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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Goodbye Townhouse

Last pics of the townhouse

I closed on Friday, yay!

So many people asked me if I was sad, since I spent almost 10 years in my place. Not to mention the 8 months of renovating it every single day. I looked at my new bank balance after closing and could only think - No, I'm not sad. How could I be, I basically lived here for free and got paid a nice lump sum to leave :)

For those who do not already know, I will be staying in Dallas. It was a very odd turn of events that I will explain when I have more time.


Blogger Michael said...

Good luck to you! I'm glad your house sale worked out; the wife and I got rogered pretty good on our house...

That "house in a box" picture down below is pretty scary. It's amazing how so much of our lives can just be compressed into packing material...

9:23 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Very scary actually, Michael. I would have never thought for a minute all my "stuff" could be put into a very small room.

11:38 PM

Blogger Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I hate moving. H.A.T.E.
My usual strategy is to have a giant garage sale, followed by an equally giant bonfire.
I admire anyone who can deal with the stress of moving.

12:16 AM

Blogger Michael said...

I would have never thought for a minute all my "stuff" could be put into a very small room.

Yeah, it's pretty humbling to pack it all away like that...

"Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do; and, behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was no profit under the sun."
Eccl. 2:11

2:41 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Daniel, I cant say that I hate it but it is right up there with root canals, lol.

I had 3 garage sales and two big trips to Salvation Army, still there was a lot of stuff accumulated after 10 years in one place.

I had to laugh at all the vases. Apparently that was the gift of choice to me from all of my friends (last count was about 40 and ironically I am not a flower person :)

7:59 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Yes Michael, it is a good perspective trick to see your "stuff" as it should be seen.

8:05 AM

Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Staying in Dallas? YEAH! :) Let me guess, you're not leaving because of this WONDERFUL weather. I'm looking forward to hearing about your future...job, etc.

Congrats on the Israel trip - sounds awesome!

11:19 PM

Blogger Jim said...

LOL, yes Steve, I love having sneaky thunderstorms around that flood the roads and leave tree crap everywhere! :)

7:29 AM


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