- Nov 19, 2015
- Emmaus, Pennsylvania
The auctioneer emailed us two option plans, and we are going with the one where they will set up everything in the house, take pictures, run an auction online, do what is needed and clean up and he said it should be empty by the end of July so that would work just fine. The other option would be they take everything out of the house and take it and hold it until they can have an auction, but he said that could take up to 180 days so we are going to go with the first, faster option.It sounds like your realtor’s spidey senses are tingling. I hope the rest of this goes smoothly. We live away from family but recently visited DHs family and it was hard not to think about the “someday” when we just visited outside my FIL’s home (and saw how much he has aged in recent years). The responsibilities will most likely fall primarily to my sister in law simply because shes the only one who lives nearby. I’m told DHs uncle’s possessions are filling the garage and he died 30 years ago… It will be a wonderful family house again someday; even if it needs flipping first. I’ve just been hearing so many people go through this with parents lately; its hard to not resent him a little for how things look like they could go someday. (Hes in his mid 80s but relatively healthy.) I think its a combination of being a perfectionist who likes to do things meticulously in his own way, overwhelmed by his own standards, and hesitant to face his own mortality. So then I feel guilty for the resentment. Maybe its a little comfort to know we are all far from being the only ones to have to deal with these things at some point. Even if its something mostly dealt with alone.
I know it has to be done and dealt with but it is still tough knowing this was my parents stuff and they are still here, but they'll never use it again which makes me sad, but that's reality...