Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Scoop

Thanks to some friendly/gossipy new neighbors (my favorite kind, as long as they're not talking about me), we've learned the history of how our house became a foreclosure. The couple who lived here were in their 60s. He was a retired naval officer and very handy - he had a wood shop in the basement and he built the deck and fenced in the backyard himself. She was a seamstress (one of the bedrooms is a sewing room) and showed dogs (poodles I think) and she had about 10 of them. That explains what the tiled bedroom was all about - it was the doggies' room. And that's why all the carpet in the house is new; I guess the dogs weren't house trained very well. Apparently the hubby told her "it's me or the dogs"...and she picked the dogs. So when they went to try to sell the house, hubby discovered that it was only in wifey's name and that made him so mad that he decided to walk away. She was unable to keep up with the payments, hence the foreclosure. So our house is the product of a bitter divorce. It sounds like the owners were interesting and fun people (bitter divorce notwithstanding) and they definitely took good care of the house - they even left us a note to let us know the code to the garage door opener. I'm just glad no one died here.

10 comments:

  1. Well now it's just good luck for the house that it now has a beautiful, loving family in it!

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  2. It's always nice to know the history behind the house. Equally nice is knowing it's not haunted. ;)

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  3. wow, that is sad. single at 60? i wonder how long they had been married.

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  4. Mindy, I don't know how long they were married - at least 9 years because they were together when the house was built in 2000. I hope they didn't break off a 40 year long marriage over some dogs, but I guess you never know.

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  5. You know, that's a pretty good story. No murder or suicide, no job loss, just dog obsession. I like it.

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  6. Ooo- that's a pretty good juicy story! (ok, sad... but still...!)

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  7. Wait, so you get a totally tiled bedroom? That's craziness. If Aaron left me for some poodles I'd be pretty ticked.

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  8. Katy, Yep the bedroom next to ours is completely tiled and the rest of the upstairs is wall to wall carpet. Kind of weird. It's nice tile, but in a bedroom??

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  9. Wow, interesting story! I hate poodles, so her choice seems strange to me. But my guess is he wasn't fulfilling her emotional needs, so she turned to the dogs. Sad. But it brought about your house....yeah!

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