Wednesday, March 30, 2011
All's well that ends well...
When we sold our house last fall, I did a final clean and walk-thru. In a way, saying goodbye to the only house we ever owned. All the other 29 moves had been to rentals or ranch housing.
I had moved out months before, and himself had stayed on til a buyer was found. He did a good job of keeping it up, but didn't see that it wasn't as clean as it could be. So I spent a last day with the house, cleaning, and polishing. I made sure the bathrooms had full rolls of TP, new bars of soap, a few fresh towels, new batteries in the alarms, a basket of trash bags, new lightbulbs, cleansers, and watered the garden. Locking the door behind me the last time, I wasn't sad, there was no need. When I went by the realtor's to leave my keys, I also left a binder for the new owners. The binder had a note wishing them nothing but happiness in their new home, all the warranties and manuals for the heating/ac unit, appliances, and fixtures. The names and info of all the utilities, and services that we had used. Also included were the color codes and brands of paint & stain used. At the end I listed the close neighbors and slipped in a few pictures of the landscape in full bloom.
I never met the buyers, but my ex said they were nice, all's well.