Well, After three months in a very soft real estate market it finally happened. We sold our Lawrenceville, GA house
this weekend and got into a contract on another
in Peachtree City. It has been a whirlwind and most bazaar weekend to say the least. We had one lady pull her house off the market on us quite unexpectedly leaving us temporarily homeless, but due to the efforts of our dedicated buyers agent
who was gracious enough to put up with us all day Saturday, we were able to secure a suitable substitute for the now TWO houses we lost in Peachtree City, GA. So without further ado, here she is...
It's somewhat of a fixer upper, but it's priced WAY under market (due to divorce) and it's in a great little neighborhood. We had to get creative with our search since we could find no other that had a basement for the studio and we were working on a Saturday afternoon deadline. This one has a huge room on top of the garage with a back staircase to it that will serve as the new Grey Cat Sound.
It also happens to have a swimming pool (slightly visible in the above picture). We almost put a pool in at our Lawrenceville home several years back and I'm glad we didn't. We would have never got the return on investment and it turns out that they're a lot of work to own. Much better that my folks put one in at their place. Didn't want one, now I've got one. Don't know how to feel about it. Dad checked it all out for me Sunday and said everything at the new house's pool is new and in excellent working order.
It's kind of obvious that the previous owners were in turmoil. While it's not overly neglected, it looks like only the minimum love was given to the place in the last couple of years. We're about to change all that. We're about the pimp this house. Mrs. Alva will be on point to project manage all the upgrades that we want to do PRIOR to moving in such as scheduling painting, flooring, and kitchen contractors in during the Labor Day weekend to do ALL the work prior to all of our crap showing up.
I'm sure in the coming weeks I'll begin to mourn the loss of our Lawrenceville home which we've lived in for the last 12 years and will soon be leaving. It's been a great place for us. It has been the catalyst for making another large group of life long friends through the graciousness of our most excellent next door neighbors Yoda Jacket and Crazy Neighbor Lady. We were lucky enough to build our first home, something that neither Mrs. Alva and I ever thought was possible. I constructed the first studio that I would solely own. This house is where I brought my daughter home for the first time. The friendships will of course endure. The studio will take on a new face at the new place. Memories you take with you no matter where you go, but I wish there was some way I could take this with me...
Hangin' out on Georgia Tech non-home game weekends watching college football with our neighbors into late hours with a fire burning and beers flowing is something that I will sincerely miss.