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Friday, April 22, 2011


Dear Family and Friends,

We came back to the U.S. two weeks ago to put our house on the market.  We were prepared to do a lot of work to the house and leave it in the hands of a Realtor. This would mean, of course, getting a lawn service company to keep the yard up and worrying about an empty house after we returned to Cuenca.

We arrived in Richland on Wednesday evening two weeks ago.  Thursday, Chuck went to Walmart, bought the cheapest "for sale by owner" sign he could get and stuck it in the front yard.  I was horrified.  I complained and he ignored.  The house was far from being ready to show.

Thursday afternoon, our doorbell rang and there stood a lady who was interested in the house.  I was embarrassed, but invited her in to look around.  She told us that she wanted the house.  We sold the house to the very first person that saw it.

It took a week of negotiation on the price, but we finally found a happy meeting point.

Here is the new owner, Marcia.  We are holding up one finger because she made the offer in one day.

Below is a picture of Chuck and me with the cheap sign in front of our "sold" house.  Notice that a person had to actually get out of their car to see the telephone number.

Here is Chuck, and Marcia's purchasing agent, Scott Anderson of Windemere signing papers.

We are so happy that everything will be completed before we return to Ecuador.

Now we have time to play with our friends and family. 

The Happy Campers,
Nancy and Chuck


  1. Very Very Happy for you. Glad it also went through an agent. That makes it so much easier! Have a great time playing!

  2. Congrats are in order. Look forward to meeting you guys in June.

  3. Wow! You must have one of those "EASY" buttons lying around...

    Congrats to a quick sale!

    Peter and Shelagh

  4. Felicidades! So glad it all worked out in a timely manner. What a blessing for all! Hasta pronto!

  5. Good for you guys. I always say good things happen to good people! Miss you and see you soon. J&D

  6. Congratulations!! Now, enjoy what has now become a vacation, and we look forward to your return to Cuenca.

  7. Good for you kids. Proves once again that 'life is sweet'. Clarke and Brennie

  8. Congratulations! It will be nice for you to be able to relax for the rest of your time in the US.

  9. So amazing and what a blessing! Enjoy the rest of your fabulous vacation state-side... especially the Minnesota days!!! : ) Love you both tons!!

  10. We are still pinching ourselves. We are so grateful. Thank you for all the well wishes. Happy Easter everyone.

  11. That is wonderful and amazing news! Congratulations!!

  12. Seeeeeeeee, Chuck and I knew that plan was going to work!!!!! Congratulations on the quick sale.


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