Where I’ve been and What’s next

What started out as a brief break turned into a too long absence.

It’s true….”Time stands still for nobody. Live each moment because when it’s passed, you can’t get it back.”

While getting time back is not an option, these pictures can answer the question of where  I’ve been and what I’ve doing.

We knew this would be the year when we would come back home and we would be saying goodbye to the little cottage in the little town that has been our part time home for 2 years. And  my body and mind told me it was time. 

Early 2016, my spirit of adventure was at an all time high, Yes, lets do this.

Now 2 years later, I am more than ready to close the chapter on this experience.

We started prepping the house in early spring, with plans to list it when schools  were letting out for the summer and folks are on the move, literally. .


Yep, before the end of the summer, I’m thinking,  mission accomplished. Hubby would be finished with his career, again, and we would once again be a one house family. 

We cleaned, painted, arrange furniture, decluttered etc until we just finally said that’s it. No more doing and redoing.

We were ready to list!






A cute, beautifully staged  3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1650 square feet cottage will be a snap to sell. Right?

Oh yes it was. It sold within 4 days and the buyer wanted some of the furniture. That was a plus. We didn’t need the furniture and would have to sell or donate most of it.

And there was another offer on the house. Wowza, Wowza, Wowa…. Excited….so excited. 

Almost too easy. Yes it was! 

We signed the contract and left to go on a planned vacation to Las Vegas for our granddaughter’s graduation.

We returned home and started removing stuff from the cottage and bringing it back.

We were fast approaching the July 30 date of closing. And then…….The rest of the story….

The buyer backed out,  for personal reasons,  and by July 4, we had to start again. Disappointing!!!! Other potential buyers had moved on to other properties. At first, we resisted restaging, but saw it was in our best interests to bring the furniture. rugs and accessories back that we had taken home. And we wait. July 30 came and went…..August 30 is gone and we are now approaching the middle of September.

We made a price cut and we still wait.

I have Summer time still on the chalk board and will be changing it to Fall…..very soon.

That is what I’ve been and what I’ve been doing.. Sigh. Sigh

We have a showing next week…….fingers crossed.

What’s next ???????? Shrug…I don’t have a clue.





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