Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Day Has Come....

we finally closed on the sale of our house in Alaska!  Yes, this is a bittersweet moment because it marks the end of of era...  I will always hold Alaska dear to my heart for the friends and memories we made there.  God truly blessed us.  It is also bittersweet because of the changes that have occurred in the past year.  Rites of passage you might say.  We had to give away our sweet kitty boo (Willow) due to allergies, Caleb was killed this spring, and Ian is getting closer adulthood having gotten his driver's license.  Dreams have changed for the boys and well it is a time of adjustment for me!  My little boys are growing up and starting to grow away!!!  A time I am not sure I am ready to approach but it is no longer creeping up on me but confronting me face on so... With chin raised I will face it full on, okay maybe not always face on but with the Lord's support it will be faced!!  Now don't get me wrong I am excited about the changes but I loved that house and would just as soon have moved it, the property and all our friends here but we know that can't happen.  It has been a long haul but God has been faithful throughout the whole process!!!  So good-bye Alaska

hello New York! 

No we are not moving again... but have been working hard and.... (drum roll, puhhhhhhhhhllllllllllllease!!!) in a few short months (barring any unexpected incidents) we will have the New York property paid off!!  Woo hoo!!!

And so you aren't scared out of your mind... This is an after shot once the house was re-sided and new windows were put in. (Please ignore the odd angel as it is the only shot I can find at the time... )

( The window seen in the 1st picture was covered over on the inside with this delicious paneling so we covered it over on the outside until we can get around to removing the paneling!!)

Just so you know the charger for my camera battery has gone missing so I am currently unable to recharge my now DEAD battery.  Oddly enough it didn't get used hardly at all until this past weekend which incidentally is when I discovered it was dying, ha ha!!  But once it is up and running again have I got pictures for you!!

Hope you have a great day!!


  1. Your New York home looks lovely!!! And the best part- is it's pretty much paid off! That is WONDERFUL :) Miss you Peggy! Hope you are well, and adjusted!

  2. Good Luck with your future Plans! Everything sounds like a wonderful adventure.

    Happy Birthday to you on 2-22 Too! Another side note, my hubby's daughter's birthday is that day too, but she was a premature baby who only lived a month. (32 years ago)

    When I was born my mother asked if I was a boy or girl and the doctor said, "Well you sure can't name her George!", since it was George Washington's birthday.