Saturday, June 03, 2006

Sold !

Took care of bidness. Got 'er done.
I sold our home of 43 years, 7 months and 17 days.
All we have left is the memories.
And some $$$$$$.

I sold it "as is." There's no way I was going to make it pretty. Besides, it needs some major foundation work and interior updates and remodeling. The new owners are pulling the carpets out today.

the living room

the den

On the way to the closing, I went by the house to say a prayer, as I had promised Mom. The new owners were there with the agent and we all decided to go to lunch before going to the title company for the closing.

Everything went off without a hitch. I will go by there in a couple of months to see how their remodeling progress is going. They have some wonderful plans for my old stomping grounds. I really hope they can be as happy as we all were there.

This has been a true lesson in letting go.


sera said...

Looks lovely dave. I love 'lived in' places. It looks like it has a nice 'vibe'. Thanks for posting those pictures.
like it says in the u2 song walk on:

love is not the easy thing....
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind

Well done Dave for sorting all that out. (!) It sounded like it was quite a hefty project

Shannon said...

That is so wonderful dAAve!
good job,
I know your mom is grateful

Sober Chick said...

I think it is so wonderful that you have been so commited to this entire process. You seem to be doing great at letting this go, 43 years, almost 44, those are lots of memories.

Scott W said...

Call me before you go see the remodling on the old homestead, I wanna see what they do.

That is such a great mid-century house, I hope they stay true to the style.

Daily Piglet said...


Congratulations on your sale and ease of the sale (the ease of logistics).

I never saw any trees in Houston :) Lots o' concrete tho...

recoveryroad said...

dAAve- if you set foot on British soil, nay, nay...make that EUROPEAN soil ... and we don't hang-out and drink coffee and natter and chat.......I'll be so miffed.

Email me if you want my phone number, or I can call you.

It would be wonderful to meet you, matey.


Mary Christine said...

Congratulations on getting it empty and getting it sold. Those are major projects. Letting go.

Trudging said...

Congrats!!! It must be a load off your mind. By the way, I think my family had the same den at one point.

Tab said...

My heart goes out to you and your family daave.This is a big milestone and I can imagine it has
been a journey in itself in learning to let this go,your childhoo & family home.
You have been so great with helping your Mom too.I am sure she appreciates all your thoughtfulness.
Thanks for sharing,including the spiffy pics, love the blue room!

Scott said...

well dAAve, congrats, I know you've been workin pretty hard on all this! It feels good to get things accomplished in sobriety, especially nknowing that if it werent for AA and recovery, we'd be of no use to others.... Way to be there for mom... excellent, she's blessed to have you!

peace to you!

BigSkymAAck said...

One chapter ends and we get to start a new one with more memories. Enjoy your journey.

Gwen said...

Wow, we have been such gypsies my whole life. I lived in my childhood home till I was fourteen. That is the longest I lived anyplace. I have been in my current home two years but in this town for over five years. That is the longest in one place since childhood. It feels great to settle in.

I can imagine it was a hard process to let go. When my father sold our beach house it did not hit me till I went to the shore to visit someone. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I somehow thought that house would be the house my family owned forever.

Hey a girl can dream right?

Love your pics. Thanks for sharing them

Mr. H.K. said...

And what a huge LETTING GO it is!


I still have days where I drive by my Mom & Dad's old house and I'm so tempted to knock on the door and ask the new owner to let me look around. Yes "letting go" is easier said than done sometimes for me when it comes to certain things like the house I grew up in. Great pictures, great post, great YOU.
I see you,