Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Saying Goodbye to the House

I know that I'm a sentimental person and I know that as we really get to packing this house up that I will get sad.  I know I will probably cry when we walk out of the house for the last time.  Not sad about what is before us, but strange knowing we will never walk into the place that has been the hub of our lives.  The place I brought all three of our babies home to.  The place we came into as 2 people and left as 5.  The house that was a blank canvas upon walking in and has come alive with color and character as the years went by.  Add that to the fact that when we move out, we won't be moving directly into our new house.  (I think if we were, it would be different since I my excitement would take over.)  Plus it will be right before Christmas.

But, I will be okay and any tears that I shed will only be because of how I'm feeling at that moment and not to express any kind of real sadness.  We have almost sold our house (inspection is tomorrow!) and this is a an exciting time.  I am grateful that we will be moving in with my parents - into the house that I grew up in (albeit a very different house from when I lived there - my mom and dad know how to keep a house updated!).  I can't think of a better place to "wait it out." Truly.

I do believe though that once our new house gets underway, I will feel less tenuous because then there will physically be something there.  They've told us the permit should be in "any day" and as soon as that happens the dominoes will start falling.....and quickly.  I just need to feel like there is some progress!  So with any luck, by the day we are settling, our new house should be under roof and we can feel like we're counting down the days.

With the inspection tomorrow, it means we're getting closer to the final loan approval of the buyers which means we are counting down to hard core packing.  But before we do that, I want to take some photos.  I want to take pictures of the kids in their rooms and doing things that we did in this house.  I'm looking for some inspiration.  Maybe even making a small photo book to take with us.  Anyone want to inspire me?  Clearly we'll need to take a family photo in front of the house before we leave but any other suggestions?


Katie said...

You could do a little video tour with the kids directing/guiding & telling about their favorite memories in the rooms.

Laura said...

Congratulations on selling your house so quick - that's great! I know how stressful that can be, so I'm sure it's a huge relief.

I can totally understand your sadness, and I hope you get through it okay.

Good luck with everything - the inspection, settlement, packing, etc. Looking forward to following your progress in the blog!