Home in the Hollow

Saying "good-bye" to the Home in the Hollow is not an easy thing to do However, it is time.  The dream about making this a house a home for myself and the Pres was a good one, however, it is time to move on and pursue new dreams.  The Home in the Hollow will never be the same, not with out us.  However, new owners, whoever they may be, will hopefully love it as much as we did and keep it alive.

Although it was a difficult decision to make, one of us had to face the truth...we were getting older and needed less work now that we were approaching our "golden years."  Weighing the options, examining the pros and cons along the way, and shedding many tears along the way, I knew that another place was waiting.

.  The Pres and I needed to be closer to family and friends and selling the house was the only way to accomplish the goal.  Needing to scale back, downsize...whatever you want to call it...was another very important thing to be considered.  A smaller place would be easier to clean and maintain especially considering I am a "Dolly domestic."  We would find the perfect place, closer to those we love. 

"We humans have a deep need to belong—to connect with others in close, supportive, intimate, caring relationships," says David Myers, who ardently believes that people need each other rather than things. "People who have such close relationships are more likely to report themselves 'very happy.'"

"Some changes look negative on the surface
but you will soon realize
that space is being created in your life
for something new to emerge."
~ Eckhart Tolle

 And so it is...a new house awaits...
a house that will become a home...
"A Quiet Corner"


Do you have an idea of when you'll be moving? We need to have a party or something before that.

I was just talking about Eckhart Tolley with someone else - I really like his philosophies.
Jill said…
You have such a beautiful place there in the hollow. I have no doubt that where ever you live, you will create another beautiful home.
Your home in the hollow is definitely a wonderful place. But I'm sure you'll find place equally lovely. I look forward to your telling us all about it in your blog. And I hope you have a fun "going away party" with the Two Bears crew. :)
Anonymous said…
It is natural to have a lot of "second thoughts" at the last minute. Just keep focused on your original reasons and on making your new house a home.
Change is good! I'm excited for you. Less cleaning is always a wonderful thing. More time to play and do things you really enjoy.
Texan said…
I agree with Lisa you guys should have a party :O). I love moving, to much probably. Must have gypsy dust on the bottom of my feet. LOL
You have a great place there and will make your next place great as well!
Louise said…
The Hollow is lovely, and it is what you made it. Your new place will grow the same way. You take so many memories with you, and so many new adventures await you.
Chatty Crone said…
I TOTALLY understand and get it! Love this quote:

"Some changes look negative on the surface
but you will soon realize
that space is being created in your life
for something new to emerge."
~ Eckhart Tolle
Unknown said…
You're leaving one haven, but you'll create another.
Can't wait to see how your journey unfolds!
TexWisGirl said…
still keeping fingers crossed for the right buyer...
where ever you go...you'll make your home YOUR home...
i always look forward to change...new, exciting...and a little bit scary...
good luck & i hope your Hollow sells soon!
Nancy C said…
Sooner than later, the sadness will turn to fond memories, as you make new memories in your new home. I'm excited for you both. :)
I have the same concerns that you do about being able to keep up with everything--We have a hard enough time just clearing our driveway of snow, so I know our day will come to leave here, sooner than I'd like, I'm sure!
Wherever you go ... there you are! The "where" isn't nearly as important as the "who", and wherever you and you hubby are, THAT will be "home."
BeautifulDees said…
From the look's of thing's you will make another home just a lovely and welcoming. But the home in the hollow's is certainly gorgeous. Good luck to you with your new change.
Anonymous said…
Sounds difficult to do... that is a decision my husband and I will need to make most likely in a couple years... downsizing...
I came to love home in the hollow too. Your photos were great and it looked very peaceful.
I know there will come a time someday that we will also have to think about this. I shudder thinking it is just around the corner. Life goes on and a house is just a house family and happiness truly are the reason for life. B
Angela said…
You need to tell that couple that they need to buy it soon so they can get the ball rolling to install the pool in the backyard!

Can't wait to see your new place too!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

PS Here's a packing tip. I tried to pack some of my breakables with towels and sheets that I wasn't using. For short moves I would put a dish towel and then a plate in a box.
All the best, JP. We have been thinking about many of the points you mentioned and possibly we too will be moving within a few years. Hope your move goes smoothly.

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