Monday, October 27, 2008
Another Sad Foreclosure Story
My shed's story is a sad one. The shed's original owners were a nice couple living on the east side of the city. They had a modest house on a big lot with pretty hills and cactus. The husband wanted a shed to tinker in and fill with guy stuff. They bought a brand new shed with the extra high roof upgrade and it was assembled behind the house. The husband loved to spend time in the shed making things and working with his tools. The couple tested paint colors trying to find that perfect color to match the house. Then he got sick. The doctors said it was a brain tumor. Throughout his treatments, even though he was sick and dizzy, he still loved to spend time in his shed. He only had a few months though and he finally passed away. The wife tried to keep going without her husband but without his support the medical bills and house payments were too much for her. Unfortunately, the housing market was at a standstill. She finally let the house go. Losing $40k in equity was better than losing her sanity. She moved in with her daughter and found some joy helping to raise her darling granddaughter. Now she is cleaning out the house and selling the things from her old life. The shed went up for sale and was bought by me. Hopefully it will have a good life here.