Old place sold! Yee-ha!

At 2.15pm today our old place became someone else’s.  I’ve been sitting on the news of the sale for quite sometime for fear of “jinxing” the whole situation.  We’ve been very lucky to have gone from on-the-market to settlement in less than 3 months.

While we are definitely celebrating, it is the first home we owned and finding a few old photos of our renovations left me just a tiny bit sentimental.

Landscaping the front garden assisted by my Dad.  Payment in meals and baby cuddles.

Landscaping the front garden assisted by my Dad.

Putting in bifold doors, slightly handicapped by the "helper".

Putting in bifold doors, slightly handicapped by the “helper”.

Laying a limestone path. Labour payments made in beer and BBQ. I hope you boys are available for the next one??

Reaping the rewards of a kid friendly back yard.  That's what I love about Australia!

Reaping the rewards of a creating a kid friendly back yard. That’s what I love about Australia!

2.99 children (A.K.A. 3 little pigs) helping Papa make pizza on the granite bench top.

2.99 children (A.K.A. 3 little pigs) helping Papa make pizza on the granite bench top.

I’m so glad that we are going to build now.  A new construction is very exciting, but there are a few things from the old place that we loved enough to repeat:

  • wooden floors
  • bifold doors
  • stone bench tops
  • a lemon tree
  • a big grassy patch for kids

Our best wishes to the new owners.

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7 thoughts on “Old place sold! Yee-ha!

  1. Lovely to remember the first family home and all the experiences gained, especially the baby room renovating, the cubby house, the limestone walls, the renovating and the never ending gardening challenges. Great place for little ones…
    Look forward to seeing the new family home in a year or two. Mumx and Dadx

  2. mariashumptydoo says:

    “Une page de la vie a tourné!”
    Sad, as you guys worked so hard in beautifying the place! And you succeeded: I must say I loved your first house.
    But also so exciting, with the planning for the new ‘home by the water.’ And of course cherished memories…
    Love,
    Anne-Marie

  3. If ever you are feeling too sentimental, pull yourself together by remembering the baby snakes that we found in the back yard! 😉
    Good work on the sale Annie xxx

  4. Bruna says:

    Congratulations on the sale! The OH& S side of me had the shudders at the ‘helper ‘(but can remember similar scenarios from renovating days).
    Bruna x

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