HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Thursday, April 3, 2014

THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER HOME ......START TO FINISH


Tuesday, November 19th,  MC and I proceeded  to write a  Contract on the new home in Grayson, contingent on the sale of the BLH!

We had no idea we would be making such a decision that day!!!  Surprised us both!  We were not prepared and MC made a trip to the bank to get a check so we could write the deposit!

In the end, it made sense because there was only one house left that was the Model we preferred.  If we sold the BLH quickly, we wanted a place to go!     Linda had put the house on the market the week before.

 Within a three hour period,   the contract was written ,  wood flooring, cabinetry, outdoor lighting, brick color, wall paint color, hardware and carpet were all chosen!!!!  Did it all!!!  Having worked as a New Construction Realtor for many years, helping  buyers choose their colors, etc. really came in handy that afternoon!

Meg Thompson, the Site Agent, was  very helpful and Linda, our Agent, was a Godsend!  MC had no idea what we were choosing.  He stayed out of the process entirely!   He left it up to me, saying he knew I would choose wisely!!!

At six o'clock we were on the road on our way to celebrate at Macaroni Grill!!!  Linda treated us to a fabulous meal and a bottle of wine!

The day was unbelievable.  I guess when something is right, it's meant to be!

NOW ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS SELL THE BLH!!

We had Thanksgiving, our Home on the Sun City Holiday Tour, Christmas and New Years ahead of us!  The time went by very quickly! 

The construction of our new home  continued.  We made weekly trips to see the progress.

On January 14th,  a charming couple from Florida, drove up to see the house.  The next afternoon, the 15th, they wrote a Contract contingent on the sale of their home in Florida.

Long story SHORT.......they sold their home and we  closed on our HAPPILY EVER AFTER HOME  last Friday, March 28th.  The movers unloaded all our "stuff" that afternoon!  Saturday, March 29th I had unpacked 60 boxes and the kitchen was fully operating!   We still have pictures, mirrors  to hang and lots and lots of projects.

I'm sure you want to SEE some pictures.  I have a few, surprise!

PICTURES DURING THE FOUR MONTHS OF CONSTRUCTION


 





UNFINISHED ATTIC....A HUGE BONUS





Now you have an idea of  our doings over the last four months.  We have been busy!
The success of the sale of the BLH was ALL DUE  to our FABULOUS REALTOR,
LINDA HILLEY!! 
  Without Linda, none of the above would have come to be!



MC AND ME
 TURNING OVER OF THE KEYS 
TO THE BLH 
TO BONNIE AND RUDY


and

THE CLOSING ON THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER HOME


MC AND PATTY'S  HAPPILY EVER AFTER HOME

Now....the EPIPHANIES begin!




21 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you and MC. How exciting to move into a new place! I remembered when we bought our first home, we regularly make rounds during the construction process as well to make sure everything was alright. Looking forward to see the finished interiors!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  2. We are getting to be old Pros at this!!! This is house #36! It's hard to believe, but since we were married in 1959 we have lived in 36 homes.

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  3. I can't wait to see what you do here, Patty!

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    1. We have quite a lot of ideas. Should keep us busy for a long, long, time!

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  4. AWESOME! Can't wait to come see it! I need to get through this summer, and then we can plan a visit :) The ONE thing I am thinking (based on our also recent selling home experience) is that there there were great realtors on BOTH ends to get the homes SOLD in the time needed! Just SUPER!

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    1. A Great Realtor is GOLD!!!! It is so important to find a Realtor that will work for you!

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  5. Very pretty! I hope it is everything you want.

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  6. Very pretty! I hope it is everything you want!

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    1. We are very happy Anne, Thank you for all your support.

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  7. Patty, it is GORGEOUS!! I am so happy for you and MC!!

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    1. Thank you so much. We are dancing all over the place!

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  8. OH boy....that is what I do when I run out of blogging material! Buy a new house:) Can't wait to go on this journey with you both!!!

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  9. Congratulations! Good luck to you and MC.

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  10. I'm so happy and excited about seeing what you have in store for us to read about. It looks gorgeous and congratulations to a real sweetheart of a couple.

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    1. Thanks Naz, we are really excited about making this our special place!

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  11. So excited for both of you ~ I know you're going to have so much fun putting injecting your personality into your new home!

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  12. It is amazing, Patty - a whole new house for epiphanies!! Can't wait to see what you do!!

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    1. They are starting.....MC will be busy for years to come....He works a little slower these days!

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