“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”

― Herman MelvilleMoby-Dick; or, The Whale

Good Morning!

A little off of the usual path this morning.  I share a lot of my past in this blog and so today I thought I would share a bit of my future.

It is 99% official.  We have sold the house!  We sign papers today and as long as there are no glitches it will be recorded on Tuesday and we will officially hand it over to the new owners.  WhooHoo!

In light of this big change we decided to keep going with the whole change theme. So…we sold our cars and bought a new Subaru Crosstrek hybrid, in preparation for our move to SEATTLE!  Can you tell I am a bit excited.  To be honest, I will miss the sun but it will be more than made up for with the fact that I will be in the same city as my three daughters.  To be closer to them has been on my mind for a long time and I am thrilled to be able to have the chance to see them more than once or twice a year. I sure am hoping that they feel the same way. 🙂

We are still looking for a house to live in but I am trusting that all will work out. I hope that like Herman Melville, although I have no idea of what is coming I will be able to “go to it laughing”. It has been quite a whirlwind the last few weeks. Getting the offer on the house, anxiously awaiting the appraisal, filling out all of the paperwork and packing and packing and packing.  It sure has surprised me how much we have accumulated in just a few short years!  Since we will be downsizing in Seattle it also is surprising how much stuff we needed to get rid of!  Thank goodness for garage sales. 🙂

The movers will load the truck on Monday and start their trek to the Northwest.  I will be flying up to Seattle on Tuesday and Joe and the dog will leave in the new car on the Thursday to begin their long drive. It is going to be even more hectic for the next few weeks.  The moving alone makes it a bit busy, but add Christmas into the mix and I have a distinct feeling that life is going to be turned upside down for quite awhile.

I am not sure when I will be posting again.  I will try my best and please know that I will be thinking about all of you but I am putting my needs and the needs of my family first.   ( basically I am finally taking my own advice :). ) I am going to take the next few weeks to begin to embrace my new life, my new city and to enjoy what is left of this wonderful Christmas season.  I will be back as soon as I can and I hope that you will all be there waiting to hear from me once again.

Have a great Holiday Season, don’t forget to take the time to just sit back and enjoy your wonderful families and of course, have some fun!

Be back soon…



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