Finally finished painting my kitchen cabinets. It has been a very long
process that actually started a few years ago. For a long, long time I have
had the care giving responsibilities for my parents. During my Daddy's long
battle with Alzheimer's I was my Mom's helper. Doing all the grocery shopping,
filling in to give my Mom breaks and more while holding down a job. My dear
sweet little cottage that I love so much always took a back seat to other more
important duties. After my Daddy died, I continued to help my Mom any way
I could. When things were finally settling down, I thought that I would be able to
find the time to finish all of the projects I had either begun, or had planned in my
own home. But then ...
David came home one day and talked to me about the idea of selling our business and
moving to Victoria, Texas. Although I had always planned to keep this dear home, I
realized that the opportunity that the Texas move was offering was just too good to pass
up and that if I said no, he may always resent me for it.
So I said yes.
When he gave me the time schedule for the move, I became really nervous.
How could possibly get the projects done around the house that had been
left uncompleted while also selling my Mom's house. She did not want to
use a real estate agent, so all of the advertising and showing of her house fell
on my shoulders. Fortunately, I was able to get a good offer for her house in
only five days, and the official closing date in July 31st.
But what about my own house? How would I possibly get everything
done to get it ready for sale too? Then we had a business to sell as well.
Well, fortunately the business sold quickly and David was able to leave
for Texas to move into the new house we bought down there while I have
remained up her tying up all the loose ends.
Every time I think of selling this place I hold back the tears. But the good
news is that my neighbor of many years has an elderly father who is now widowed
may be a possible new owner. Amy's dad is widowed and living in Illinois
but his three daughters live in other states. Amy talked to him about buying my
house and he is very interested. And Amy said to me, "and one day you could
buy it back."
The thought that Amy's dad may be living here makes me feel far less sad to
leave this sweet home behind. I know how helpful it is to have an elderly
parent living close by. In fact, my Mom is moving in with us down in Victoria.
So I have been working hard to pass on this cottage to someone I hope will love it
as much as I do. I must say though that painting kitchen cabinets is a monumental job
and one that I do not plan to do any time soon!!! Thankfully I will not have to paint
the kitchen cabinets in Victoria as they are lovely. Oh, and I will have a big
window over by sink which I never had here, so I am excited about that too.
Okay, that's enough chit chat for now because it's onto another project!
I will be taking more pics as I go along, so stay tuned. Until then I am
happily joining ~
Bentley is so cute! He runs outside and plays for a while and then comes
back inside just long enough to see how I am coming along. He's the
best little buddy!!
Susan and Bentley