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Brick House Buzz: Our Little “Brick” Corner of the World

25 Nov

We are homeless at the moment. Well, not living under the overpass kind of homeless, just not homeowners. We unexpectedly sold our home in October after having it for sale for nearly a year and a half. We truly didn’t expect it to sell since the market is so bad where we live. We had already accepted the idea of spending another Christmas in our home, something that I was perfectly fine with.

I loved my little brick house. It was our first home. The home we brought our two little ones home from the hospital to, the place they learned to walk and talk, and where we spent family nights camped out on the living room floor watching movies together. So many wonderful memories were made there. I was hoping that we would do the same with our newest addition, who was born in November, but that was not to be. We really outgrew the house anyway. We moved out just two weeks before our little one was born.

Our home sold in one day, well, in less than eight hours actually. They called at noon, wanted to look at it between two and three and we had an offer, which we accepted, by 8 o’clock that night. I remember that Monday so vividly. I was sick on the couch (it was a rough pregnancy), the house was a mess, and as a result, Doc told the buyer’s agent we weren’t going to show the house. The agent convinced him that he should. Thank God he did or our house would still be for sale.

So, with our future plans uncertain, we moved into my parents basement. Yes, the four of us plus a newborn moved in with my parents who care for their elderly (hard hearing & stubborn) mothers both with Alzheimer’s. Thank God their house is large and alcohol is abundant (for Doc anyway). This is another post for another day. In fact, I could write an entire book on this subject. I’ll spare you the details (good, bad, and ugly) for now. A couple of months later we put a contract on a house, another BRICK house. When telling friends where our new house is we often have to say, “you know, the brick house” and they usually know what we are talking about. And the name of our blog, Brick House Buzz, was born. It makes me laugh every time. Anyway we must wait until June to close. Hopefully I won’t have to be committed for losing my mind before then. I suppose only time will tell.