Monday, March 21, 2011

The Contract

Our Happy Home
Ten months ago, we listed our home for sale.  I had retired from work, and Cindy was homesick for Tennessee and the grandkids. 

Our Beautiful Sunrises
Although we love living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, life goes on, and we decided to make (hopefully) one more move in our life---back to the American southeast.

Our Beautiful Sunsets
I thought our home would sell quickly.  But, the week we listed our home, the economy went in the tank. Plus, the government program that offered first time home buyers an $8,000 rebate came to an end.  Thus, although a lot of people traipsed through our home looking at it, it did not sell.

Our Beautiful Roses
This can be a problem, because you have to keep your home in pristeen condition at all times.  There was a lock-box at the front door, which meant that a realtor could bring customers inside the home at any time.  There was one time that I was in the pool naked as a jaybird when a realtor showed up in front of the house.  Fortunately for them, Cindy alerted me in time and a funny situation was narrowly avoided.
Our Beautiful Pool  (With Visitors)
Anyway, after two days of haggling, we accepted an offer on our home over the weekend.  After the contract was worked out, the buyers wanted to bring their relatives by to see it.  So, we obligingly got the house spiffed up yet again for one final showing.

Our Beautiful Neighbors
The buyers showed up with their relatives---9 of them by my count---and they spent an hour inside the home.  When they emerged, they took pictures of themselves and the home on the front lawn.  I think they are emotionally attached.  I hope they are---and if they are, I don't blame them, because we have loved our home and our neighbors and our town.
Our Beautiful Church
Now, let's hope the buyer is able to get a loan!
To see Cindy's view of the weekend, visit her blog at


  1. Oh congratulations!!! I had read a comment you had left on another blog this morning about moving to Tennessee. Now I see why it might be sooner than later! I'm really happy for you. I know you will miss your men's group, your neighbors, your lives here, but it sounds like you have a wonderful life waiting for you to resume it in Tennessee. I hope all goes well on the contract!

  2. Well, thanks, Texwis. I hope the buyer can qualify for a loan. But regardless, I appreciate your continued comments on these pages and your friendship. God bless...

  3. You did a wonderful job on this blog and brought back some great memories!

  4. Hope you will be very happy in Tennessee, I enjoyed the few days I was there and wish it could have been longer,

    Loved the photo's but you will put roots down wherever you go.


  5. Well congratulations! This is very promising. I am sure the buyer was prequalified already, so they should be able to get some type of loan. Best wishes.

  6. i'm sure your grandkiddies will love having grandma and grandpa closer! wishing you all the best!

  7. I wish you all the best. Congratulations.
    Have a nice week.
    Greetings Sabine

  8. It must be a relief to have it over and done with :-). It will be nice to be closer to family. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Congrats you 2 :) The good thing about the blogs are we'll still see you when you get settled in. Hope all goes well in the move.

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  11. And that is an AMAZING SKY!!!!

  12. Wonderful news! Praying for a smooth closing. All my side of family live in Florida and South Carolina. We are in Oklahoma so I get homesick sometimes especially since I had my stroke. My husbands family is in East Texas. Keep us up to date on how things are going. Moving can be exciting! Have a great week!

  13. can i be in charge of selling your Tuesday morning chair? i feel a bidding war coming on!

  14. Congratulations and hopefully you will find a beautiful new home in Tennessee.

    Leaving friends is not so easy, but you will make new ones and thanks the Internet it is easy to stay in contact.....all over the world.

    Greetings and hugs

  15. Congratulations Clint and Cindy. Home is where your heart is.