We put our house on the market at the end of September. Since that time we have had over 50 showings. To start with we would leave when there was a showing. Even ate my soup in the parking lot at the community center one day as they called and gave us 20 minutes notice right at lunch time. Some days there were 3 or 4 showings and we got tired of having to leave. So we stopped.
It was awful living in a fish bowl. Having people tramping through your home every day. Having to keep everything so neat and tidy. Tom said "can't leave anything behind not even foot prints". It was pretty stressful.
We finally received an offer that was acceptable and the deal is done. Closing date is Dec 18. So now the packing, sorting and tossing out has begun. We have over 21 years of accumulation here. We have spent over 1/3 of our lives in this house. I guess we have really skewed the average haven't we. Yikes!!! I hope the new owners enjoy themselves here as much as we have. It has been a damned fine 21 years.
We will be storing everything that doesn't go to Florida for the winter in Stuart's basement. Good thing they bought a house recently!! We took a load of boxes and lawn furniture up today and got it all stowed away. Also the vette went up to spend the winter in his garage. Next will be more boxes and furniture to go. Last will be whatever we are taking south with us. Exciting!!
Our neighbors are all sad that we are leaving. Some even threatened to try scare away any potential buyers. The people next door said they would become the awful drunken Russians so no one would buy and we would have to stay. We will miss our neighbors for sure. Even Frank (but that is another story).
Twyla sent this picture of Karmen and her horse. What a beautiful Grand!! She is a sweetheart for sure. We love her to pieces.