Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It's official!

Well, after much packing, dusting, lifting, vacuuming and driving (not to mention VERY little sleeping), Travis and I have officially moved out of our house and are living at Grandma's (amidst mountains of boxes with small trails throughout). We closed on our house yesterday and turned over the keys (the garage door openers) to the Albanians.

I'm not going to lie, I've got MAJOR anxiety about them changing anything in the house, or more specifically, in the yard. Logically I know that it's no longer our house and they're free to do with it as they see fit. Emotionally I think "What the hell is wrong with you?! Don't tear out my trees!! And you're thinking of getting rid of my roses?!? But they're starting to look so pretty! Just step away from the bushes! Go back to Albania if you want to start changing things, but here at the Former Tabbal Residence, the YARD WILL STAY THE SAME!!!" Yes, dear friends and family, I'm aware that this is not reasonable. Best part is that I don't even know that they're going to change anything. But they MIGHT. And that thought is more than I can handle. We worked so hard on making the yard pretty and homey, and yes, even more marketable for when we were ready to sell, but come on! Don't go changing stuff! Buy as is, man!!!

Now we're off to Hawaii for 10 days. WOO HOO!!! It's going to be interesting to see if we can find all the stuff we need to take with us, but even if we don't, I've heard from a reliable source (the girl that got back from Hawaii today) that there's a WalMart on Oahu, so anything we forget, we'll buy. Anything we can't buy, we'll steal. KIDDING!!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Ok, as unreasonable as it sounds, I was the same way about our house we sold in Gilbert! And let me tell what may be in store for you...we actually stalked the house several times after we moved to see if anything was changed. And you know what? Those bastards removed the tree that we had planted in our front yard for our baby!! Can you believe it?!? Be prepared. And afraid. It is going to happen.

Oh, and congrats on your closing and going to Hawaii! It is very awesome there, and I am sooooo looking forward to your posting here upon your return - very SOON after your return! :)