Friday the 13th….lucky or unlucky?

Today is Friday the 13th and is also the day we closed on our house that we were selling.  It was a bittersweet day with emotions that ran the gamut for me.

The day started at 6am when the cat used the litter box and made a mess all over his butt fur.  Lovely way to start the morning.  Thankfully, we made it through the cat butt cleaning process without any new injuries.  Then, I got a phone call from the realtor (my mother in law) that yesterday, the property management (PM) company checking on the house we are trying to buy discovered that the lock box was gone and the doors had been tampered with at the house.  So, the eldest and I raced out to the house to see what was up.  As I drove out there, my stomach was in knots, my emotions were high, and I couldn’t get there fast enough.  Thankfully, the house was fine.  The lock box was in place and no doors had been tampered with.  Not sure what the PM company was looking at, but I was thankful for the false alarm.  Once I got in the house and discovered that all was well, I sat on the bottom step and felt the sting of tears in my eyes.

The stress of this situation has been intense.  It all hit me as I sat there.  I sat in this house that we want desperately to be our home.  We have fought so hard to get this house.  We have no home as of 2pm today because we want this house so badly.  I realized that I just had a massive adrenaline dump and anxiety racing out to check on a house that isn’t even ours yet.

After the emotions settled down a bit, I headed back to our shop where the camper is parked.  Our home as of now.  I went in to let the dogs out and one of them (the “good” one) had peed all over the floor.  Perfect.

This afternoon, we walked through the house we are selling with the buyers.  I thought about the 7 years of memories I had in that house.  I didn’t feel sadness, but nostalgia.  I am looking forward to the next stage of our lives.  I said months ago that I would rather be homeless than not be able to buy the farm house because our house hadn’t sold.  I still feel that way.  I am glad our house sold.  I am glad we got what we were asking for it.  I am glad we are strong buyers who don’t have a contingency now.  I am glad we paid off 3 loans today.  I am glad that the stress of being a home seller is over.  I am glad the moving out part of this is done.

So, even with cat poop butt, stress that the house had been broken into, and dog pee, today was a good day.  Top it off with a few beers tonight and it is an even better day!

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