Our house is officially the only thing left that is holding us back from the trip. We listed it with the same realtor we purchased from, after unsuccessfully trying to sell it ourselves. From the beginning, we knew we had to sell the house. Renting just isn’t an option for us. Most likely, we will not be returning to the area and we don’t want to be landlords. I don’t want to be on a beach in Thailand worrying about the furnace breaking or tenants not paying rent. Hindsight being what it is, we made a huge mistake in ever buying it. We are going to lose money. A lot of money. It is gut wrenching when I really think about it, but I try to swallow the lump in my throat and move on.
We’ve sold most of our belongings. We’ve had painters come and make things more neutral (read: boring). We’ve had a stager come and work her magic. We’ve started making the bed and emptying the dishwasher every morning. We turn the lights on when we leave for the day. Our house is feeling like less of a home and more of an obstacle every day. Maybe once we start getting showings, or any sign that it will eventually sell, i will start to feel better about things.
For now, we’re in limbo. Patience is a virtue that I don’t always have. I am trying to stay positive, but am getting a little stir crazy. Someone, anyone, please buy our house!