This is it!!!

Posted: August 30, 2013 in House and home, Personal
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This is it!!!

The big news (no pictures today) is that we’ve managed to get our four-bedroom-attic-and-basement house-and-28 years-two-children-in-the-same-house move ready to go in a week and one day.  On Saturday, Aug. 18, we were on the way back from our Wyoming vacation, which many of you have been sharing, (and which will wind up at some point soon), and heard we had an offer. Although it was less than we’d hoped, it was more than more separation in our marriage was worth and we accepted.

We arrived in Naperville on Sunday night, I drove our younger daughter to Philadelphia and school ( 13 hours) on Tuesday, then back to Cleveland on Wednesday and began packing on Thursday morning, a week and day from today.  I had lots of help from Bill and our older daughter on Friday and Saturday and then Bill again these last several days.  Without them, I couldn’t have done an eight-day move.  And that’s not counting the six months it took me to get the house ready to put on the market.  My s-i-l and several friends provided lunch, dinner, moving materials, people to whom we could pass on furniture and best of all, moral support.

The movers come tomorrow  and a day from now (Friday night), I’ll be staying with friends and then driving to Naperville for the beginning of the next segment of our life.  Hopefully, I’ll be doing a bit more writing to go with all the photography I’ve been doing.  Thanks so much for bearing with me while all this is going on and thanks also for all the prayers and good wishes.  It’s so much fun to be in touch with so many wonderful people all over the world via this blog.


  1. xpat92 says:

    Hi Janet,
    Congrats on your sale and best of luck for all that is ahead. It takes courage to break away from a home. Even good change can be a bit scary.

    P.S. A little birdie told me that you will be receiving something via snail mail soon. :).

    • Thanks. I’m looking forward to the change and glad to have this part done. And I’m looking forward to my surprise, too. That will make moving into the “new” place (“new” because my husband’s been in the house for several year already), much more enjoyable.


  2. happyface313 says:

    Good luck in your new home! 🙂
    Hope everything goes well for your and your family! .-9
    😀 HAPPY weekend 😀

  3. Janet, how wonderful! Enjoy this new piece of your life – I know you (and Bill) will be glad the long-distance marriage period is over 🙂 It doesn’t sound like you’ll get much time off this Labor Day weekend, but it will all be worth it once the move is behind you, true?

    • Sharon, because of the holiday, the moves won’t deliver until Wednesday, so I’ll have time to relax a bit before everything shows up at the new, smaller house. Then it will get crazy again. 🙂 I’ll be glad when it’s all done.


  4. vbholmes says:

    Much happiness in your new life, Janet and Bill–and many good wishes for an uneventful move and settlement into your new home. Look forward to having you back with the Fictioneers.

  5. Wow, what an accomplishment!

  6. congrats. It’s been a long haul. Randy