The For Sale sign went up at 10.30 am Friday morning.
At 5 o'clock, a knock came to the door. The son of a neighbour from further up the road had seen the sign and stopped to ask for more information. He had always admired the house as he was growing up and couldn't believe it had come up for sale just at the time he was looking for a home nearby. We asked him in for a quick look round, and he ran about, so excited,almost like a boy in a toy shop. He asked if he could bring his wife the following afternoon.
They arrived at 12.10 pm (well, it was afternoon). She loved the house and the garden - they went away to think about it.
On Sunday evening, they phoned and asked to come and speak to us. We accepted their verbal offer at 8 pm.
On Monday morning, our solicitors were instructed to accept the offer, and by 2 pm, the house was sold!
My head is whirling with the speed of it all. I am so pleased that this couple have bought the house. We have so many happy memories of our time here, and it has been a springboard for our new venture. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was finding it hard to leave, but it is so much easier knowing it is in loving hands. They said that by the time they got halfway down the garden, on Saturday, they knew. I so clearly recall feeling exactly like that when we first came to see the house twelve years ago. It feels so right.
So - moving in just a few weeks time. Trip back up is postponed as we begin the packing - most of the furniture is staying with the house, as the couple are renting out their old flat. It has all dovetailed perfectly.
I am so excited - I am an Islander :)