Weepy about the house…


Wow! Today,(Wednesday) I work at 12:00. So I got up at 6:00 and started boxing up the last remaining miscellaneous stuff that needed to be gotten out of the house so that the painters can do their job with as little in the way as possible. We also scheduled a Salvation Army pick up . The last remaining furniture that we couldn’t give to friends or family is sitting out on the curb waiting for a ride. The house is empty except for the few pieces of our furniture the stagers want to use. And the painters should be able to do their job without much in the way. At 10:00 we have yet another meeting with potential realtors, deep sigh. This is the first time I’ve been through the selling of a house and I must admit, it is not for the faint of heart. Especially given the fact that we have so much invested in this house, not only financially but emotionally as well.
45 minutes later…
We just finished our meeting with the realtors and I imagine I looked like a deer in headlights to them! At one point, I must admit I was holding back tears. I can’t really explain why I had this sudden burst of emotion talking about the best strategy to sell this house with two practical strangers who really only care about making money. ( well, I’m probably being a bit harsh, they are very nice people.) Don’t worry, I’m certain no one sitting at the table could even tell I was experiencing an internal burst of emotional upheaval! Well, It’s all part of the process and I am marching along , maybe a tiny bit weepy but it will pass. I have been expecting the unexpected and I must admit I feel a bit surprised by this sudden burst of emotion about the house, Darn it! Yet another part of the Adventure!

About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

5 responses »

  1. i would think that’s a very-normal feeling and a very sobering one. sort of like a bride or groom just before showtime! you’re finishing one chapter and have a book of blank pages.. sharpen your pencil and get ready to start writing the next chapter.. and the next.. and the next! who knows, you might find that one of those chapters takes you to the equator one of these days!
    for sure i will see you or at least talk to you via phone when i visit my friend barb in panama city!

  2. Oh Holly,
    Home is where your heart is….you have so much to look forward to, you will be with the love of your life, your best friend. A new house is in your future, but more importantly, something you have worked so hard for…..we love you so much and will miss you dearly, but you have wanted this for so long…..

  3. This whole process will be fraught with emotion – you have roots in your home, your community, your business, your friends and family. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and believe in your vision. You and Scott are on the verge of living your dreams. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. We are cheering for you!

  4. And…you’ll likely as yourselves what the heck you’re doing over and over again. Frightening isn’t it? Yes, onward and upward! Eye on the prize!

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