Well y’all, Husband & I are putting our first home on the market tomorrow… and… I’m sad. We have known this day was coming for quite some time, but now that it is literally less than 24 hours away, I might just have a breakdown. With all the renovations, updates, maintenance, and hard work we have put in, we have really made this house into a home. Our home.
Looking back on the last (almost) five years, I’m thinking of all the good times of having family and friends over for BBQ’s and holiday parties, I’m remembering all the times our dogs would chase each other through the backyard and bringing me fun creatures as gifts, but most of all I’m thinking of my husband and all the loving memories we will forever hold in our hearts for this place.
In this house I have learned SO MUCH about homeownership! I feel so much braver, and more confident, to handle anything and everything that could possibly happen in a home. You see, for those of you who may not know me personally, my home is old. I mean real old. Built in 1920, you can only imagine all the small details that had been neglected for decades. Pipes busting under the house (unknowingly) and filling the crawlspace with 3-4 feet of water to where it almost comes up to our floorboards… yea, that happened. Seams in the flat roof that were not properly sealed which allowed heavy rains to flood into our living room through a ceiling beam… oh yes, it happened multiple times. Wood rotted windows, mold, remodeling 100 year old bathrooms… my list of craziness goes on and on, but I love that this home helped me grow into adulthood and has taught me to not be scared. In these situations, you just gotta take a deep breath and know that everything can be repaired and/ or replaced.
After the sadness of knowing my house will soon be sold to a new family, and after remembering all the good times (and bad), now comes the anxiety of the unknown. Will someone fall in love my house the way I did when I first saw it? Funny side story, when Husband and I first started dating, he brought me back to his hometown, which is where we currently live :), and he was driving me around this town showing me all the sights… and he took me around the lake with all the big fancy houses and when we drove by this one particular house (that was for sale at the time) I thought to myself, “I absolutely adore that house. I will live in that house one day.” And sure enough, that home is mine. But not for much longer… Anyway, back to my anxiety of the unknown… How long will it take to sell? How many strangers will be in my house at one time? How am I going to keep this place clean?!?!?!!?!?!!? <— that’s the big one.
But overall I am SO excited. I am so ready for a new adventure and new experiences. Obviously things won’t change drastically, it’s not like we are moving to a far away land… Husband does own a business here and what not. But I’m just ready for something different! Here’s to fresh new memories! Wish us luck! ;)