We sold our first house. It officially recorded this afternoon and is no longer our home. We bought a new house in February but due to renovations we’ve been still living at Lakeview while it was on the market. We had 5 offers on this place and bids were opened all at one time. It was quite the process. We’d been getting the house ready to sell since January 2nd.
David and I had worked hard to declutter the house and pack things away back in January. We worked on fixing some issues with it that we’d put off for too long. Our agent said that we had over 50 people come into the open house. After that we knew we wouldn’t have a hard time selling it.
For the last 7 weekends we’ve gotten up and made the 30 minute drive to our new house each Saturday and Sunday morning. We worked hard at our new house and were thankful we had Lakeview to go home to. A small, easy to keep clean house that was always waiting for us. Lakeview was once our dream house.
In 2009 we had put 3 offers on other houses that we didn’t get. We were SO excited when the offer on Lakeview was accepted. Funny thing is Lakeview closed on July 13th, 2009. We then got married on July 13th, 2013. We had no idea that that was the date we closed until I later looked up the public record. We moved into Lakeview in August of 2009. It was so fun living there. It was cute and we called it our little cottage. We loved the location. It was only about 10 minutes from my parents house so I was able to commute to work with my mom for all these years. We brought Ryder home here in 2011. We got engaged while we lived here. We planned a wedding here. We celebrated a college graduation, a job acceptance, many birthdays, and get togethers with friends.
Above all those fun, life changing events, we lived here for 5 1/2 years and it was HOME. Ryder knew this was home. He didn’t have to be on a leash while he walked out to the trash bins with me. When he was a puppy, David would walk him around the block in the morning before work and then I’d walk him around the pond. We went on lots of walks and runs with him in the neighborhood. I think it’s just weird to me that it’s not going to be our home with Ryder anymore.
I think what I’ll remember the most is our routine there. Or at least I hope I’ll remember our routine. It was easy livin’ there. Yeah, I didn’t like my neighbors. Don’t even get me started on the neighbors…besides the many neighbor issues throughout the years, it was a great neighborhood and a perfect little house for us. I doubt we’ll have such an easy place we live in again.
David and I were talking about how weird it is to shut the door on a chapter in your life. We’re so excited about our new house and the memories we’ll make there but it’s weird to know we’re never going home to Lakeview again. It’s so final. So weird to think of other people in our house. It’s good for us though. I think it’s important to experience change in your life. I’m so excited for change! It’s just also hard to say goodbye to a period in your life, too.