The Party’s Over…..

Well it wasn’t quite a party but it was a great day anyway.  We survived the estate auction—took the auctioneers a full 4 hours to unload the house and sort and organize and get it ready to go and that was with us already unloading all that we could to the garage!!!  Suffice it to say there was a lot of “stuff” to be sold.  And sold it was !!!  Even the car was sold for a good fair price and that was the last big thing to dispose of for the trust.

So…..all in all a good day.  A little emotional for Carlton, to put it mildly, but we all muscled through and got it done. The auctioneers were good and fair, the food truck yummy, the people pleasant and respectful and at the end of the day we were tired but happy that all had gone so well.  As we close this chapter and stay in a motel room in the town where we never had to stay in a motel before we are struck by the finality of yesterday.  Chris and I will not go back to the house now.  It is out of our hands and as it goes to new owners this week we pray that they will have as many wonderful memories made in it as we had.

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  1. It seems everything from the house was sold, except for the love. I hope the new owners find it..

  2. New beginnings are on their way.

  3. Wow. Hopefully, the new owners of the house and things will make their own precious memories. I’m sure as painful as it was, it must have been a relief as well. Here’s to new beginnings and heartfelt memories!!! 🙂

  4. Oh friend, I know how hard this time was for you. I am hoping now that this is in the past, you and your family can focus on the good things ahead! Get some rest after this busy weekend! 🙂

  5. Glad to hear you got through it okay. Hope the rest of your Sunday is peaceful, Beth Ann.

  6. Helen Brown says:

    It looks like you had a good sale. I feel for you because it is hard for a while but you have many happy memories that you will carry with you.

  7. pattisj says:

    It sounds like the day went about as well as it could under the circumstances. Can’t ask for more than that.

  8. kzemek says:

    That is one huge job done that you have to feel good about! Sort of bitter sweet though, I’m sure. Glad it went so well for you.

  9. As you close one chapter, another one awaits . . .

  10. Seeing the pictures of all the furniture and all the tables makes me realize what a major event and big deal this was. I’m glad you can put it behind you now and move forward.

    • Oh yea—it was major!!! I did not show the tool tables or the garage which was filled with furniture……a lot of work but it is done!!!!

  11. An auction is tough, no doubt about it. I feel this way about the farm where I grew up as my middle brother rents out the farmhouse. We siblings no longer have that “home” to come back to.

    • I think that is why we are just kind of glad it is over and done with—–and that the house is sold. It is hard to think about someone else living there but there is more of finality and closure with a sale rather than renting it out, you know??? Even if a relative is in it is still not “home” anymore.

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