Monday, February 27, 2006
Temporarily out of order
I know it's been a long time since my last post. "Time marches on" they say and they're right. I can't believe it' s almost March.
Since my divorce, I have lived on my own and was getting pretty used to it after 5 years. A couple weeks ago, my landlord told me they are going to put my house on the market to sell in June and wanted to give me plenty of notice and first shot at buying it. I was in shock. I knew they were going to raise my rent but did not think they would sell. The housing in our area has gone sky high and out of my price range. Since I'm a retired "stay at home mom", the pension isn't that great.
Most of you know that I am close to my kids, especially my daughters. They both offered for me to come live with them. They are so sweet but this wasn't my first choice. I don't want to intrude on their lives and I like having my own space too.
Kathy and Kevin have offered to build on to their home so that I can have a big enough place for me and Sophie. We practically live together already with me being 3 doors down but it is not the same as being in the same house. But this is what we have all decided on that would be best for all of us.
We've been talking to the contractor to come up with a floor plan. He will measure and do some drawing when the rain stops. I am actually getting a little excited about it even tho I am sad at the same time. Giving up my place here is going to be hard. It's been my sanctuary and haven since the divorce, my place of healing and independence. I feel blessed to have kids that care so much about me and are willing to let me and my big dog come live with them. I love them dearly and don't know what I would do without them, they know this because I say it all the time.
So onto another season and passage of my life. It will be an adjustment but I've got some time to pack and get used to the idea. I didn't think that I would live in this home forever but I didn't think I would be moving out so soon either.
I will try to update more but no promises.
Mom the Fonz