Sunday, December 23, 2007

An absolute moving update...

Hi everyone! I guess I have been very evasive when it comes to my move. Now is as good a time as any to get it all out.



After 2 1/2 months on the market, my house sold this past week (for an amazing price!) I have had a tremendous amount of traffic in a real estate world of nothingness and foreclosures. Gary and I have put so much of ourselves into this house because we thought we would be staying here forever. I never wanted to stay in CA. I'm such a NY-Brooklynite-Jewish momma type of woman. We never saw this great job opportunity coming (it side blinded us) and we both agreed that this is as good a time as any to "go home".



So, after screaming, yelling and mega tears from our children, we will be moving in 5 days. My 2 younger sons (ages 16 & 12) are coping with it much better than I ever thought they would. They realized that they must move with us, but I also think they are ready for a new adventure. I would like to think that I have instilled in them that sense of "moving is OK" since we have done it every 7 years. They say that they are ready...only time will tell. I worry about my 16 year old, David. He has emotional issues that take a LOT OF PATIENCE on our part. But he seems to be the most excited about moving. A FRESH START...



Then there's my 18 year old, Jacob. He's coming with us because we are his financial institution. He keeps telling us that he's moving back to "da Bay" as soon as he can. I keep telling him that he'll need much wealthier parents than he has. Damn, it's so EXPENSIVE to live in CA! And since he is not the prodigal son, my guess is that he'll fall in love (again) with Manhattan since that's the closest big city he's gonna see for awhile.



I'm going to try to keep a visual diary of this experience. First I need to delete the beauty contest photos from my digital camera that my sons have taken of themselves. Wish me luck.



And now to wish a Merry Christmas to all my non-yiddishkeit friends. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with love, joy, and the stability of a permanent residence.



Happy New Year as well....you all rock my world!

with much love,
sandee

16 comments:

barbara burkard said...

and to you as well! travel safe and know that i send my love in an overnite bag...filled with hugz for you all!

barb

Tristan said...

have a safe journey ... and get on out here to CT - we're ready for you!

Connie said...

How exciting for you! I will send happy positive thoughts for you and your family!
Nothing like a big move to challenge and motivate!
8 yrs ago my DH and I sold the family house in Calif. and moved to Hawaii. Now we are ready to move back to the mainland -probably Oregon. It's important to be (geographically) close to your family....
connie

Gayle Page-Robak said...

You sound very excited about moving back home, Sandee... I wish you all the best in your new location. Better the move now, before the boys get married and you would have to leave them behind. Good luck.

carylsrealm said...

Wishing you all the best! Would love to see the Beauty Contest Photos! :)

Debby said...

Sending you much love and happiness! Will be thinking of you when you are on the move.
Huge hugs sweetie,
Debby

Cat said...

Happy moving!!! I wish you dry roads, careful movers, yummy road food, and a happy landing!!!
As a veteran of 15+ moves in my adult life, I can truly say....it's an adventure!!! Enjoy your new home, so happy you sold your CA home...HOORAY!
xo,
Cat

dmennella said...

Sandee,
Good luck with your move!I hope you have a safe journey and get settled in and creating again soon!

Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Denise

Tally O said...

We're gonna miss you Sandee - but as I make it out to NY about once a year, I may actually see you about the same amount!
Tally

Jillian said...

I'm so envious of your wonderful journey! Hopefully that will happen for us soon too. I can't wait till you're settled and back making your beautiful art.

donna mooney said...

Sandee I am so happy that you have expressed pleasure at moving. I really thought you were hating the idea. Be safe, huge hugs donna

Anonymous said...

Sandee, I am thrilled you are moving since I get you practically around the proverbial corner from me!

Safe travels!

Love,
Megan

christy grant said...

Congratulations on selling your home so quickly (and for a good price, yay!). Merry Christmas :) to you, too. I for one am glad to have an art Diva on the East coast and hope when you get settled in will think about A&S in May! She's coming home, yay! Traveling mercies and may nothing get lost or broken! Hugs!

Jodi said...

Sandee -- so excited to hear your home sold! Awesome news! Hope your move is smooth sailin and your entire family settles in quickly!! ((((Hugs!))))

Tamara C said...

Wishing you and your boys a safe journey on your adventure! Please drop us a line and let us know you are safe and snuggled in for the winter!

Big Fluffy Snow Hugs,

Tam

martha brown said...

Good Luck Sandee! Do I have your new address yet?
We would all really love to see those "beauty contest" photos! LOL!