Thursday, January 23, 2014

A New Year

Hard to believe that it has been a year since I posted to my blog. What a year! In January 2012, my husband began talking seriously of changing jobs and moving from our home of 22 years in Tennessee, returning to the Pacific Northwest and taking a new job. Then it began: a whirlwind of fixing up our home, getting rid of twenty two years of accumulate junk, packing, staging, listing, showing...and actually selling our house within three weeks of listing it with a realty. Then the movers came and packed it all up to ship it across country. Of course during that time, Keith had to begin his new job, so after a month of working hard on the repairing and painting, he left me to finish getting the house on the market.
I was so overwhelmed, I put out an email to my community of friends from church and they were so gracious to come and help me get the house scrubbed and mulched and mowed and some wiring repaired and wow, are they the best friends! Eleven came, and I had a bunch of sticky notes with jobs for them to choose from. I even had one of my friends pulling pictures out of albums that were falling apart and had those sticky pages. A job that needed to be done so I could consolidate stuff and not have to ship junk.
So after a great drive across country in July, by the grace of God, I feel at home and glad to be back in the PNW!
Oh well, you probably don't want to know all the details, so more later. Off to my Bible study this morning!