Friday, March 14, 2008

A Chapter Ends

Our days as homeowners are over. Last night, around midnight, we packed the last of our belongings into a van and the Jeep and left the house one last time.

We had a three day marathon of 15-16 hour days, driving back and forth, unloading and getting more of our accumulated stuff. We discovered a wonderful neighbor on one side who blew us away with, well, neighborliness, something we so sorely lacked at the most recent abode. The neighbor on the other side is nice, too.

As I'm without bandwidth at the new house for the moment, I'm giving a photo essay with some brief descriptions. I'll blog about the experience offline and add it later. (The Buffalo Wild Wings Southwest Dippers pack a nice bite, btw.)


The last soak in the awesome tub. It was nice having such a roomy tub. The only thing missing that would have made it perfect was a Jacuzzi. (Something I pointed out to Jill when she used the same builder a few years later.)


The party shower stall. You can't tell from this picture, but you probably could fit four people in there and still have room. It was great to not bang elbows while showering. Always a plus when you're a klutz.


Master bath in the daylight. This builder was smart in the size of the master suite. I loved that we could leave the ironing board out. Too bad it was typically piled high with my clothes.

The view from the breakfast nook. I loved the airiness, but realize now that open floor plan translates into wasted square footage. This kitchen was great (except for the sucky oven you see there.) More cabinets than even the house in Maryland.

View from the front door. According to the bank liaison, most foreclosed homes are left a wreck. It's not their fault this happened, so we did our best to clean up before we left.

View from the hallway to the boy's room and bathroom. Whoever gets this house will eventually HATE those track lights for blinding them.

Bye bye, house. You gave us some great memories.

6 People talked back:

daysgoby said...

Thinking of you today...and hoping you have a good night's sleep tonight in your new abode...

projectmommy said...

What a beautiful house. I'm so sorry you had to leave it. I hope you will post photos of the new house. You guys did an excellent job of cleaning up. My thoughts are with you.

Joyce-Anne said...

I am sorry for your loss. We will miss visiting you guys there. But, we will come and visit you in Lakeland. :-)

paulangg said...

Good wishes for making new memories!

Rebecca said...

I'm sorry you had to leave your home...

Mike Golch said...

that is a great looking home,sorry that you had to leave it.I know we would be hard pressed if we had to leave.We have been living here for 20 years now.my how time flys when you are haveing fun.