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The Cottage Is Sold!

You may remember, several weeks ago, I mentioned some 'Big News".  Well, here it is...we sold the Cottage.  We didn't plan it, it just happened, really!  Are you ready for the story?

Last July I was sitting in the front yard weeding the flower beds, when a car drove by a few times and finally stopped.  The woman asked me if I knew anything about the house next door.  It had a FSBO sign with no contact information.  I told her the only thing I knew was that it was a 3-bedroom house and the owners were rarely home.

We continued to chat about houses, etc. when I told her that my husband always says for the right price, you can have ours!  She thought I was kidding and I informed her that I wasn't.  My husband heard us talking and came out on the porch to join in the conversation. We chatted for a while and just 'hit it off'.

Finally, we asked if she'd like to see the house.  She said she would. After being in the house for about five minutes, she turned to us and said, "I love this house and I want to buy it.  How much do you want for it?"

The rest is history, as they say.  She had to sell her house, which she did in December.  She then started house-sitting for a friend and applied for  a mortgage in January.  We closed the other day and we are now looking for a place to live.  Where it will be is yet to be determined - across town or across the country - Stay tuned!

I have mixed emotions about this event, but it really is for the best. Owning an older home is a lot of work and physically, we are finding it challenging. But there are some things I will miss...

Sitting on the front porch on a Summer afternoon:

The Cozy Side Porch:




And so much more....

The one thing I can tell you is this blog will continue.  Even though I won't be living in the Cottage, the Cottage will live on through me!  So, stay tuned my friends, life is about to get interesting!


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Comments

  1. What an adorable cottage. I know you hate to leave it, but you might just find the perfect home. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. I look at it as a new adventure!
      I'm so glad you stopped by...stay tuned for the next installment!

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  2. Congrats and good luck in finding "just the right one!" You have wonderful memories and will create lovely new ones!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. You're right, we do have wonderful memories and we're looking forward to the new ones!
      Stay tuned!

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  3. How exciting! I look forward to hearing about your next adventure. If there is on thing for certain, it's that our lives always change. That and we may think we are in control, but we're not.

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    1. You are SO right, Barbara! I also believe that things happen for a reason. So, off we go.

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  4. No wonder she instantly fell in love, it is very quaint and pretty. All the best in your home search and there is nothing more exciting. Happy story for everyone involved Congratulations

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    1. Thank you so much, Leanna. I so love this little cottage, but, things happen for a reason. I hope you'll be back to hear the rest of the story as it unfolds!

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  5. Congrats on the sale! We currently have our little cottage on the market and really hope it can sell soon so hubby can retire and we can move on with our next chapter! Good luck with your next chapter in life

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    1. Thanks, Sharmayne...sending good vibes to sell your cottage soon! I do believe things always work out in the long run. So glad you stopped by!

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  6. Ann, I can't imagine us ever doing what you and your husband did! How exciting! Can't wait to see what happens next.

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    1. Sometimes you just need to 'step outside of that box', Jean! To be honest, it can be very refreshing.Stay tuned, the sorting, tossing, and packing has begun!

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  7. Love your cottage. What an exciting time! Can't wait to see where y'all end up!

    Chippy White Cottage Blessings,
    Rebecca

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. We can't wait either! LOL
      So glad you stopped by!

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  8. Hi Ann, congratulations on the interesting sale of your cottage, I have enjoyed reading and following your journey with your home since you first started. I cant wait to see what you have in store for us. Stay in touch and have a great week! Karren

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    1. Yes, Karren, you were there from the start. I just love how we bloggers all become friends!
      No worries, I will stay in touch!

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  9. Congratulations - can't wait to see where you'll end up! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. Thank you! We are looking forward to the next adventure!

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  10. Congrats on the sale of your home. It's a lovely cottage but I know your new adventure is going to be amazing. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. We are looking forward to the adventure!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  11. It looks like a lovely cottage I've rented and moved around many times, but my mama passed on and left me a sort of run down cottage im 59 with a not so good back and im thinking can I do this i been cleaning things out for two years now she was a some what hoarder.. good luck cant wait to see the new place w love Janice

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    1. Thank you, Janice. How exciting to be left a cottage! Cleaning it out is probably the hardest part, but I hope you find some treasures. Stay tuned for the next adventure around here.

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  12. Ann, congratulations on the sale of your cottage! I can understand why you would have mixed emotions but I love your attitude--the cottage will live on thru you! Thanks for sharing your sweet storey at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you so much! My plan is - wherever we go - to make it 'cottage'.
      Have a great week!

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