The local paper arrives weekly
and makes me aware of some that is going
on and recent deaths. Living a simpler lifestyle
need this paper or there is much going on
that I would not be aware of.
Holiday tour of some special homes
will take place this weekend.
Memories surface and I found myself smiling.
After leaving the old farm house 12 years ago
one of the homes I built is in the historical district
of this town. It is a part of the tour. The paper mentioned that I designed the home
and how well it fit in with this section of older homes.
One of my goals was to make this home look like it was not new.
This home and creating a garden in the small back yard brought a lot of pleasure.
Seemed I still possessed a lot of creative energy at that time and kept having thoughts
of moving on to the big city where it would be closer to some of my children.
and youngest grandchildren.
Always of the mindset that if it is meant to be it would all fall in place.
Put this home on the market as an experiment and it
sold in a few weeks. A lot was found in
the big city that everyone said could not be bought.
Onward with that home, enjoyed time in the big city but my heart
was not at Peace.
Missed the country immensely so this home was put on the market
and it took longer to sell then any home I had created.
A recession progressing and there was a sizable loss.
Now back home where I began a solo life over 30 years ago.
Thankful this property was kept, seemed in my heart I could
not let it go even though I sought other lifestyles.
Hopefully this is where I can spend
the rest of my days and beyond....
Another story for my grandchildren....