Good morning friends! Aren’t you glad Monday is over? Who has a 4 day work week? I think I shall declare one for myself, HA yeah right. I work 7 days a week. Just not all day. So, I have been holding in some news that I didn’t want to say out loud until it was finalized, but we signed the papers this afternoon so I can FINALLY say, we sold our old house in Madison, MS! After being on the market since September, after many price drops, open houses, and a realtor switch, it finally sold!
So, I must be honest, it is bittersweet. WHAT? bittersweet you say? I know I know, I have been complaining about trying to sell this thing for almost a YEAR. I just happen to be one of those really sentimental people and well, this sounds SO dumb, but I didn’t get to say goodbye. The last time I was there was March, my mom and I went to deep clean it after all the furniture was moved out. I didn’t think twice about it because I knew I would be back…but I haven’t been. YES my new house is awesome and I feel so blessed, but there is something special about a first house as a married person. It was small, but it was ours. We had SO many great memories in that house. (I am so totally going to start crying!)
I can still remember when it was being built, the first time we got to see it when it really looked like a house. We were SO excited, pure bliss, taking pictures, looking around, not believing it was going to be ours.
don’t I look excited? this was about July 2006, so 5 years ago!
I know this is so random, but the day we moved in, I remember our first night, my parents were there, and my dad was helping Bobby set the floodlights to point the right ways. I was so excited to unpack all my things where I wanted them to go in MY house!
and I also remember how well we kept up our yard in the beginning. It was beginning of October, so it was nice and cool. We would go into the yard every evening and walk around, pulling up EVERY single weed. That didn’t last but a few months though ha!
ours trees and bushes look so small!
One other reason why it is bittersweet is because well, we technically lost money on the house. We got to the point where we were ready to be done with it so we could get a mortgage on our new home, so we kept dropping the price, something others for sale were not as willing to do. So, the new owners got it for a steal, but at least it is sold, right? Could have been a LOT worse for sure.
I guess in a way it is a good thing I didn’t get to go back and say goodbye, because I think it would have been harder. I guess it’s better this way. I will always look back fondly on our four years on Kenzie drive, and am so glad I have a ton of pictures to help me remember. I pray that the new owners have their own new, special memories in her that they can one day look back on with fondness.
enough sappiness ok? Yesterday I went to the gym and did 5 leg machines, then proceeded to run 3.1 “easy” miles. I was very impressed that my “easy” pace after working my legs out until they were jello was still just above a 10:15 pace. very exciting!
Today I am not sure what I will do for a workout, my OTHER knee has been hurting (not IT band hurting though just started a couple days ago) so I am icing and may just do arm weights and cross training today.
QOTD: Are you in your first home? If not do you remember your first owned home? I hope you have great memories like mine!
Congrats! Its a blessing to have it sold I’m sure. I can’t image selling our first house. It was tough to leave our first apartment when we bought our house. I’ve sworn up and down that I will never sell our current house. I want to die here.
haha too funny. It was really hard, but knowing we are in God’s will makes it a little easier!
Megan (@runningtoprize) says
Yippee! How nice to finally have that weight off your shoulders. I know the feeling of moving into your first house – and can imagine the sentiment if we move. (We are always dreaming of our ‘next’ house – but who knows when that will happen!) Now it’s time to make memories in your new home!
Congrats on selling, what a relief!
Yay, very happy for you! I know this is a huge weight lifted off your shoulders.
I’m weird and don’t get very attached to houses. My parents sold the house I grew up in when I was 25 and it still doesn’t bother me. I only miss my grandparents’ house, but that’s only because it was on the beach!
very big weight! thanks!
Thats so funny how I asked on the boards yesterday if you sold your house yet.. Congratulations!!! Must be a relief.. I remember our townhouse when we just got married we leased before we bought our first home. It was bittersweet to leave the first house you lived in as a newlywed couple
haha Christina! when you said that I was like “I dont want to ignore her but I am posting about it tomorrow!” LOL! we signed papers yesterday afternoon, so good timing!
Congratulations on selling your house! Now you can fully move on and simply enjoy your new house! We watched our first house be built too…we still live in it today – almost two years. But – we are already thinking about moving to a better community that would be good to raise a family in and we are looking at other developments that would be perfect for us. Congrats!
i remember selling our first home. we were in austin, tx and wanting to move out to california so we were super excited when it sold but when we actually packed up and left, it was a little sad. its like saying goodbye to that part of your life.
Exactly. Especially if you are moving to a new town. What made yall move to California? Just wanted to go?
Congrats on the house sale! I know that must have been a long, stressful wait. We are still in our first home, and I imagine it will be bittersweet too when we sell it.
Congrats!!! Your first house was beautiful btw!!! We just bought our first house/condo. it is crazy, scary and exciting all at the same time.
Congrats on the sale!! Definitely a feeling of relief for you, as hard as it is to say good bye. I was the same way with our first house; we moved after living there for almost 15 years. We only moved 5 miles and my daughter is still “best friends” with our former next door neighbor. I have to take a deep breath every time I drive her to/from her friend’s house because I still have a hard time driving by “our” house…. PS LOVE our new house, new neighborhood, cul de sac and friends. It’s just that there were so many memories there, you know? But we’re making lots of new memories here…!!
Congrats on the sale of your house! Do you feel a little lighter now? Leaving a place with lots of memories is always sad. I MAY have cried for 45 minutes before leaving my college apartment…sniff. It feels like you’ll lose the memories. The good thing is, though, that the memories get to come with you, to your new house:) I hope your other knee stops hurting quickly!
Congratulations. You do need to be able to move on. It will become a distant memory as history always does. I did not look back at either of our previous 2 houses we sold. I don’t even get the urge to look at them when passing on the road. I am not saying this will happen to you but you do need to remember it for what it was. Don’t go back to see what has change as this could upset your memories. JUST REMEMBER 🙂
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
Yay! How exciting! Although I understand the bittersweet side to it as well. I will be so happy when we finally move to a more updated place (ha – like 10 years from now!) but it will be hard to leave the first home we had as a family.
Oh my…we are selling our house right now. My husband has lived in it for about 13 years and I’ve lived in it for 8 years…I know it will be super hard to say goodbye…but I am excited about our new chapter in our lives! But I know my next house is it…selling a house is a pain!! 🙂
yes, the new chapter is def always exciting! your house is so cute!
Ok…I did post a comment last night or so I thought! It must have disappeared! I said that I liked y’alls video so much better than video #1….and I can’t remember what else I said…..hahaha
Im a nerd. It’s ok. :0) You’re the friend of a nerd! LOL
thought I remembered seeing that…dont know what happened!