She Was a Good House

Since my last post so much has happened.  When I last blogged we were under contract to sell our Gaye Ln home.  In one month we packed up and moved 20 years worth of stuff.  It was exhausting, exciting, sad, filled with memories and overall a very positive experience.  Here are some photos to help tell the story.

This is how the house looked for the last 30 20 days on Gaye Ln

This is how the house looked for the last 20 days on Gaye Ln

I was able to borrow the moutain's box truck with a lift. Life and back saver! We did keep a few pieces of furniture.

I was able to borrow the moutain’s box truck with a lift. Life and back saver! We did keep a few pieces of furniture.

In the midst of the move Dan whips up 2 adirondack chairs for the SMS Ball

In the midst of the move Dan whips up 2 adirondack chairs for the SMS Ball

Making good progress on the garage - so much stuff!

Making good progress on the garage – so much stuff!

Marley is one of the strongest women I know. Helping Dan with my grandfather's very heavy desk

Marley is one of the strongest women I know. Helping Dan with my grandfather’s very heavy desk

We are going to miss the recycling center - compliments of Dan the Handy Man

We are going to miss the recycling center – compliments of Dan the Handy Man

Kelly, Gina and Suzanne. Cheers to Gaye Ln

Kelly, Gina and Suzanne. Cheers to Gaye Ln

Time out for F&B and a trip to the ping pong table for parting gifts.

Time out for F&B and a trip to the ping pong table for parting gifts.

Suzanne saying goodbye to Gaye Ln with her ping pong table schwag

Suzanne saying goodbye to Gaye Ln with her ping pong table schwag

Bobby, Tanner and Marley - we couldn't have made the move without their help and strength!!! THANK YOU

Bobby, Tanner and Marley – we couldn’t have made the move without their help and strength!!! THANK YOU

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Our last night at Gaye Ln with the kids and friends.

Our last night at Gaye Ln with the kids and friends.

Dan bought this new 1 ton dump truck and plow for the new rental. Unfortunately, it was not up for the long 10 mile voyage. This is the 2nd time the tow truck visited Gaye Ln in the last 48 hours. Oh Dan!

Dan bought this new 1 ton dump truck and plow for the new rental. Unfortunately, it was not up for the long 10 mile voyage. This is the 2nd time the tow truck visited Gaye Ln in the last 48 hours. Oh Dan!

Bella's last moments at her Gaye Ln home - I was truly holding back tears.

Bella’s last moments at her Gaye Ln home – I was truly holding back tears.

Tanner drove Bella to the new house so I could vacuum up all her little blonde hairs!

Tanner drove Bella to the new house so I could vacuum up all her little blonde hairs!

Dan's garage never looked so clean! I think he shed a little tear when he had to leave the snowblower for the new homeowners.

Dan’s garage never looked so clean! I think he shed a little tear when he had to leave the snowblower for the new homeowners.

Dan looking stoic or pissed off that I am taking "another" picture when he just wants to leave.

Dan looking stoic or pissed off that I am taking “another” picture when he just wants to leave.

Parting selfie

Parting selfie

Final shot of me in my gardens - I will miss them, especially my spiral trees.

Final shot of me in my gardens – I will miss them, especially my spiral trees.

In the 20 yrs we lived there we never locked the doors. It was not easy to find this key to give to the new homeowners but it the final hours Dan found it!!

In the 20 yrs we lived there we never locked the doors. It was not easy to find this key to give to the new homeowners but in the final hours Dan found it!!

We moved to a house we rented in Wilmington.   It has a 2-bay garage so that is a tremendous help with our stuff.  We have named it “house on the hill.”  It offers some amazing sunsets.

Here is the view from our porch looking at Haystack and Mount Snow. The view to our southwest is of the windmills.

Here is the view from our porch looking at Haystack and Mount Snow. The view to our southwest is of the windmills.

People keep asking us if we miss Gaye Ln.  Of course we do but we are so focused on planning the Lake House build that overall I would say we are pretty happy and have forward looking attitudes.  Ask me again when we are mid-build and wishing we just one functional bathroom!

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