30 hours.

Monday, June 30, 2014

After just 30 hours on the market, we sold our house. The process was fast and furious and involved a lot of time at Chick-fil-A and our friends' house to pass the time during showings. But it only lasted for two days, so we really can't complain.

We all know people whose houses don't sell for months, and that reality was definitely on our radar. So we don't take it for granted for a second that God so abundantly answered our prayers for a quick and seamless sale. (I don't want to jinx anything, but at this point, we plan to close August 1. We obviously have a whole lot to do - like finding a new place to live and moving - before then.)

So if I had to rank the things I'll miss about this house, it would go something like this:
1. Our neighbors
2. The garden
3. The actual house

I think because the garden was one of the few things we really invested into this place, it's a bit of a bummer to leave it behind. But thankfully, we still have a month to enjoy a little more of its fruit.

Here's what we've grown (and all from seed!):
Kale
Snap peas
Green beans
Zucchini
Tomatoes (two kinds)
Carrots
Bell peppers
JalapeƱos
Cucumbers

To say I planted things too closely together is a major understatement. It looks like a jungle, but at least it's all growing! And sometime in late summer, the new owners will have to dig the carrots out from under the tangle of cucumber vines.
Thanks again for your prayers and encouragement during this crazy transition. It's been a privilege to take big steps of faith and watch God unfold miracles before our eyes. 

3 comments:

  1. Did you have a bidding war?

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    1. Nope - no bidding war, thankfully (that made us a little nervous, having to possibly negotiate without a realtor on our side). We had one offer, we countered, and they accepted our counter.

      We also had a potential second offer, but they didn't submit in time to be in the running - and it was much lower, anyway.

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    2. I truly believe in for sale by owner. You must educate yourself for it to go smoothly. My son is a realtor and says it will never work. But you have someone who is even better than a realtor on your side. And many prayers from your online friends. So happy for you.

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