Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Wednesday Update

Okay, so I expected mixed emotions and I got them :-) But overall we are happy. We sold our house, as you all probably know by now. It sold in 5 days, and we did a short escrow. So now we’re renters.

We’re still trying to let that sink in. Backstory here, Wizard and I both considered this our dream home. A lot of people might scoff at that, and that’s fine. I mean it’s not anything special, it’s not a mansion, it’s not by the beach, it’s not on a lake, but it was everything we wanted. We raised our kids here and one of the reasons we took so long to find another house is because we loved this one. We looked for years. I’m not sure our kids even believed us anymore that we would move, LOL. So we really did love this house for 26 years.

Most of the time :-) Nothing is perfect of course.

And now we’re letting it go. That’s a mental process. It’s also the right thing to do at the right time I think. Wizard and I are well and strong enough to put real effort into making the next house the home we want for this season in our life. And the people buying our house are a young couple for whom this house will be perfect for this season of their life. We truly want them to be as happy here as we have been. Hopefully we’ll meet them soon (the deal was made with relators, but now they are our landlords).

So we are renting until August 21st and **hopefully** our new home will be ready by then. It’s on track so fingers crossed. We are cutting it close, but this is the deal so we’ll figure it out if for some reason the house isn’t ready. This is something I’m putting in the “I can’t control when the house we be finished and signed off by the city so I’m not going to spend energy worrying about it now” category.

Today, Wizard and I are going to look at the slabs of granite we chose to approve it. It’s another thing I’m happy about, we have final approval on that. We can change it (supposedly) if we aren’t happy. Since granite is a natural stone, each slab varies. It’s nice to be moving forward so we don’t dwell on the past we’re letting go of. It’s time. And while the past always slips away, the memories will be ours forever.

So that’s my update. What’s the update in your life?

4 comments to “Wednesday Update”

  1. Silver James
    June 29th, 2022 at 11:19 am · Link

    Home is where the heart is. The new place will be as much yours (and the kids and grandkids/critters) as the one you are bequeathing to a new generation of homeowners. I guess I’m weird. As a kid, I lived in three houses–two of them for a matter of a couple of years, that last, the one my SiL inherited after my mother died. Technically, it was my childhood home, having lived in it from kindergarten through college graduation. I’ve owned houses. I’ve rented houses. We’ve been in this house for almost 25 years. Technically, that’s the longest I’ve lived anywhere. I could move tomorrow except the idea of sorting and packing makes me want to find a padded room and lock myself in it. LOLOL Y’all will be happy in the new place. It will be home.

    Okay. Enough of the emotional stuff. I broke down and ordered a “new” laptop. Silly, since I haven’t used the old Mac Air in over a year, but it’s so old I can no longer upgrade the OS system. The “new” one is an HP 360 Touch with 8gbs of memory. I love the idea of a touchscreen since I’m so spoiled by my desktop touchscreen. It’s a Grade A refurbised (like my desktop was) and the price had dropped to $215. I dithered because that’s like a week’s worth of groceries but I also kind of want the option to move around to a different position when Boone gets all up in my space. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    Stormy comes tomorrow for the day. Baseball Boy will meet him and Big Daddy at the golf course for lesson.

    And sadly, that’s about all that’s new in my world. That and trying to kill the fly that’s buzzing. Stormy absconded with my flyswatter the last time he was here so it’s a battle of wits at the moment.

    Crossing fingers 🤞🏼 that everything stays on track with the house and it sounds like you got it sold just in time–lower rates and inflation rates. Everything I read is that real estate is really slowing down now. Good job there! :)

  2. Viki S.
    June 29th, 2022 at 3:28 pm · Link

    I understand your mixed emotions. It’s hard letting go of what was your life and to step into your “new life.” But I am so sure you will love your new home and all will become beautiful memories.

    Harrison who is 4 1/2 got his first Covid shot Saturday and guess what? Now he has Covid. They will not be coming up for the 4th now. We’re all bummed.

    I hope you have a really nice and a relaxing afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    June 29th, 2022 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Silver, yep we will be happy. Mixed feelings are normal, and we are both looking forward :-)

    Congrats on the new to you laptop! It’s good to have options. Sometimes just changing position helps us get more creative (or editorial if needed). I hope you love it!!!

    Should be a fun day with Stormy — and maybe he can find your flyswatter, LOL!

    And thank you, I hope the house stays on track too!

  4. Jenn
    June 29th, 2022 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks I think we’ll be happy too. I rarely attach to things but this house has a lot of great memories. Still there’s new memories to be made :-)

    Poor Harrison! I’m sorry he’s sic, and for the bad timing. A few more weeks and would’ve had more immunity built up. It’s not fun. Thankfully this version of Covid is milder.

    I’m really sorry they can’t come out for the 4th. That’s so disappointing. Hopefully you guys can reschedule once he is recovered and cleared.

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