Monday, February 09, 2009


Harold is coming to take pictures of the inside of our house today. Harold is the new man in my life. He's the one that's responsible for finding a family who will love and care for our house the way we have for the last 30 years. And do it in a way that leaves us with enough money to build our next house without ending up with a mortgage. Now that we've actually really, truly started this process, I find myself sighing a lot. Such a HUGE thing, to leave a place and start new somewhere else when there isn't any other reason but the idea of doing something DIFFERENT. Spice things up. A new adventure. I sigh, and then I get excited. I'm mostly excited.

Anyway, our house has never looked so good. Clean and tidy. And all the projects that never got done when we built this place 30 years ago: done! Closet doors in my studio: done! Molding here and there: done!

I may freak out when I actually see the "for sale" sign in front of our house for the first time, but I'll get over it. We all need to move on.


Anonymous said...

well I for one think you are very brave to do this! I guess it's a little like exercising on an unstable only serves to strengthen your core! Onward and upward!
PS - the shack is open for guests during the March B-day party...just give us the date!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Stay brave, one day you will not regret it. We did it four years ago.
Sort of a downsizing too. I am so happy and content in our new home. I have very fond memories of our other home of 23 years, but would not change a thing. It is good for the soul to have change because it keeps life interesting.