It is the last day – the day before we leave for good – never to return here again.
In my post ‘Home For Sale‘, I wrote the following –
I will admit, as much as I am excited about moving forward, I am somewhat sad about leaving this current home. 13 ½ years, this house we have called home. I still remember seeing this home and walking through the front door for the first time. It only took a few minutes and I told Gary “This is it, this is the one!” We had previously spent months viewing properties and this one immediately stood out and I knew it would be our home.
In today’s post, I write the following –
Tomorrow is the day the new owners take possession of this house, our home for the past 13 ½ years. The house is empty except those items that we are leaving behind for the new owners.
I can remember back to that year we bought our home; Halloween, October 31st, the papers were signed. Prior planning included some painting to take place before we moved into our new home. Gary and I were living in an apartment complex where we met someone that we hired to paint a couple of the rooms in our new home. The painting was to start that Halloween day. Gary and I were very excited about the new home, the new chapter we were starting and making the house a home; making it our home.
We checked in on the painter that evening and to our surprise not much had been accomplished, and what was completed so far; was a mess – it was a very bad job. And then there were the beer cans everywhere and the total lack of attention to being careful with someone else’s belongings. The painter was fired on the spot and there Gary and I sat with a partially painted room in an empty house that was to become our home. I sat there and remembered back to a time when I was younger and helped my dad with renovating his rental properties. I performed all sorts of jobs including painting! I told Gary, I can do the painting, and that I did.
That first night Gary and I stayed up all night painting a couple of rooms. They turned out beautiful and Gary was thrilled and amazed at the quality paint job I did. Little did I know at that time, I would eventually paint the whole house with some rooms being painted twice!
So 13 ½ years later, the last day is here – the day before we leave for good – never to return here again.
The new owners are painting, this I know – they will make it their home, with their colors.
While we were here we made it our home with our colors.