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post #1 of 29
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I really don't know how I feel about this....some of you may know that Zack and I moved back in August, and I left the neighborhood that I grew up in...but my mom and grandfather still lived there. Well, my mother and her new husband found the house of their dreams and moved in September up to Spring, Texas...about 30 minutes from me. So...eventually I knew the time would come that we had to put the house up for sell....my mother called me this morning....and I pulled this up online. The time has come and I've said goodbye to the lovely house I grew up in....it's just hard to part with it...even though I have tons of wonderful memories that were made there! Now, how about those good vibes for a quick sale?!?!?!

*If you click on all the pics underneath the pic of the outside of the house....my bedroom is the bottom pic on the left.
post #2 of 29
Aww it is sad Candie when we have to leave our childhood homes for good

My mum was the last one to live in our home after dad died, then when she passed we had to do obviously get rid of the house, but i did take pictures of it inside and out because not only was it the house where i grew up in i was also born in it as well

I remember having my last walk around the house and memories and voices of things that happend came flooding into my mind

Heres to a quick sale for it though
post #3 of 29
It's always hard letting go of a place that made you happy. I spent alot of time with my grandparents at their house, it was the most wonderful time of my childhood.Once they died the house went, but as sad as it is, nobody upon nobody can take away the memories you hold dear to your heart. Lets hope a new family has as much joy and happiness from it as you did xx
post #4 of 29
I'm sure that you have many happy memories. It's hard, though.
post #5 of 29
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Yes....I know....

I walked through it a couple of weeks back (the listing was put off until after the holidays because we want a quicker sale) and I laid down in the floor of my bedroom and tears rolled down my cheeks. I heard loud and clear my grandmother singing Happy Birthday to me....and then I heard the cries of when my stepfather passed away....and I heard the excitement of Christmas......and then the memories of Zack picking me up for dates....and him asking my mom's permission to marry me....I slowly walked to the front door, took one last look....turned and walked out. It was exactly what I needed.

post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Ashleigh
It's always hard letting go of a place that made you happy. I spent alot of time with my grandparents at their house, it was the most wonderful time of my childhood.Once they died the house went, but as sad as it is, nobody upon nobody can take away the memories you hold dear to your heart. Lets hope a new family has as much joy and happiness from it as you did xx


My grandparents built their house back in 1951...one street from this house. So, it always holds a very special place in my heart. You could go in our back yard and wave to my grandparents from across the field. When my grandmother passed in 2003, my grandfather decided he couldn't leave, so he is still there. Zack and I actually lived next door to my grandparents from 2002-8/2004. So, we were all so very close to each other. I can't imagine what will happen to my grandparents home when grandpa leaves this world. Something I don't even want to imagine actually...
post #7 of 29
Sending vibes your way. It's so hard. No one can ever take your memories away from you though.
post #8 of 29
Vibes are coming your way!
post #9 of 29
I know how hard it is. My parents moved out of the house I grew up in almost 11 years ago, so when I visit, I don't feel as if I'm coming "home". I loved that house - all solid oak doors, woodwork, and floors, a fireplace, huge windows, enormous maple trees outside in a big yard, a slate roof, and solid stone. I realize it was too big for them to keep up once we kids had all moved out and they aged, and that my parents felt they had to move out of state to help out my sister, but I really miss that house.
post #10 of 29
Good Luck on a quick sell and searing all of those memories in a special place in your heart!! BTY,, Spring is a nice town. I live in Huntsville. It is intereting to find out that so many forum members live in texas. It makes you all seem so much more real to be familiar with the state that you live in.(ps: I just realized that sounds a bit stalker-ish, didnt mean it that way,lol)
Sanctie(and Conner)
post #11 of 29
I know how it feels,
I was bawling when i left my house in australia. when i went back ot have a visit i was looking at my keys and wished they still fitted.
It was my german keys but still i wish they were the same.
THat home filled lots of memories of my friends, my neighbours, my school, all of my pets. I still havent let go of it but since im miles away it eases it up.

*sends you good vibes for the quick sell*
I would buy it if it were here in germany.
post #12 of 29
Aw, that must be rough. But think of this way - you have tons of new memories to be making!

Hopefully the sale will go well!
post #13 of 29
Wow, it really is difficult, isn't it, Candie, to leave your childhood home. So many meaningful events of your life have taken place there, and you have memories you'll keep with you forever. This is a really big step for you. Planning for a super quick sale!
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sanctie
Good Luck on a quick sell and searing all of those memories in a special place in your heart!! BTY,, Spring is a nice town. I live in Huntsville. It is intereting to find out that so many forum members live in texas. It makes you all seem so much more real to be familiar with the state that you live in.(ps: I just realized that sounds a bit stalker-ish, didnt mean it that way,lol)
Sanctie(and Conner)
Hey there! I went to Sam Houston State in Fall 2000. Huntsville is a great little town! My aunt also lives in Spring...I love it there...so I know exactly what you mean!


Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all of your thoughts!
post #15 of 29
Any news Candie? *Sending some vibes*

The house I grew up in for seven years was just gorgeous. We moved out about three years ago. I still think about that house often. I know it's hard.
post #16 of 29
Candie that is pretty sad... I know how that feels - just recently my dad finally moved out of the house the whole family had lived in for 19 years. After mum and dad split (ok I'd moved out when I was 17, but I was still back in that place on a regular basis) there was just him and my bro in the house. My bro moved out about 4 months ago... and dad left. It feels pretty wierd to go back to the town and want so much to go back to the old place, but all the locks are changed now. I miss that house. I wanted to go back for my piano, but I can't even get to it now I can just stare through a window at it - I miss my piano Good thing no-one lives there at the moment though otherwise they'd think I was wierd.
post #17 of 29
Hi Candie,

My husband's family live in Spring, Texas. We were just there for a week over the Christmas holidays:-). Sometimes it seems like a very small world.

I know this is one of those milestone moments in your life. I do hope that everything goes well for you, and you can find comfort in the lovely memories of your childhood home where ever you may live.

Kathryn
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Any news Candie? *Sending some vibes*

The house I grew up in for seven years was just gorgeous. We moved out about three years ago. I still think about that house often. I know it's hard.

We had 2 showings on it already...one which was yesterday morning and since my boss has it listed he went down there and showed it. He came back really excited because the lady really wanted it since her brother lives 2 doors down! We'll know something sometime today--I hope--if they can get the loan and if she wants to go ahead and get it for sure! I'll keep ya posted!
post #19 of 29
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Thank you Emma and Kathryn--knowing that people understand what I am going through makes me feel comforted...

post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
We haven't heard back from the people that really liked the house...

It's been two weeks and we've only had one more showing...could use some "Quick Sale" vibes here!
post #21 of 29
QUICK SALE vibes comin' at ya!
post #22 of 29
***hugs*** I know this is sad for you! What a pretty house!
post #23 of 29
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Well, great news! I forgot I had this thread...

We got a full price offer and expected to close by next Monday!!!!!!!! Thanks for the vibes ya'll!!
post #24 of 29
Candie that's great news. With everything you've had to handle this new year already.... are you glad it went so fast? Eric and I looked at a great piece of land, 2.75 acres with a view of Tiger Mountain out here in a very sunny place, and it was sold 4 hrs before we got there and our realtor didn't even know. It was on the market for 4 days.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Candie that's great news. With everything you've had to handle this new year already.... are you glad it went so fast? Eric and I looked at a great piece of land, 2.75 acres with a view of Tiger Mountain out here in a very sunny place, and it was sold 4 hrs before we got there and our realtor didn't even know. It was on the market for 4 days.
Yes, I am!!! Not sure if you've heard yet, but I am gonna get my license in May to start doing real estate also. I can do it mostly in the summers when I'm not teaching and I'll always have referrals to give people

Sorry about missing the opportunity on the piece of land...things like that happen all the time. You gotta be fast I am sure the right one will come along though!!
post #26 of 29
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Well, today was the day! The closing went smoothly and I would have to say it has helped my stress level. My childhood home...sigh...one less thing to worry about now. Congrats to my mom
post #27 of 29
Thats one hurdle crossed for you Candie!
post #28 of 29
That's really something~~~!
post #29 of 29
I just can send you a big hug candie, hope all go so well...
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