Saturday, June 1, 2013

A quiet Hurrah!

There are moves afoot and barring unforseen circumstancess, the house is sold! At the one and only open house inspection our agent rounded up 26 couples from his database and of those, five made offers well over the asking price via a silent auction....we were amazed. We have signed the papers to exchange contracts and after the cooling off period allowed to the purchasers we can breathe again.
 It is said that selling a house and moving is one of the  more stressful things in life but so far, apart from the decluttering phase, this has been relatively painless. I guess it helps that we are happy and committed to the move and it is not being done under any kind of duress.
The new owners are happy too and seem to really love the oasis we have created here. The best aspect of the whole thing is that they are happy to allow us to stay in the house until October when our new place will be vacant.
Reading back over this it seems that I have used "happy" more than usual and I am happy with that!
Of course, now I am marking the time that I see each and every flower as the last time and that is a little sad but the new owners have said it is okay if I want to raid the persimmon tree next year so that is a bonus.
Time to get back to a little bit of etegami-ing and forget the constant cleaning and tidying for now!


  1. I'm so happy for you that it's been relatively stress-free! The new owners sound real nice. Did you know them from before?

  2. Thanks Debbie,no they are newcomers to the city , have three lovely kids and love the idea of living across from our beautiful park. the nice thing about the park is that there is always something fun happening, tennis, tai chi,festivals, drummers and even bagpipers who practice there every week, thankfully over the other side:)

  3. Hi, Oregame,
    Congrats!! So happy for you!
    I hope everything will go well. Take care.
    Best wishes, Sadami

    1. Thank you Sadami, I hope your work is going well.