The good news is that one of our homes sold. We still owned two homes when we moved from Utah last year--one is an investment property and one was our family home. Last Friday, we closed on our old house, and I've felt a little sad about it.
Maybe I'm overly sentimental, but I feel the need to eulogize. We owned this home for 8 years. Two of my six children were born when we lived in this house. There are many memories in these walls, and we did a lot of work to make it better than we found it. So come on a journey down memory lane, if you will...
I loved this home's curb appeal and traditional lines.
I will miss all my DIY triumphs in this house, but most of all, it is the memories of my children growing bigger in our home and the sweet neighbors I loved while we lived in this neighborhood that make me feel a little sad to say goodbye.
But luckily, I get to keep my kids. As for the old neighbors I love--they are just a phone call (or a facebook login) away.
The other big upside is that now that one of our homes is sold, we have a little more scratch to do some fun DIY things around here. That certainly lessens the sting of good-bye.... :).
What about the rest of you? Do you feel sad to say good-bye to your house when you move on?