We closed on our house on Friday. Thank the good Lord.
I know you likely think I am being dramatic. And I am. But, I know my limits. And I passed those limits. A while ago.
Selling a house is not ever easy. But selling a house when you feel like you are seen as a blank checkbook was a situation that caused Ryan and I a lot of stress. Without getting into too many gory, ugly details, we did contribute the majority of the funds to replace the roof. We still feel a bit bitter on the entire subject, because we do feel like we were backed into a corner unnecessarily. (The roof was still in good condition and had no leaks or immediate issues.)
But, after weighing our options and speaking with our attorney, we knew that if we didn’t do it now, there were a lot of things working against us – an EMPTY house on the market for 90 days, entering winter, having to pay for utilities and take care of the property while not living there … with the possibility that it would happen again.
So, we sucked it up and did what we needed to do to get the house sold.
Does that mean we aren’t still a little bummed about how it went down? No. We are still irritated.
But it made it more of a relief to walk away. I had no sadness or sentimentality. I just prayed it would all go through. And when it did, I was just very thankful to be done with the stress.
So, I nearly cried from relief when our attorney sent us the final settlement statement and when our realtor called to say that everything was official.
A few days before closing, we finished moving every little tiny thing out of that house. (So many little things.) And I took a few photos of the empty spaces to remember them by. It was a beautiful home that we created for our family. It was the home we brought Henry home to. And despite the fact that the sale was not a great experience, we have so many wonderful, happy memories in this house that we take with us.
I thought you may like to see the photos, too. Including some corners I’ve never really shared on the blog. The curtains and furniture in the photos were left for the buyers (they were written into the offer).
I’ll miss the curtains, honestly. But, I know I’ll want to create something new when we build anyhow.
The dining room
The living room
The yard and exterior
So, I guess that’s one chapter closed here at NewlyWoodwards. Onward and upward.