May 17, 2010

Sold



My parent's house. I moved in the day after my 3rd birthday. I'll be saying goodbye to it the day before my 48th.

16 comments:

California Girl said...

Is this your home? Have you just sold it? It is lovely and, if so, I am guessing you'll miss it...alot. I miss mine terribly. It's been 5 months and I'm not adjusted at all.

willow said...

Congratulations! I would have bought it in a heartbeat. Bittersweet times, I'm sure.

Alistair said...

Congratulations. I hope you are happy with it.

All the best.....Al.

Giulia said...

Mixed feelings, I should think. Relief + ? = ?

California Girl said...

I just reviewed your post on my Reader and I swear I didn't see the part about it being your parent's home, etc. You are taking a step towards something different?

The Clever Pup said...

CG - I added that later. Mum died in 09, Dad in 07. I'm the executor and things are almost wrapped up.

Hels said...

Since it was your childhood home, all your memories of parents, siblings, friends, games, dinners etc will be tied up in that house. And the garden looks perfect for young children's outdoor activities.

Just before you lock up and pass the keys to the new owners, I would take a photo of each of the main rooms and garden spaces. Then put them in your photo albums of your late parents.

Bye lovely house!

The Clever Pup said...

Thanks Hels - my sentimental teenaged son has already done that including a video.

liebesreime said...

It must be hard. But your current home is the one that is prime in the heart of your son, and that is important too....

greetings to the pupchen, Beth

Ian said...

Is it a forced sale? Are the proceeds to be divided between siblings? There is no better investment than property, and that looks like a nice house.

The Clever Pup said...

Ian, I have to divide the property between my brother and I.

Ima Wizer said...

Oh my, bless your heart......

This happened to me, as well but I went back and asked to visit my old house (that I grew up in, 35 years later) and the owners allowed me inside to a gorgeous, beloved home, not as I remembered, but warm and home to me, nevertheless. I guess the muses never leave, only the furniture changes.

Geisslein said...

this house is soooo lovely! I life in the house in which my mother was born...thinking about to sell it isn´t hard...maybe someday, maybe not...I will see what will happen...but if I will sell it one day, I know I will cry a lot!

le chat said...

puppie,
Is the house located in Ottawa? I'm sure I saw it in Alta Vista or Rockcliffe? le chat

The Clever Pup said...

Oh Le Chat, you make me laugh. No, it's a small unassuming house in Parry Sound.

Poetikat said...

I'm sure it will be sad to see it go. I didn't feel that way about the suburban bungalow I grew up in in Mississauga. I was so anxious to get shot of it that I didn't care if a biker gang with a pack of Rottweilers moved in! (They didn't, by the way.)