October 13, 2012 – 1:31 pm

According to our lawyer, yesterday we closed on the selling of Dad’s house. It is finally completely done.

Although I have mixed feelings about this, we ended up selling the house to some church. They’re probably going to convert the pool room into a church hall and have Sunday school classes or something in the bedrooms. The garage may be made into some congregation hall for bingo or whatever shit churches do.

Again I’d like to thank everyone who has ever helped out with the project. My father passing away was very difficult on my sister and I and we still have to live with the stresses. We couldn’t have done it with out those of you who have helped.

Dad’s House

September 11, 2010 – 11:47 am

This will be one of the very last posts in this blog.

Dad’s house is DONE! After two and a half long, hard years, we’ve finally completed Dad’s house. It isn’t exactly sold, but it’s as good as gone to us. A guy has agreed to rent the house from us for five years or until he’s ready to buy it. He’s going to be doing all the repairs on it and it will be his.

Progress on fixing/selling the house:

Date Started: Feb 2008
Estimated Time: 1-2 years
Actual Time: 2 years 8 months
Players Involved: EVERYONE
Status Of This Project: Completed

Here’s some before and after pictures:

These shots don’t really capture the full scope of what we’ve done. What we’ve done, most people won’t have to go through their entire lives. This project has been so strenuous on our time, our patients, and our lives. Everyone who has helped out has really made a difference, even if it was in a small way.

Finally being able to say Dad’s house is completed still isn’t real to me. It’s been something I have constantly thought about ever since my Dad passed away on January 16, 2008.

That year, 2008, was without a doubt the worst years of my life. As you can see from all the posts on this blog, most occur in 2008. That’s when we did a majority of the work here. Things started to slow down in 2009, and in 2010, Dad’s house wasn’t our top priority.

To finally be rid of the thorn is a great relief. It still doesn’t seem real. My sister, my family, my husband, and myself won’t have to worry about this place any longer.

To that, I am thankful.

Random Update 8/26/10

August 26, 2010 – 2:18 pm

The house has been on the market for like a year now. We’re finally starting to get interest on it. There’s two prospects who really seem to like it. Dad’s lawyer needs to act fast if he wants to keep the one… that and so does the Realtor.

We got rid of all the stuff that we could donate. That should be the last of the stuff. We don’t want anything else except the Barracuda and its parts. All the rest of the stuff can go.

Uncle George said he’d clean out the rest of the stuff in the garage as well as the basement.

There was a break in actually, a few weeks ago. Some asshole kicked in the door to the garage. They didn’t steal anything. They probably heard the alarm and fled. There’s nothing to steal in there anyway. Jerks. They broke the door. It needs to be replaced now.

Anyway, it’s just a waiting game at this point. As soon as the house sells, we’ll get out the rest of the stuff and move the Cuda to its final location, in our garage.

And at some point, I want to go back in this blog and make a blog entry for each task on the Big List.

Random Update 6/27/10

June 27, 2010 – 10:25 am

Wow, it’s really been a long time since I updated this thing.

A few major things ocurred… we sold Dorsey or the incomplete house. That happened around May 12.

Date Started: May 2008
Estimated Time: 2+years either way
Actual Time: 2 years
Players Involved: Brian, me, Curtis, Uncle George
Status Of This Project: Completed

The Marie house is being rented since we couldn’t sell it. We’re currently making like three times what we were before. We had to kick out the people who lived there before since they weren’t bringing in the income we needed.

We decided on the storage for cars. Since Brian and I created a garage, we have room for our two. Uncle George is currently storing Stacy’s cars.

We’ve also been slowly moving stuff out of the garage. Here’s a picture of what the garage looks like now.

We had to decrease the price of the house again. We have to try to sell it ASAP because our debt is going up too high. Selling Dorsey helped but only a little.

There is still stuff to get rid of. The Barracuda is still there and so is a lot of coke machines.

We don’t go up there but randomly. It’s not like the years before. I’m really happy we don’t have to worry about it all that much.

Random Update 2/2/10

February 2, 2010 – 3:57 pm

Nothing much new on the Dad’s house front. We’re done the tire pile!

Date Started: Aug 11, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 months
Actual Time: 5 months
Players Involved: Brian
Status Of This Project: Done

The furnace had issues. The heat wasn’t kicking on come winter. It was like 40 degrees in the house. Uncle George quickly got on the case and had some friends come and fix it. We now have oil and everything should be fine.

The realtor has been showing the house, but no bites yet. I guess there’s interest, so that’s good at least. There is still a bunch of stuff in the garage, including the Baracuda. We’re probably going to work on cleaning it out in a few weeks.

The offer on the unfinished house fell through. We currently have another offer which, hopefully, will go through.

Marie has NOT sold yet, either. Dad’s lawyer is thinking of renting it out again just so we can get more income.

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