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A big day!

Today Juergen and I went to the notary appointment and signed the sale contact on our house in Leimen. We bought that house 10 years ago, and have not lived there for over 2 years. It will take another 6 weeks before we can stop paying the mortgage, but the end is in sight. And I'm very happy we will soon be able to move on without the responsibility of this house. To be honest, it has not hit me yet. I guess I will feel it when the money starts to flow and I no longer have the responsibility for the house. I know things can still go wrong. I want to celebrate but I guess I need to wait until the middle of December. The deal will be final in December (I hope)! In the meantime, we let them have the keys to paint and renovate. We didn’t need to do that, but felt no reason not to. They are putting in new doors and a fireplace. If they don’t pay for the house we can keep the new doors and fireplace. The handyman they are using is a friend of ours. They are a little overwhelmed. They have to renovate and move. They have to cover the taxes and most of the costs. And they expect their first child in just 2 weeks. We only had to sign a paper. I’m grateful they are going to buy the house. They seem like a really nice family and I wish them all happiness! We signed the papers and set into motion what we have desired for 3 years now. I expected to feel more. It really will take a while for this to feel real.

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