Thursday, April 9, 2009

House Update

I've received so many emails asking how the move is going, that I thought I would do a brief post here to keep everyone up to date. I know. You were just thinking how much you wished that Xandra would post about the sale of her house. It's on my mind so it must be on yours, right? Right.

So the couple who saw the house this past Sunday gave us a very good offer the next day. We made a counter-offer (I sound very experienced, don't I?) and their realtor called to see if they could come see the house again yesterday. Thank goodness I decided to make the beds and wipe down the counters before I left for work!! They had a few questions that I was able to answer through email and now we are just waiting.

Waiting for the call or email that will let us know if we have a deal or not. I've been anxiously checking my phone all day, and hoping that they agreed to our terms. Is it weird that I want to invite them over for dinner? I want to show them around the house myself, and tell them all about it. The quirks, the special things that Trevor has installed or built to make life easier and the general history of it all. I want them to know where the 100+ year old bricks that form the fireplace are from. I want them to know how wonderful it is to sit out on the deck in the early morning with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds sing.

A friend of mine said that when she moved out of her house, she left flowers and a letter for the new owners. I think I might do the same...

8 comments:

The Small Scribbler said...

Flowers and a letter, what a sweet idea. I think you should...especially because you and the house have such a history.

Kate

Lisa said...

I would want to do the same thing. I think it would be sweet to get a note and flowers from the previous owner.

Heather C said...

Umm... it may be a bit strange, but I think it sounds very sweet. :) I love it. I think the flowers and card are a wonderful idea!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I left a little gift basket for our new owners to welcome them to their new home! I hope it was well received? You are so lucky to have an offer so soon, God has a plan!

Stay Patient and Cozy,
Carrie

Mocha with Linda said...

I left a gift basket when we moved out of our house - of course, since we were moving right next door, I wanted to be sure to be extra-hospitable! LOL

I know it will all fall into place just as God wants, but the waiting can be excruciating sometimes.

Hugs!

luvmy4sons said...

Aaawh! I can hear a bittersweetness in your post...and what a lovely heart you have. I pray you are GREATLY blessed through it all!

Alana said...

I love that idea. It is hard to say goodbye a special house.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I hope that it is sold! I think both ideas sound very gracious!