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    Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    My kids have always lived in this small house and am now finally upsizing a bit. I have to admit to being quite sad about it. Countless memories in that ol' shack. It's past time to go but still. I can tell that my oldest is having a hard time with it. A week after the move and all will be well.



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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Memories are priceless and I'm sure you have plenty of pictures to help remember the good times.

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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Good luck and be sure not to throw out all the Cyclone memorabilia.


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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Ended up with the house after my divorce and my daughters, who have both since gone off to college and graduated, won't let me move out since they both grew up in it. So here I am.


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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    My kids have always lived in this small house and am now finally upsizing a bit. I have to admit to being quite sad about it. Countless memories in that love shack. It's past time to go but still. I can tell that my oldest is having a hard time with it. A week after the move and all will be well.
    FIFY.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Ended up with the house after my divorce and my daughters, who have both since gone off to college and graduated, won't let me move out since they both grew up in it. So here I am.
    Grow a pair. Maybe you would still be married.



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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Ended up with the house after my divorce and my daughters, who have both since gone off to college and graduated, won't let me move out since they both grew up in it. So here I am.
    You may have ended up with the house and your daughters, but you obviously lost your family jewels.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MaccloNe View Post
    Grow a pair. Maybe you would still be married.
    Whatever Dr. Phil, or you're probably Dr. Laura, neither without a pair, but both always quick with the judgmental patronizing descent from superiority, when you know absolutely nothing about who you are talking about.



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    Quote Originally Posted by acody View Post
    Whatever Dr. Phil, or you're probably Dr. Laura, neither without a pair, but both always quick with the judgmental patronizing descent from superiority, when you know absolutely nothing about who you are talking about.
    Neither without a pair, so they both have a pair. Weird.

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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    The problem with moving out of your childhood home, is when some scumbag moves in. I can not even stand to look at the old house. There are literally junk vehicles in the yard, the house is run down, the lawn and trees are overun. Mom and Dad took so much pride in making it as nice as they could. Now I just wish it would burn to the ground so I do not have to see it in the condition it is.



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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    My parents are still in the house I grew up in, and it will be a sad day when they sell it. I just hope its a nice family who moves in and takes care of it whenever it happens



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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    The problem with moving out of your childhood home, is when some scumbag moves in. I can not even stand to look at the old house. There are literally junk vehicles in the yard, the house is run down, the lawn and trees are overun. Mom and Dad took so much pride in making it as nice as they could. Now I just wish it would burn to the ground so I do not have to see it in the condition it is.
    This is true of the 2 houses I grew up in Chicago in. Very workingclass homes but my dad has always been handy and taken pride in how the house looked and functioned. Sad to see them fall into disrepair 10 years later.



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    Quote Originally Posted by acody View Post
    Whatever Dr. Phil, or you're probably Dr. Laura, neither without a pair, but both always quick with the judgmental patronizing descent from superiority, when you know absolutely nothing about who you are talking about.
    It was a joke, lighten up already.



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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Take somthing from the house and reuse it in the new one. Maybe some casing, trim somthing of meaning.



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    Re: Selling my house of 17 years on Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    My kids have always lived in this small house and am now finally upsizing a bit. I have to admit to being quite sad about it. Countless memories in that ol' shack. It's past time to go but still. I can tell that my oldest is having a hard time with it. A week after the move and all will be well.
    We have had a few moves since having kids. Teach move was tough. But one thing that they have grown to love is going into the attic and writing on the back of a rafter "xxxxxx lived here 1998-2002", or whatever dates may have been. To this day each still talk about going back into those houses at some point later in life to see "if they're still part of the house".

    We've been lucky that even though they were crushed with the news of each pending move that they would later proclaim "best move ever ". Good luck. I cried my eyes out driving away from the house where the kids were born.


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