Monday, November 14, 2011

Open House

One thing you need to know about me is that I'm a very private person.  It's not always intentional, sometimes I just think people don't care to know everything about me.  I realize there's a huge gap between being open and telling your life story but I still continue to struggle. 

I say all of that to say that I've been keeping something from you.  No, I'm not pregnant, nor am I going to be a contestant on Top Chef.  We've put our house on the market!  

I'm only a few weeks late in sharing that bit of news but I guess there was a part of me that hoped we'd sell it in a matter of days and then I would tell you about it.  So we haven't sold it but we have had quite a few lookers.  That first week was full of let downs.  We had showing after showing, with not a single offer.  I realize that's how this process probably goes but it's all new to me and remember, I'm impatient!

We had our first open house this weekend and our Realtor said we had about 10 people.  I even made them homemade chocolate chip cookies and had water bottles out for the taking.  Wes made fun of me and said that was surely to seal the deal.  Hey, whatever works!  At least they know the oven works (:

Now we just sit and wait.  Did I mention I'm impatient?  Wes has told me countless times to think about something else but really, what else is there?!  I know he's right; I'm going to end up with ulcers if I don't give it a rest.  So, if you would, say a little prayer for us that we find the perfect buyer who wants to create a houseful of memories just as we have over the last 9 years (oh and that I won't get ulcers from worrying!). 

Maybe one of you knows someone or is looking yourself to buy a home in Kentucky.  We live on a quiet cul-de-sac, have great neighbors, recently finished our basement (copied from an episode of Divine Design on HGTV), and are in a great school district.  Spread the word, if you know someone who might be interested, feel free to shoot me an email (de5181 (at)! 

Here are a few pictures from our listing.


  1. I'm super impressed that you guys are taking on the task of selling your house. You're's very stressful. I could barely keep the house picked up and clean when we were selling our house in Pikeville...I cannot even IMAGINE trying to do it with two little ones running around! (We would just have to show ours with the toys scattered across the living room floor and hope that a potential buyer didn't trip and break something while looking.) I hope you find buyers soon!

  2. You have a gorgeous home! I'm sure it will sell fast, good luck!

  3. I wish you the best of luck and hope that I can bring a buyer for your home!! Keep your chin up, it can be so frustrating trying to sell your home. Good luck!

  4. I love your house, especially the basement!! I completely understand what you are going through ... I was a mess when we put our house up a year and a half ago. It's enough to give you ulcers with the waiting game ... and even when you get an offer there are still so many hurdles to cross. We were lucky in that we rec'd an offer in 10 days, closed within 40 and were able to find and close on our new home in the meantime ... a couple of snags, but we made it. I wish the same smooth sailing for you!

  5. Wow! Congrats and good luck! The selling process is definitely maddening, but I hope it goes quickly and smoothly for you. Your house looks great! Love the office setup. I can't believe all of that light carpet--you are a brave woman!

  6. Your home is lovely! I'll say a prayer that it sells soon. It may be an Old Wives Tale, or in my case, "Catholic Voodoo," but have you buried a statue of St. Joseph in your yard? We did that and sold our house in 6 days. May sound weird, but so many people do it (there's a store here in Louisville that sells entire kits dedicated to the process!).
    Have you already found another house?

  7. will definitely say a little prayer for you guys! your house is beautiful! love the little sitting area off the master bedroom... and that basement looks amazing! dang... i need to come over to craft (and work on our project life albums) before you move! ps... i have not done a thing with my project life album yet. where are you guys moving? still in lexington?