Saturday, June 4, 2016

Welcome to My House

Things have been a little crazy around here these days. Way back in February, we started looking at houses. While we've had nothing but an amazing experience in kindergarten at our elementary school, we know the district isn't going to work for our family in the long term. We've kept our eye on the market and decided that it was probably time to start the process. On day one of actually visiting homes that were for sale, we walked into a house that we hoped would become our forever home. There was one slight problem...the day of our visit, a big orange sign had been posted on the front door of the home...SHERIFF SALE what????? Unbeknownst to us and our realtor, the home had entered the short sale/foreclosure process. We decided to take a chance on the home and put in a bid. Our realtors warned us that banks are difficult to deal with and that we probably wouldn't get the home. We put money into inspections on a home that may never become our home. We continued to search and didn't find anything that we liked even half as much. We waited and waited and waited. The bank missed deadlines and was generally non-responsive. 

We continued to work on our current home, getting it ready to test the market. We continued to look and thought that maybe we'd wait another year. Then, all of a sudden, at the very end of April, the bank said yes. And they decided that they wanted to move fast, as the house was set to go to Sheriff Sale on 5/25. So, on 5/24, we bought a new house!  
In the meantime, our realtor worked with us to make this happen! We sell on 6/17. 
We've got a lot of work to do! I'm incredibly emotional about leaving this house behind. We built this house and turned it into a home filled with so many memories. We etched our names into the garage floor the day the concrete was poured. RC & Danielle...did the 2007 versions of us know what this house would become? We had no idea! We've celebrated holidays with family and friends. We brought our babies home here and spent many sleepless nights rocking them to sleep. We comforted each other here during times of trial and have overcome things together in the safety and security of this house. I hold dear to my heart photos of our late grandmothers, Gram Kadingo and Grandma Thompson, visiting with us here in our house, snuggling my babies. We witnessed so many "firsts" here in this house. We confronted Down syndrome during Porter's pregnancy and said good-bye to our angel baby here. We have loved and lost, conquered and overcome, risen above and grown here. This house has been amazing! This house is my happy place! This house gave us a neighborhood of playmates and some of the best friends we know. This house connected us with amazing neighbors who have been so supportive of all our kids. This house and this neighborhood will be terribly missed. To our Pimlico Farms family- you have no idea how thankful we are! 
While we're looking forward to what's ahead and we're thankful for every bit of what we leave behind, we're hopeful that our new house, new neighborhood and new school will be right where we're supposed to be. As long as we're together, we're good! We're excited to welcome our family and friends into our new house and to fill that one with amazing memories as we turn it into our home!

1 comment:

  1. Cheers to new beginnings and to your new future home! While you're leaving your old home that had so many wonderful memories, you can still hold them in your heart. But just think of all the great new ones you can make with your family at your new home! Best of luck! Thanks for sharing.