Take the house off the market for a while.
Well it is official on this rainy Tuesday. As of yesterday Chez Knit is no longer on the house market.
I will tell you that even a year ago I was still dragging my feet at the thought of selling the old homestead. But over the last year the Lord has worked on me….hard. Isn’t that always the way. We dig our heels in on things and the Lord just has to drag us along kicking and screaming and yelling at the top of our lungs like a two year old. He has His plan and we have ours and really, in the end, His wins. If you don’t believe that then read Isaiah.
So we dig our heels in like a toddler…..Or a teenager. Remind me some time to tell you about the time that I left TMO at the local Blockbuster. Not because I forgot her. Believe me it was hard to forget her when she was being absolutely defiant. No, I told her that I was going to leave her if she didn’t get her act together. She chose not to and I chose to leave. The look on her face was priceless.
But I digress…..again.
HHBL felt that we should try to sell Chez Knit this year. We are empty nesters, Chez Knit is honkin’ big for just two people. It was time.
I, being the good and obedient wife…..
Hey! I am obedient sometimes. Why all the snickering and coughing?
Back to the thoughts at hand. We made the effort to clean out and pack up and get ready. We did the extra things that Joyce the Stager told us to, well most of them anyways. We put the house on the market and had the open houses (a waste of time if you ask me) and kept everything clean and lived in a house that didn’t look like ours…. all so that a grand total of about 10 people could wander through and then tell us what was wrong with the house and why they didn’t want to buy it.
For 9 months.
PFFFFFFFFT! to them.
I know that doesn’t seem all that long and really, when you look at the length of time that some houses have been on the market it isn’t. But it has become clear to us that right at this time it is very unlikely that this house is going to sell.
I just have to interpret this as the Lord wants us here at Chez Knit for the time being.
Lord, have I not cleaned out enough stuff in the basement? Are you wanting me to clean out more because if that is the case then I am so on board with that. I am down with it. I am cleaning out right now this very minute at least after I am done with this insanely boring blog post.
So, I have begun to undo what Joyce hath done. I am gathering the artwork and tchochke and giving it all back on Thursday. And I am living in a space that I feel comfortable in.
But I have to tell you. The Lord has worked on me. And He has helped me. He has helped me to see that I really need to let go of a lot of stuff. What do I really need to be happy. What do I really need to function in my daily life. And I just have too much stuff. And so, I will spend some more time cleaning out and consolidating. So that when we actually do sell this house I don’t move one single box that I don’t need.
You have to hold me to that.
Not one single box that I don’t need.
HEY, I do need that box of books. I absolutely do!