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Tuesday, April 28, 2015



It is time for a house update!! 

It has been a whirlwind of activity, and our heads are spinning. After getting 7 over asking bids on our home within the first week we chose one offer, and now our home is……………

It has been a flurry of activity, both mental and physical.

We are busy, purging, packing, and storing our belongings.

One can sure collect a lot of , “Stuff!” when living in the same home for 37 years.

I have found the purging to be much easier than I had anticipated, and have found it to be very freeing. It feels good to know what is in the boxes in the corners, in the dark.

There have been moments of exhaustion, excitement and bitter sweet moments of tears along the way.

Basically an emotional roller coaster, but we are surviving it all.

It is funny how you will run into something that was in a box that you have not seen for awhile, and the tears will come so unexpectedly. 

For instance when I opened a box, and found this little guy……

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This is "BINGO", he is a talking bear that giggles, and ask questions, and is always ready for a hug and ask for hugs frequently.

When I found him I immediately started crying. I told my hubby I had to take a moment. 

So I took Bingo inside, and held him and cried for a bit, and smiled about all the family memories with Bingo in our family.

Years ago my youngest son asked for Bingo for Christmas, and I debated on getting him because I knew he would soon out grow the stuffed toy phase, and Bingo was priced at a price that was a bit expensive for our Christmas budget back in the day.

I have a very dear friend that told me, “For God’s sake get him the bear, it is the only thing he has asked for, for Christmas!” She was right, as she usually is, so I bought the bear for our youngest son.

Little did I know that Bingo would give our entire family so much pleasure. We have all enjoyed hugging him, and making him ask questions, and we answer him too!!

He even entertained our Grandchildren, and to this day if any of our family members see Bingo, they will giggle, pick him up, and make him talk.

So for now Bingo will wait in his special box for the arrival of Great Grandchildren where he will emerge, and make them giggle, squeeze, and answer questions with their parents, Grandparents and Great Grandparents.

So when you think of me today just think of me up to my eye balls in boxes ….

bubble wrap and boxes

and getting very creative with bubble wrap….

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My casual look!

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For more formal affairs!




Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

That was quick...ill cross my fingers and say a prayer that everything goes smoothly...now where are you going to go?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats! How wonderful to have multiple offers.

Debbie said...

Congratulations!!! OMG! I would be a basket case if we were moving from our home and we have only been there for 25 years. Good luck!!!

Sue said...

So happy for you that your home sold so quickly. Houses on the market are no fun to live in. But you are teasing us, with no clue where you are going:-)
Best of luck finishing your packing.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Such good news. I am glad you are keeping "Bingo". Smart move.
Can't wait for the next update.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Omg thst was fast The homes are selling fast- you're the 2nd one I know that sold really quickly! We kept a few treasures ofnthemkids too- I know what you mean about the emotion it brings out. Congrats and best wishes on finding what you want!

La Dolfina said...

I can't believe this is happening!!!
Please call me
Where are you going?
How bout Alameda?

Victoria said...

Congratulations, Kathysue. Multiple offers...I guess that is what living in California is like. It would never happen in Florida where there are more houses than buyers.
Such a sweet story about Bingo. Moving on has it joys and sadness, but once you are in your new home, you will have all the joy you need: a healthy, loving husband and family.
XOXO, Victoria

designchic said...

Wow, Kathysue, multiple over offers…that's amazing! So thrilled for your new venture, but not envying your packing…what a job!

Merlin said...

"There was a farmer who had a dog, And Bingo was his name o"....franki


Of course it sold that quick! I would be so sad leaving my house....not sure how you are doing it!

Donnamae said...

Congrats! We've lived in our house for 32 years...I can't imagine leaving! But, I'll be thinking of you surrounded by bubble wrap! So...where are you going?? ;)

Karena said...

Kathysue, congratulations, wow 7 over asking offers is astounding!! Well, of course your home is perfect!! Keep us updates and come visit my site....

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Unknown said...

Congratulations...it is no surprise that your adorable home that has been so well maintained sparked a bidding war. Cant wait to see where you land.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Congrats! Best of luck on your new, exciting chapter of your life.

Debby said...

I envy you. we had our house for sale from July to December and no offers. We have now been on the market two months and still nothing. It is an emotional roller coaster for sure. I want it to end so I can start packing.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...multiple offers over asking is amazing...Congrats!...They are truly getting a house well loved and cared for and it shows, so it is no surprise that you have so easily sold it. Loved the story about Bingo. Glad you are saving it for the future generation....My granddaughter loves playing with her daddy's toys....So excited for you!!!