I want to thank each and every one of you who sent me such wonderful birthday wishes. I do so appreciate your dropping by my little blog to say "hi".
As life changes, we must learn to go with the flow. Some of you may know I live on an island. We take a car ferry to and from the mainland. In the last couple of years, the ferry rates have increased at an alarming rate, and now we will have 2 more rate hikes this year. My husband and I have been talking about moving from here for some time. It would be more convenient for us to be on the other side of the river, closer to our daughter. My husband is not in the best of health either, and we're far from a hospital. It takes an enormous amount of time to ferry back and forth, not to mention the ridiculous rates they are now charging. This last episode was just enough to give us the push we need to get our behinds in action.
So. Our home is for sale and we are looking for another. This has been a very hard decision for us to make after living here 28 years and loving this home that we built. But, it is time. We want to make this move while we still have each other. Certainly, we don't want to wait until one of us is alone and have to tackle this enormous task by ourselves. I've started the agonizing process of cleaning out closets and tossing and taking things to the Salvation Army. Any of you who have done this knows what a PITA it is. I won't be sewing much for a while, although I hope to keep up with my Designer group challenges. But until I get things in the house sorted out and more manageable, I can't spend much time at the machine.
But--I will still be reading and commenting on your blogs. I will sew vicariously through you until I get things in order. I may even pop in my blog now and then and put up some photos of our mess, if only for my own diary. I will be back. Someday.
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