Good morning friends! Aren’t you glad Monday is over? Who has a 4 day work week? I think I shall declare one for myself, HA yeah right. I work 7 days a week. Just not all day. So, I have been holding in some news that I didn’t want to say out loud until it was finalized, but we signed the papers this afternoon so I can FINALLY say, we sold our old house in Madison, MS! After being on the market since September, after many price drops, open houses, and a realtor switch, it finally sold!
So, I must be honest, it is bittersweet. WHAT? bittersweet you say? I know I know, I have been complaining about trying to sell this thing for almost a YEAR. I just happen to be one of those really sentimental people and well, this sounds SO dumb, but I didn’t get to say goodbye. The last time I was there was March, my mom and I went to deep clean it after all the furniture was moved out. I didn’t think twice about it because I knew I would be back…but I haven’t been. YES my new house is awesome and I feel so blessed, but there is something special about a first house as a married person. It was small, but it was ours. We had SO many great memories in that house. (I am so totally going to start crying!)
I can still remember when it was being built, the first time we got to see it when it really looked like a house. We were SO excited, pure bliss, taking pictures, looking around, not believing it was going to be ours.
don’t I look excited? this was about July 2006, so 5 years ago!
I know this is so random, but the day we moved in, I remember our first night, my parents were there, and my dad was helping Bobby set the floodlights to point the right ways. I was so excited to unpack all my things where I wanted them to go in MY house!
and I also remember how well we kept up our yard in the beginning. It was beginning of October, so it was nice and cool. We would go into the yard every evening and walk around, pulling up EVERY single weed. That didn’t last but a few months though ha!
ours trees and bushes look so small!
One other reason why it is bittersweet is because well, we technically lost money on the house. We got to the point where we were ready to be done with it so we could get a mortgage on our new home, so we kept dropping the price, something others for sale were not as willing to do. So, the new owners got it for a steal, but at least it is sold, right? Could have been a LOT worse for sure.
I guess in a way it is a good thing I didn’t get to go back and say goodbye, because I think it would have been harder. I guess it’s better this way. I will always look back fondly on our four years on Kenzie drive, and am so glad I have a ton of pictures to help me remember. I pray that the new owners have their own new, special memories in her that they can one day look back on with fondness.
enough sappiness ok? Yesterday I went to the gym and did 5 leg machines, then proceeded to run 3.1 “easy” miles. I was very impressed that my “easy” pace after working my legs out until they were jello was still just above a 10:15 pace. very exciting!
Today I am not sure what I will do for a workout, my OTHER knee has been hurting (not IT band hurting though just started a couple days ago) so I am icing and may just do arm weights and cross training today.
QOTD: Are you in your first home? If not do you remember your first owned home? I hope you have great memories like mine!