Our garage starts tomorrow. We're selling almost all of our stuff: furniture, books, art, toys, clothes, tools, memories. They only stuff that we're taking to London with us is some of our clothes, pictures, a few books and DVDs, a few of Simone's toys, my bass...and that's about it. Most of that stuff is packed up and sealed in moving boxes already.
By Sunday night, we'll be sleeping on mattresses on the floor and won't have any furniture to sit on (hopefully...buy our stuff!). And by next Friday, we'll have said goodbye to our beautiful house and have moved in with Sarah's parents.
I'm officially freaking out.
First, allow me to preface this by saying that I know that our house sold a few weeks ago, but since I just started blogging, I've got to catch up...OK?
So we wanted to put our house up for sale in plenty of time to sell before we move. We were told that, within the current market, houses were selling in about 3 to 4 months. Our house sold in 4 days! Now, I know that we have a nice house (a turn-of-the-century Craftsman), and it's in a decent neighborhood, and we've done a lot of work on it (including adding on 360 sq. ft. and completely remodeling the kitchen)...but seriously, 4 days?! We put the house on the market on a Friday, and Tuesday night we had 4 offers to choose from...3 of which were over our asking price. We accepted the highest offer with the longest closing time (60 days).
Actually, even though we have to move out of our house sooner than expected, we're relieved! Trying to live in a house actively on the market is a pain in the patootie. Strangers coming and going, looking through our stuff, always keeping the house tidy...bleh. Not to mention it's one huge thing we don't have to worry about now (we certainly didn't want to have to try to sell our house while living 5000 miles away in London).
The Shears Family
PS - We realize the after living in London for a couple years, we'll probably miss the snow. All the same, we stand by our original statement. Have you not looked at the calendar, snow? Spring started over 2 weeks ago, and we're trying to get ready to move out of our house. Enough is enough.
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