I have completed the sale of my childhood home.
My parents purchased the home before it was built. Our family moved in when it was completed — I was eight months old. Both my parents lived out the rest of their lives there. As adults my sisters moved in and out as their various relationships waxed and waned. I lived there through college and my first job afterwards. Moved out for that second job and never moved back. I visited, but never stayed there again more than a few days in a row. But it belonged to my family for over 50 years.
From my share of the proceeds I will soon be, for only the second time in my adult life, completely out of debt.
But I can’t go home again.