Congrats to my parents who sold their house in New Jersey last week. The closing will be in a couple of weeks and on August 15th, they will be on their way down to Georgia to begin the next chapter of their lives together.
After seeing how much of a pain in the ass it is to sell a house up there, I am very happy that I do not have to go through it. Thank goodness that everything went fairly smoothly though. When mom and dad came down to Atlanta for the wedding, they found a house that they both really liked, but could not move on it because the NJ house had not yet been sold. Since then, a couple of deals with potential buyers fell through, but as luck would have it, the owner-to-be came along and wanted the process to move swiftly and it did as they reached an agreement in only a couple of days. As for the new house, couple of obstacles had to be removed, but the road seems to be clear for them to finalize the deal (and no, nobody was killed). I am so excited for my parents!
Mom and dad have wanted out of the Northeast for a while and now it is all coming to fruition. What makes this all even better is that they are moving about 40 miles north of where Sarah and I live in a town called Flowery Branch. The house is only about a mile from Lake Lanier and is a fast drive along the interstate. Not that I will see them all the time (college football season is an exception), but living near family for the first time in almost 10 years will be a welcome change.
Selfishly I am happy for myself, of course, but most of all I am happy for them as they will have the chance to greatly improve their lives. Hooray mom and dad!