Saturday, August 8, 2009

House for SALE

So the BIG day has come, our house is for sale. We first moved to Lakebay when the kids were in 4th grade, 3rd grade and preschool... now they are 25, 24 and 20, time flies. Except, of course, when you are anxious.

Ken is very anxious to sell the house. He has put a lot into it, especially lately. After years of being teased about the reality of being in a home that a builder is building - ya know the cobbler and and kids with no shoes story - But in true fashion, it is time to sell so he has been busy finishing up things, even the yard! It looks great, beautiful in fact. It may actually be hard to say goodbye. I have for years been spouting that I want to live in a condo in the city, but I also admit that this has been a beautiful place to have our family for the last 15 or 16 years. It takes stepping back and looking at what our surroundings are instead of just seeing the everyday duties. Not that I am complaining, I have it quite sweet. Ken is the worker bee! I have been blessed and spoiled. There isn't much he can't do - except work on cars. But I am getting sidetracked...

Okay, so the house is on the market. We listed it about a month ago, but have had no lookers. Well we did have a brokers open that about 50 realtors came to, Ken fed them pizza from his wood fired Italian pizza oven. Hopefully one of them will bring a prospective buyer back.
The home needs just the right buyer. Someone who wants a pizza oven, a gym, a mother-in-law apartment, large sewing room, fancy office, 300' of lakefront and seven garages. If you know of anyone, let me know, only 1.5 mil.

Of course, if it does sell we will have to deal with all the "stuff" we have have filled this large home up with. That is everyones comment who comes through, "what are you ever going to do with all of your stuff" I say, sell it with all the stuff. Well except what I want to keep, which would be the artwork. But no need to worry about that yet, the time will come.

I have never been a worrier, but I do wonder what will happen, how things will play out in the future. I believe God has a plan, and just hope that we are cooperating along the way - I try.
It is strange walking toward the next phase of life, but here we come, ready or not.