Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Changes




We are saying farewell to Querencia, the little red cabin on the lake, where I went to stay after my Rich died and where I slowly put my life in order. The cabin was a special place for me where I could heal my heart. A while later Jack entered the picture and a new life began for both of us. Now 12 years later, this chapter will close.


When Jack came to pick me up for our first "date", he too fell in love with this little cabin on the lake.  However, 2 miles up the road he had a lovely home. Over the past few years he has made some wonderful improvements and I have become more needing of the comforts he has added. We would commute back and forth and it has become too much. We will spend summer in his home and winters in Florida. We will miss the little cabin and our landlords who have been good friends as well.

Now, in Florida we will start a new chapter. We are moving. We are building a new home right up the road and it should be ready by Thanksgiving. I am overwhelmed with all that has to be done but we shall start the sorting and packing when we go back next week. Think bubble wrap - lots of bubble wrap.

The motivation for the move is to be on one floor in a smaller community of homes. And I no longer want the pool. The wonderful features of the home are just a bonus.


I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and I am sure I will have something to say when I am in the midst of the packing! Until then.....

7 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Carol, I haven't been blogging much this summer so was surprised at all your news when I read your post today. You have making some big changes this year but I'm sure they are all for the best and that the adjustments will be made with some bittersweet memories attached. All the best to you and Jack during this transition time. Blessings, Pam

Vee said...

It all sounds so logical. We are fast coming to some major changes as well, but I am kicking and screaming along the way. So glad that you see the value of your new decisions and I'm sure that you will very much enjoy the changes. All the best with the packing and don't let the bubble wrap get you down!

Snap said...

Good for you. Everything I do around the house now is to make things easier for me. Have fun (!!) with the bubble wrap (pop a bubble every now and then).....

mommaras said...

Happy trails to you my friend. I know change is hard but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Save some bubble wrap and when you get frustrated do a little dance on it and pop away

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing your new home (and you!) again this winter, my friend. Closing a chapter is always so difficult. My thoughts are with you as you transition to this new chapter.
Love and miss you.
xo
D

Loreen Bogdan said...

Awhhh.

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Sorry to hear you are no longer will have the cabin, although I am sure as you will still be in the area some of the time you will visit the lake etc,, but you have some lovely memories of how you found comfort and a new life with the help of it!!. Wishing you all the best in your new place and am looking forward to seeing the photographs and hearing about you new home.

Very best wishes, love Phil & Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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