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A Winter Scene - red door, a dusting of snow, and a vintage bicycle

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Moving Out and Moving ON.....

I took a few last shots of the log home as the last bits were being boxed up.  I cleaned all the bathrooms and Rod washed all the windows, inside and out....a full moon, too.....

Today, we received some really troubling news but so much has happened recently, that we're pretty numb at this point.  Remember the job I said Rod just got?  Well, his company just announced today that they are 'doing away with' that part of the company.  It won't just affect him, but approximately 50,000 other people.  I'm not even kidding....

So, during this crazy week of moving, when on his first day of a new job we couldn't find his socks and he had to wear a pair of dirty ones.....the job no longer exists and he's back looking for another.  We're both shocked but truly believe that we're on this roller coaster together for a reason.  I just got done giving this wonderful man of mine a good 'ol back rub.... I think I'm done with boxes for the night....

And to this wonderful log home we've loved for nine years, I hope you bring joy and love and peace to the new folks who have purchased it.....I know they lost their log home in a recent fire in good to them!

I hope they'll enjoy this view as much as we did

I sat in this chair the night before we left and just gazed at the moon and said a's the chair I sit at at my computer...

this 'was' the guest room....we called it 'the bed and breakfast room'

the master bedroom

the great room looking into the kitchen, which was the last room to get cleaned and boxed up....
Thank you all for following along on the journey.......


  1. Oh Joann...what a shock about the job..& all those other poor people. These are sad & troubling times for sure. I really hope all works out for you both very soon. What a lovely reminder you have of your beautiful home...& I know that the new keepers will appreciate it and love it as you have done. Have a good weekend sweetheart...relax & do something FUN!! Love you xoxo R

  2. Oh sweetie, I am so sorry to hear the shocking news. How unfortunate. Thank goodness, you and Rod have each other for love and support. Your love and faith will pull you through. Hang in there sweetheart. I am sure Rod will find something soon enough. When one door closes, another door opens. That's always the way it goes. This wasn't the right door. Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts. Have a good weekend. Your daughter Amanda should be coming back soon, correct? Have a fun weekend with your family. Love and hugs! xoxo

  3. Oh Joann, I am so sorry to hear the shocking news about Rod's job. But your positive attitude will absolutely get you both through this stage and there will be something much better waiting for Rod.
    Hoping you have a great day and the sun is shining for you and your family this weekend.
    Much love and hugs

  4. Oh, dearheart, what can I say to ease things? You both have your health, your love, your talents and your loving family. Good things will follow this hard, hard time... Know that the poor family who lost all in the fire will treasure every inch of your log home. They are beginning anew. You and Rod are too. You have our support and our love!! Hugs, Sherry xxxxx


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