It has been quite an exciting few weeks around here and I have been a little overwhelmed with plans and ideas and questions...to the point that it is now 3 a.m. and I can't sleep. Again.
As many of you know, we have 2 houses. This one in a nice suburban neighborhood near Buffalo and a second home in the Finger Lakes that we have been renting to a family who had plans to buy it from us. You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, the tenants decided to divorce and move out of the house. This means 2 mortgages and all the upkeep normal for a house is doubled.
The thing is, as nice as this house in Buffalo is and as much as we like it, we miss the country and that old Victorian that we didn't get much of a chance to enjoy ourselves. So, we talked it over, consulted the kids and decided to put the Buffalo house on the market and move back to the Finger Lakes and all our friends down there.
It had been about a year and a half since I had been inside the house, before Joe and I drove down there on Friday morning. I was somewhat stunned to see the "wear and tear" on the house. It's going to need some fixing up, inside and out. Oh nothing is unfixable, but I certainly hadn't considered that I would have to do quite so much work on the inside as will now be necessary.
Add to that that I have to get this house ready to sell and kept clean and ready to show at a moments notice, and I think you'll understand if I am lax in blogging for the next few months.
The best part about moving back there is that I have friends there. I support system for when I have to get out of the house and talk to an adult. I have people who care about me and my family and will lend and ear or a hand or even, occasionally, farm equipment! LOL
So as this latest chapter in our lives unfolds I will try and keep you updated when possible. I hope you'll still stop by and visit from time to time. There are going to be some exciting changes going on this spring and summer and I'd like to share them with you.