17 November 2008

SOLD !!!!!

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Yes, that's right the house is SOLD. The buyer came up by $20 grand to buy it. They went back for a second time to make sure. They were thinking of buying another home, but opted to not purchase that house and purchase ours instead.  

So, a chapter in our lives is now closing. And sometime in the future, some other family will have memories to share. I am sure the house will be different in appearance some day and it's not to far away that I can't go buy and visit it from afar from time to time.

It's been a long haul for me. As the Executor of the Estate and doing all that was expected and then finally the house, it's an end to a lot of sleepless nights. 

Thanks to all that prayed about this and sending good thoughts out, it really helped. 

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She's Gone Fishing said...

Funny the first song that started playing on your blog was The Promise!!! Thank you God for your promise and this gift of life we had inside this house with Harry and Maxine.

The house of many roofs I call this journey....now many emotions and a sadness returns that fills my heart again and how do you prepare for finishing a chapter like this? Losing our parents and now this sale seems like a death as well, another passing of sorts...that big heavily used oak front door never to be opened again by Glenda and I. Did we really spend that many years in that house...and where did all that time go and now I want to go back and live it all over again. Too many memories for a brain to hold on to and remember and now it's over, it's over. Our parents gave us that house of memories, we take what we wanted of those memories and stored them safely inside our hearts to replay over and over if we want or just to remember a single moment briefly then let it go. I wish Glenda and I could go back to the 2 weeks it took us to go through every inch of that old house and unfold our lives again and cry again, remember again, laugh again, scream again and be ever so grateful we had the parents we had and how they had built a life day by day, minute by minute for over 50 years for us, with us. Minutes full of details that we'll need for life that we kept locked inside not knowing we'd someday need them... and maybe we still haven't tapped into some of them. All of it important and crucial to start our own lives and we knew one day we would be without them both and we'd be okay...I knew we'd be okay now. As I grow older now without them both I see my momma in me, and the way I do things and I find great comfort in that. I see my daddy in me in my artistic talents and yes sometimes his temper and I'm okay with that too.
The house now is slipping away from our reach forever and it was a house in need of attention for sure, and those 5 words "A roof over your head" has taken on a new meaning now and a truth more than ever before in me. Because Daddy always made sure it had a good roof on it and though the body of the house was in dire need of upgrading, daddy always made sure his family had a roof over their heads and that's what is most important now and that's all that really matters. You can fill a home with expensive stuff and lots of it, but what is most important are the people in that house. That's how I'll remember that old MacGregor that was built in the 30's that protected many families in many ways. A safe place to grow up in because they loved us and kept us safe under that roof of many invisible layers. The more layers it had the safer we became until one day we didn't need protecting any longer..we had grown up and now it's time to say farewell.
What lies ahead, nobody knows and whatever happens tomorrow is a gift so live right now and like Trace Adkins sings..."Your gonna miss this" so relish every minute and embrace it right now.
Thank you blogger gals for your energy out to the universe and you played an important part in this too and more than you'll ever realize...there is strength in numbers that creates more energy that keeps mulitplying with every thought.
You promised to keep us in your prayers and it worked out and Glenda and I thank you for being a part of this with us and we'll be there for you if you need us and all you have to do is ask.
God Bless every one of you as we have been blessed!!!

Joy said...

Congratulations, Glenda! I know this must be a huge relief.

Margaret Cloud said...

I am very happy for you.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Glenda!
I'm so thrilled for you!! Oh how relieved you must be to have this over with! What a huge burden you had on your shoulders through all of this.
No one is even looking at houses in this area of the country. We haven't had a showing for weeks. The real estate agencies are starving for some business activity. We have a fabulous agent and she is so frustrated with the market. So we keep praying a miracle will happen and someone will buy our house! What else can we do? Please keep us in your prayers.
Again I'm sooo very happy for you!!
Hugs, Sherry

Cherry's Jubilee said...

So glad that is a burden off your shoulders. I hope you are able to celebrate! Cherry

Joy said...

Oh hey Glenda, by the way, I wanted to mention that I love your beautiful "G" in your profile!

Thanks for thinking of me in regards to your parents' upright piano. Who was the manufacturer? I am enamored with them. Hoping to find one around the Ann Arbor area to keep the moving costs as low as possible. I check craigslist and ebay pretty much every day. The hunt can be kinda fun. :o)

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Just in time for the Holidays...what a blessing.

I am so happy for you. I know it has been a long journey and now you can rest:)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I think you need to kick up your heels and celebrate! It must feel so good although I'm sure it's a little bittersweet and the same time since it belonged to your parents.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am getting ready to close one last account as the executor of my grandfather's estate. He has now been gone over a year and it was a tremendous amount of work. Blessings to you for taking on this monumental task.

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