THE PARTY’S OVER: Final Goodbye to My Old House

As I finish organizing our new space and preparing some "all about Christmas" posts to share with you, here's one last look at the beautiful old house Renaissance Man and I called "home" for over a decade. I wrote this letter a few days ago—on our final day together. December 1, 2016   My dear old friend,   It's time to turn out the lights and say, "Goodbye".     Today Renaissance Man and I will sign away our caretaker responsibilities and turn you over to your new family. After enjoying your company for so long—and then wondering if you'd ever sell—it's a bit surreal that today has actually arrived.   What a pleasure it was making memories within your ... Keep Reading...

What I’m Learning While Moving Out of My Old House

The end is in sight!   It had better be! Cleaning happens Tuesday— because the soon-to-be owners of our old house do their final walk-through Wednesday. Closing is on Thursday. And Friday our new adventure officially begins.   But oh, the things I'm learning (or remembering) while preparing to move . . . In no particular order: I've got the best husband in the world—and we make a great team. I'm not getting any younger, and this move is creating aches in places I didn't know I had places! If you wait long enough to file important papers, you can just shred them instead. It feels good to pass things along to people who can actually use them. It's nice to sell a few things, too. But Craigslist doesn't work ... Keep Reading...

Slowing down to say, “Thank you” . . .

Still packing here and counting the days until we say our final goodbye to our old house . . .   But I learned a long time ago that it's always important to say, "thank you".   You kind and faithful readers are in my thoughts and prayers today.   ... Keep Reading...