Friday, January 05, 2007

Escrow Closes

I've been working thru the selling of Mom's condo escrow, termites, house inspectors etc for the last month. It caused me some anxiety, as I have no idea what I am doing. I am so grateful for the realtor we had. She is a friend of my Mom's and just walked me thru everything and really went the extra mile. Including making less than the other realtor on the sale. I trusted her implicitly and it was nice to be able to feel that way. My brother checked in often to see how things were going and said he could fly out here 9from Texas) if he was needed.
So today I got the final message on the machine. Escrow has closed. It is a done deal. I thought I would feel relieved and happy. Instead, I felt a bit sad. It is a marker, another clear chapter closure on that part of her life and my life. I grew up in that town and readily traveled there to stay and visit Mom, Dad and his wife and the few remaining friends there. Mom and her condo were my anchor there. It won't ever be that way again. Some how it just hit me now and I am mourning that chapter closing.

1 comment:

  1. When my mom sold her apartment in Elba felt the same way. I grew up in that house. It is a pretty remote place and it is unlikely we will ever be able to go back; my kids will never see that beautiful magical place that holds so many great memories for me.
    I know that it was a good thing that mom sold it, because the drive was becoming more and more difficult. And it was making no sense for her to keep it.
    It is the end of a chapter, and the beginning of a new one. Take a deep breath and let your emotions go through you without overwhelm you. Seeing your parents became older is definitely part of the journey. xox