Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's been awhile

Gosh, it's been awhile.
It seems like whenever my life is just the same day after day I run out of ideas for what to say here.
I don't want to blog all of my sad thoughts.  I don't want to use this blog for venting necessarily.
I do want it to be a way to remember what's going on in my life.  I do want to write down the little day to day things that I will otherwise forget if I don't write them down.

We have had a literal army of people here at my house helping us out. It has been unbelievable.
We've decided to put the house up for sale.
This of course requires a lot of prep work.
And even though we are the kind of people who keep our house up and do upkeep and such, it turns out that when you really do an inventory of your house, looking at it as a buyer, you realize that there is a bucketload of work to do!

So day after day people show up and paint, fix, clean, saw, hammer, mix concrete, move branches, and cut down trees.  Oh my gosh it has been a lot of work.

And it has made me feel unbelievably loved.

My husband is not an emotional person.  I have seen him cry only a couple of times in the 24 years that we've been married.  And when I told him about the things that have been done for us around this house he was immediately touched and became all choked up. Then we both were crying together.

He kind of laughed and said, "With all the things we have to cry about, it's people helping us out that makes us cry."


  1. Thanks for posting this. Beautiful. But what's this about selling the house? Dime.

  2. With all the uncertainty regarding future and the job situation we decided that selling the house was the prudent thing to do. So we are doing it. That's about all there is to it...

  3. Wow, what will you do when it sells? Are you staying in Westford?

  4. That's my question, where will you go? Stay in Boston? I love people. Lots of people suck, but in my experience, the people that I know are incredible and kind and helpful. I'm grateful you have those people in your lives.

  5. We plan to stay in our current town so that our son doesn't have to change schools. Obviously we want to stay in the Boston area for Franks treatment. We'll just get a smaller, cheaper place.

  6. I know those guys who were traipsing through your house. It would bring me to tears too. ;-)