The day before the closing flew by. The movers broke our front screen door (of course!) so the buyers will have to deal with that repair - paid for by the moving company. What a mess. At least everything else looked good.
Ashford was very disoriented with all the empty rooms. I felt so bad that he probably won't remember this place. I hope my pictures do it justice one day when he's curious.
He was especially confused by the lack of toys in his room! I love this photo.
I also love this room!
I was feeling very rushed and frantic the afternoon before, knowing that it was my last chance to take a family photo in the house before it wasn't ours anymore. My tripod was MIA, so I had to improvise with setting the camera on the fireplace mantel and using my flash instead of taking a photo outside like I wanted to. Ugh, it is better than nothing I guess.
Dorky photography side note: while I love that my speedlight flash makes impossible photos possible, it also completely changes the look of the scene. For instance, this is what the living room actually looked like at this very moment....way different!
My mom came by and we were just aimlessly wandering around thinking "Is this real life?" She took care of Ashford while Shaun and I were getting a couple things done...
And she took a photo of us out on the deck. I'm really done with this gray, cold weather.
I'm anxious. I feel like I need some positive feedback from the buyers on the house, which is silly. Obviously they love it, or they wouldn't have bought it. I guess I care too much about what people think! Or maybe it will just take some time for me to let it go. On our new home front, things are not going well.
We had the inspection, and the entire roof needs replacing NOW due to several rows of shingles missing and daylight visible from the attic. I found out from an insurance company that there was a claim on the home last year that was paid out for 12k...presumably for a new roof. Here is one of several 'bad roof' photos from the inspection. Yikes!
The owners took the insurance money and let the house go into foreclosure. Now, we are asking the bank to replace the roof because we don't think we can even get homeowners insurance without a new roof at closing. Drama! Safe to say we probably won't be closing on time, which means more time living in my parent's basement. Glamorous. I will keep you posted!