Well, the day I was waiting for (and dreading) has finally arrived. Late last week, a family made an offer to purchase my childhood home. On the market since August 2006, this is a welcome development, as my mother needs the proceeds from the sale of this house to pay off the loan for the mobile home she now lives in. Yet, this also means that a beloved piece of real estate that has been in my family for many years, and that contains much family history, will now be providing memories for someone else. The beloved old home will soon begin a new life as part of the history of another family. Hopefully, they will treat her well. Strange how time marches on.
For those who may be interested in numbers: selling price $74,999.
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.