Maison Enginerd has officially sold and we are renting it for a few weeks until we can close and move to the Château. It is a race to the wire as we get ready to pack, pay the down-payment and transport everything to our new homestead. It is hard to imagine that things won’t work out but I have a few back up plans in place in case the feces hits the fan. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that. I need a win.
It was an interesting 10.5 years in this house. We used it as a home base, a safe house, a surrogate home for interns and new hires and as an entertainment venue. Barbecues, boxing matches, birthdays and even our impromptu civil wedding reception was held on its grounds. These memories were outweighed by the losses; the baby room that went painted and unused, the many fights about things that don’t matter anymore and the layoff notices. The place became too small to contain our dreams. It didn’t have enough space to house the new version of us. All that experience made us grow so much we needed more room to breathe and expand our hobbies. Compound miter saw, anyone?
I’d be lying if I said I was going to miss this place. I’ve been over it all for so long. This was the fresh start that we needed, an opportunity to unload all our baggage and simplify what we needed going forward. Between the walls that had to be painted last minute and the additions/deletions to get it ready for the new owners, it stopped being a home a few months ago and became more of a project. Nothing that I did to make this place more livable matters anymore. It no longer serves us. In time my husband will understand that it didn’t feel like our place anymore.
A few more days and our new adventure continues. I think it begun when I got the layoff notice. That was the wake up call that prompted me back into action. After all, the only person that can keep their own promises is oneself. So now I am this close to realizing another goal: customizing a home to our/my liking. Zero compromises with this place, all win-wins. I won’t be fooled by my partner’s reluctance. That new BBQ deck will be reward enough for him. 🙂
We’ll keep you posted!