Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It's hard letting go sometimes

Shawn and I are having a hard time parting with our house.

We wanted to sell it , but the housing market is making that impossible.

So our only choice is to rent it.

Problem is..

Letting go... and letting new people make new memories, run in the huge yard, cook in the fab kitchen,sit in the gazebo and drink morning coffee, play with other kids in the cul de sac., sleep in the bedroom I have slept in for the last 10 years.

So with that revelation, we can concentrate on getting to Alaska , making new memories ourselves.

Man, the tears are a coming Blogger Peeps, get out your floatie wings!


Paige said...

Im so sorry JP. I know your heart is broken

But you take your memories with you--and your beautiful home will be the setting for another family's memories, and maybe they will buy.

Reddunappy said...

Oh Jocelyn, it will be ok, you have that great man of yours!
Well if you rent it, then you will have it to come back too when his tour is done in Ak!

Jocelyn said...

Paige: thanks, I would like to sell it, but man the market just sucks. So, Landlord it is then!

Pam: We wont be back in the NW, that would take a miracle!

Reddunappy said...

O so sad! You wont be back. We wont get that trail ride!
But you will find buddies up there!
You take care of yourselves!

JJ said...

That would be hard, but I know that it will get easier in time! Have you found a home in Alaska yet? You say you won't be back in the NW; do you think you'll be in Alaska for a long time?

Liz said...

I dont blame you. And I'm so sorry... I'd feel the same way. This housing mess is just unbelievable.

allhorsestuff said...

SO SOrry J, tis tough to start over and the memories there are deep. It wil work out...grab the kleenX box and carry on...it will be cleansing and it is a good thing!
PS... Star's photo did not get attached to that email last time~

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awwww...it's always hard to move and let go of the past and special memories.

We had to rent out our house in NM for 7 years when we moved to South Carolina because of John's job transfer.
For me, it was a little sad, but also a relief to know that our house was still waiting for us when we were able to move back home to New Mexico again.

And I can't tell you how wonderful it felt to move back into that house again. Felt like....home, because it was :)

It'll all work out, so don't worry. :)


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry! I know how hard moving and leaving the place you love behind is. But, from one Alaskan and also fellow Oregonian, I do truly hope you love Alaska. I miss it dearly. I moved back to the lower 48 because my company twisted my arm with a transfer. I miss it horribly.

My wish for you is to not judge Alaska until you've spent two winters there. You can't ever know what you'll think of a place until you've spent a couple years anyways. Give her a chance. It'll be a culture shock, I know. Oh how do I know! Just remember to find the beauty and allow yourself to be in AWE of everything around you.

Take your old memories and make some new. Feel free to ask if you have any questions. Most of all, enjoy the adventure!