When a Home Becomes a House
Lets try to finish this saga...the one where the couple came back a second time and were measuring EVERYTHING! Just a few days passed (five) and one evening the phone rang. It was our Realtor telling us that "they were not in a hurry but were keeping us on their list." And so it was.
Now since I, too, am making lists, I understand the concept that when looking for real estate, one has to take a lot of things into consideration. So, with that phone call, I decided to leave for Connecticut and do some searching for myself...literally, that is. You see, the Pres and I filled for legal separation a while back.
It was/is not a rash decision. It was something that has been discussed for a very, very long time. Relocating together to Connecticut would only, in essence, transfer the problem. Quite honestly, I am tired of being a squaw following meekly behind the Chief. People who really, really know me, know how independent I am and what it means to me. The Pres knows that as well. We plan on remianing friends and both plan to relocate to Connecticut...just to different places, as our wants and needs differ greatly.
I am soical by nature and love people...the Pres, not so much.
I want a smaller home and yard to maintain giving me more freedom to enjoy life...the Pres wants another Ponderosa.
I want to learn to Kayak...the Pres, no.
I want to bicycle leisurely on country roads...the Pres, no.
I want to see the kids and the grandkids far more than he does.
Now a few of my close, close friends have suggested to me that I need a friend to do those things with. I guess I could do that becasue, as it stands now, I live alone and have lived alone for my enitre eight years here in the Hollow. That wasn't the plan. However, the plan never happened and quite honestly, I wanited eight years. There is no we and hasn't been a we for many, many years. I know you're probably sad and have many questions, but, trust me, since the decision has been made, I feel like such a burden has been lifted from my shoulders. I am finally sleeping soundly!
Finally, I know I've been missing for a few days and haven't been able to blog with you however, my reasons are totally valid. First, I've been in Connecticut since Saturday. Second, I haven't had access to regualr use of the internet. Third, I'm bushed...pooped...and exhausted when I come home at the end of the day after driving around, taking notes, running figures, etc.
But, don't you worry...I'll get back into the swing of things especially when I find A Quiet Corner...:)