Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let's Talk About Change!!!

I haven't blogged in a while and part of that is because my Mom was here visiting for two weeks. We did all sorts of things including looking at houses. Not for me but for my parents. They put their house on the market in California and we were just seeing what was out and about in Tucson. It has been on the market several times in the last 4 years but nothing ever came of it. This time they have had more people look at it in the first 2 weeks then probably the last 4 years combined. And then the offer came in. THE HOUSE SOLD! It has gone from "someday" we might come live by you in Tucson to "it looks like this is it!"

Of course we looked at house after house finding nothing up to her specifications. Single level, living room and family room, not trashed, and not squished in between 2 other houses. We might have found a couple if it were not for the "not trashed part". You do have to wonder in some of these houses how the children colored so high on the walls and if they touched the wall with dirty hands EVERY time they walked down the hallway. So, we found nothing....until.

Until what you ask? Until we walked around the corner from my house. Literally 3 houses down and one street over. An empty, brand new, smaller home. It's on a corner and the lot is huge. All of a sudden the idea of my mother moving in to a home that I can see from my back yard got a little crazy. 7 hours is the closest we have ever lived to family (oh wait at USU we were 2 hours from my sister in law.) Obviously in England we were an Ocean away. This is walking distance. Exciting and scary all at the same time. No offers have been made though as they are waiting for the sale of their home to be finalized. It should be an interesting couple of weeks ahead of us.

5 comments:

Mindi said...

Wow Sandy. I think I would feel a little like you. Very excited but yet thinking "Is that too close". I do have to say that I think I would take the "too close" over the onece-a-year visits. That is great that their house sold. Are the kids getting excited about the possibility of grandparents nearby?

Cricket said...

My folks live up the street. I can see their house from here. Every morning my dad parks in front of the house and walks the dog. If he needs to talk to us he beeps the horn or drives on the lawn. In fact it is their house. It has really turned out to be wonderful. When I needed to get out of the house with Lily it was just up the road. I am able to get her to pick up stuff at the store and I do the same. It has been great as my dad has been sick and we are able to check in on them. I also have a much better relationship with them.

Mom not Mum said...

Cricket - I actually told my mom if they lived there she could stay there for the rest of her life. There would be no need for assisted living or retirement communities. I'll just send the kids over with a microwave meal to heat up for her and she'll be good to go. Who needs meals on wheels? hahaha

Mom not Mum said...

Cricket - I actually told my mom if they lived there she could stay there for the rest of her life. There would be no need for assisted living or retirement communities. I'll just send the kids over with a microwave meal to heat up for her and she'll be good to go. Who needs meals on wheels? hahaha

Amazed said...

Scary and exciting. But mostly wonderful. You'll find your folks have their own routine and lives of their own. I hope it all works out!