moving on (in so many ways)

I cannot even begin to thank y’all for all of the kind and supportive words on that last post. So many people also reached out on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and I’m just overwhelmed. This whole situation is so awful, but I also feel so blessed to have such an amazing support system around me, both online and in real-life.

Yesterday, I met with our realtor. We’re going to be listing our house on the market soon. I can’t afford the mortgage by myself, and it’s too big for just me and the girls. I feel the need to downsize and simplify our lives as much as possible. I think I want to rent a house for a while. I like the idea that if something breaks, someone else has to pay for it and fix it.

It’s sad because this place was my dream house, but now I’ll forever think of it as the house where my marriage fell apart.

The weird part? We bought this house from a couple that was divorcing. You know that horror movie cliche where the haunted house turns out to be built on top of an ancient Indian burial ground? I think this house was built on top of the graves of a really bitter and angry married couple. I even burned sage when we moved in, to get rid of any bad juju lingering around. Fat lot of good that did me.

Overall, I think I’m coping ok. Like I said, I have a pretty fantastic support system around me, and I’m so, so grateful for that.

But if you don’t hear from me much over the next few weeks, it’s probably because I’m going to be frantically de-cluttering and reorganizing this entire house to get it in “showable” condition. That should be… fun?

I’ll also be spending as much time as I possibly can hugging these faces.

Hard to get mad at these faces when they wake me up on Saturday morning.

Mostly successful, only slightly uneven bang trim. Yay, I'm improving!

You sure can't tell that she's sick.

Can’t really blame me for that one. They’re pretty darn huggable.

8 thoughts on “moving on (in so many ways)

  1. Dude, renting rules. Something breaks? I just make a phone call. I started out thinking I’d buy another house in a couple years, but now? I’m thinking I’ll stay a renter for a while.

    You’re going to be ok. It’s what Issa and Liz and Lu hammered into me a year ago. They were right. And I am now too. πŸ™‚

    In the meantime, I’m always here if you need to vent to someone who gets it.

    Huge hugs.

  2. Thinking of you! I hope you get an amazing offer soon for tons over the asking price. πŸ™‚

  3. Thinking about you and the girls. So glad you are drawing strength from those out here supporting you. We all love you.

    Good luck with the de-cluttering/listing of the house. It’ll be tough, I’m sure, you’ll make it through.

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