Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lady Bug Luck - Part One
DH had to work the following day which was Sunday, Dec 30th. (also our 29th wedding anniversary). He calls me at 9:30am to say he received a call from a real estate agent here in town wondering if we would still be interested in selling our home. We had given up on the idea of selling back in August and had taken it off the market.
That Sunday afternoon the agent showed up before them and we sat chatting for a bit. In conversation he asked if I remembered a horrific fire back in 2006 that killed a family. We moved here in 2006 and I recall the builder telling us about this fire that killed his friend. The builder was pretty shaken even then to talk about it. Anyway, the gal that was coming to see my home was the daughter of this family. She had been away to grad school when it happened. She lost her dad, mom and brother. This girl is now married with a two year old and another baby on the way. Her and her husband saw our listing last year but didn't come see our home because they hadn't sold theirs. Now that their home sold she wanted a house in our area but nothing was available and they inquired about this one. WHEW....still with me?
When they arrived I stayed up in my quilt studio while the agent chatted with them and they looked over my home. I knew things had to have been going well because they were here well over an hour. When they finally came up to the quilt studio she asked me about the year the house was built. There was a look on her face and then she said her dad was a mason who worked for our builder.
When she left she was in tears. The agent called that evening to say the girl felt "it was meant to be" and she confirmed with a family friend that her father was indeed the mason who built our home. An offer was made and by New Year's Eve we were under contract.
I'm a huge believer in "signs" as the lady bug yet my DH is a bit superstitious and felt if it was something we talked about that it would be jinxed. I tried my best to not talk about it to many....a few only in blogland but this was before I knew I would jinx it....oh, and to ask my clients to hold tops for a bit.
Our home closed today!!!
Part Two....next post!