In case you might be wondering, we recently said goodbye to Grandma Eleanor’s little house, since it was recently sold. With this market, I guess we were lucky to get what we did out of it and after about 6 months on the market, a single lady bought it and has already moved in. Peter and I went by there just to check things out one more time before the closing day.
I know he is relieved to have it sold. No more paying property taxes on it and no more maintenance. It is a cute little house, but with that comes the upkeep of older properties.
The neighborhood in Crestwood still has some very pretty cottages that are in much better shape than Grandma’s house was. Unfortunately, this area is not the best in town. This house just a couple houses down has a beautification award sign in the
And it’s been kept up well. I think there are still quite a few elderly folks living in the neighborhood, but younger ones are moving in as well.
And this one across the street really has some nice curb appeal. But, time to say goodbye to the little house. Grandma was not happy about selling it, but it will benefit her in the long run. She only lived in this house for about 2 or 3 years and she’s been away from it for 9 years now. I didn’t realize it had been that long. In fact, only 3 years ago when we moved over here, all we heard was how Grandma wanted to sell this little house and use the money to build a log cabin as a second home. I’m talking obsessed for more than a year. Over log cabins. Yikes! So you can imagine all of that to deal with. No way can you just let them do what they want.
She lives with Peter’s mom in a nice suburban brick garden home outside Birmingham. And it’s paid for. So they can really just enjoy themselves without a lot of worries now. She has a little rose garden that she putters in and their property is the perfect size for them. So, farewell little house. Someone else can love the house now. Eleanor is doing just fine where she is.
So, on the way back home, we stopped off in Five Points to have dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant.
Surin West. We ordered egg rolls for an appetizer.
And I had my favorite Pad Prik, a delicious entree of pork, onions and green peppers, and mushrooms.
A good way to end the day. Do you like Thai? It’s one of my favorites now.
Head on over to my friend, Kaye’s blog for a fun 4th of July giveaway this weekend. You’ll want to get in on it!
Elizabeth (blue clear sky) says
Glad to hear GMIL and MIL are settled nicely. I see some real pride of ownership in the homes you showed, I'm sure that helped with the sale.
All this talk about Thai is making me hungry! Yes, I love Thai! Have to get DH to try it one day (I usually enjoy it with friends from work.)
Missy (Two Little Monkeys) says
YUM Surin West is the BEST!!!!
Grandma's house is adorable. I will spread the word – I know a few friends wanting to move to that area!
Missy (Two Little Monkeys) says
Oops! I just re-read. I am glad it sold! It is an adorable house so I can see why it sold!
(Seeing Surin is what interferred with my thinking process! I love that place!)
Happy 4th of July to you and your family!!!!!
[email protected] of Homemaking says
I'm glad she's doing well! You were lucky to sell in this awful market!It's such a cute little house. There's so much potential there and I hope the new owners has years of happiness in that house!