11 December 2009

I am no longer a homeowner.

Let the rejoicing commence.

Thus far, my rejoicing includes bringing delicious baked treats to work and going out for a delicious sushi lunch. Tonight, there will be wine.

24 comments:

OTRgirl said...

Wow. Just read the last three posts. Congratulations! That must be such a relief.

Yet, I feel sad for you, too. As you said, the house where your life with John occurred is now 'gone'. That's an additional level of loss. I'm sure I'll feel very strange when/if my Dad finally sells the house. It helped to be there to clear it out and say goodbye then, but it will still be weird when it's finalized.

And the burst pipe! UGH. That sounds dreadful. What a hassle in the middle of SO many other house hassles of late. I still can't believe they expected you to cough up $5000 at the drop of a hat. OUCH.

Anyway, I'll lift a glass in your direction tonight. Onward and upward, my friend. You're doing an amazing job.

Goddess in Progress said...

Cheers!

Jen said...

Delicious! Congratulations.

Aimee said...

Congratulations on the sale!

And ditto what OTRgirl said.

cv said...

Mazel Tov.

beyond said...

joy (even with a touch of melancholy on the side) is a very good reason for celebratory wine. congratulations!

Vodka Mom said...

Pour me a glass. I'll be RIGHT over.


xoxox

liz said...

Yay!

Christine said...

Hooray! That must be such a relief.

fairlysar said...

Congratulations! Somehow, I feel relieved now that the house is sold, even though I live hundreds of miles away and it wasn't my house. Nevertheless. I'm glad it's not your problem anymore, either.

Paula said...

Congrats!

Linda said...

YEAH!!! Glad that is over with. Life's little (and not so little) dips really make you appreciate "the norm". Have a great Christmas!

carosgram said...

Bring on the wine!!!!

comebacknikki said...

Yay! :)

Janice said...

Oh yes! Have wine. Lottsa wine!
Congratulations on the road to non homeownership.

Angela said...

Congratulations! Glad you are celebrating.

amyinbc said...

As sad as it may be the house is sold but a step or two forward for you and yours.

Had you wanted to stay in it you would have but you didn't. You moved on and put it up for sale.

Know you are mourning the memories in that home but it is time to move on; as you very well have demonstrated.

You are a strong woman/mother Snick and power to you!

Diana said...

Congrats!!! That is fantastic news!!!

Sandy said...

Congratulations! That's good news.

Roads said...

It's funny -- because you started this transition quite some while ago, and yet the moment when it happens still feels momentous.

I read your post about selling the only place you lived in with John and the twins together. It hurts, and I can remember how that feels.

All I can say is that you are where you need to be now. bad stuff happens from time to time, and, as you say, having been dumped on a lot in the past offers no immunity going forwards -- when life's little irritations want to strike, they surely will.

For all those reasons, that's why you need to be where you need to be. As one door closes, another one opens, and I have absolutely no doubt in that.

Now the old home is not bound to you by ownership, perhaps the new place will feel more like home now, and I'm sure you'll feel properly rooted in your new life like never before. Attagirl!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Such great news!

Twwly said...

Congratulations!

winecat said...

Congratulations, but ouch on the $5000, it must feel like you're paying them for the house instead of the other way around.

I hope the wine was very good.

Al said...

Congrats, Sis!