we are buying seven days to move out of the house after closing, but the hope is that they’ll be out by Easter Sunday. We are beginning to switch over all of our addresses now from 597 Cecil Way to 2227 St. Mark Court. I love it! I love seeing the new address with our name just above it! We renewed our driver’s license with our new address, and by the end of the day, we will no longer be homeless, but will have a place to lay our head that will have our name on it. I couldn’t be more excited!
Last night we completed the walk through, and we met with a contractor to begin work on our master bathroom. It’s a tiny bathroom, and he’s opening it up for us a little. I can’t wait to begin putting our stamp on this home. For months, I’ve been pinning decorating ideas from Pinterest. Looking for ways to consolidate space and increase storage in the smaller areas. I have gotten to where I call this “My Little House” because it is a bit smaller than the one in Lexington, and I’m thrilled! I just have to be wise in the way I use the space! Yesterday while we were waiting for the realtor to come let us into the house, I found a four-leaf clover in the yard. I thought that was a pretty good sign for us!
I must give a shout out to family and friends that have hosted us at various times throughout these last four months. What a blessing you have been for us – and we couldn’t be more grateful! We have learned from you and your generosity is not lost on us. We will never be able to pay back what you have given to us, but we will spend our time trying! Thank you so much for your loving hospitality. We always felt at home – in your home!
The next time I write, I will be writing from my house here in Owensboro. I am tickled at the thought. This weekend is Easter, and we’ll be going to Louisville to spend it with our children, when we return, it is our hope that we’ll be spending our first night in the new home! YAY! 🙂
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Be blessed and have a Happy Easter, y’all!