Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ready to Sell the House

Another close girlfriend left me a message that she has been super busy cleaning her home and just listed it. She was divorced in March. My guy friend was laid-off his retail management job 2 weeks ago. His ex-wife (he was divorced 15 months ago) has recently remarried and is moving out of state with their 11-year-old son in August. It will be interesting to see what happens in the future with all of us.

Right now my focus is on finishing the cleanup in my home because I need to list my home as soon as possible as well. (I am a week behind in doing so because with my job and parenting the boys solo, the work on the house is not going as quickly as it needs to.) But it is on its way and I will try to sign my real estate contract no later than the start of next week. I'm not sure if it will sell but I need to take a shot at it.

It is time for me to move on. I am finding that concentrating on the house is helping with my depression/anxiety/fear. I drove by the apartment complexes in our town today and am not so distressed about having to move there anymore. They are neat, clean and all have pools, parks and ponds surrounding the grounds. There were many hanging plants from the patios. If we end up unable to renegotiate the mortgage and need to move there it will be okay (I hope).

Today I am grateful:

1. For the progress I have made on the house.
2. For summer fruits.
3. For some of the peace/resignation I am beginning to feel about our fate and future.
4. For scented reed diffusers (they are the neatest things!).
5. For scented candles (a cheap way to improve your mood and update the house).


  1. Stick in there!

    I lost my wife of forty years in December 2007 and only now am I really coming to terms with it all. At least though, I'm fit, healthy and financially stable.

    I'm also lucky in that I've found a travelling companion, who's a fellow widow. Where it will go we know not.

    The Anonymous Widower

  2. It is lovely that you have found someone to travel with along this road of life!