Saturday, January 31, 2009

I've GOT some catching up to DO!

Ed and I are on the MOVE!
I am never sure how much I want to reveal about myself or others on my BLOG. After the election Ed and I agreed to put our home back on the market (Indiana went through and re-assessed some, not ALL homes and by re-assessing them it changed the amount of tax we pay into our escrow every month.) At first we feared our house payment would increase an additional $1000- a month. Then the governor put a freeze on it and we waited to see what would happen. The freeze was lifted some things were worked out and our payment went up an additional $500- a month. Well $500- or $1000- it is more than we can pay and I do not want to be so burdened by a house that in the end it is owning us. So we are MOVING. There will be a new owner and I am sure he will love and take care of this house. In the end we never really own a home we just take care of it for awhile.
So, today, after my tireless Mother and I organized and threw out and packed away my studio for over a month. Some of my friends and family came over and we packed up 11 loads of STUDIO and GARAGE in 16 degree weather with snow on the ground and moved it to our new place. I actually have a studio in the house now. I never thought I would be so happy to have it that way. Mine had been outside and I found that when it was late at night, cold, snowy, raining or storming I didn't want to go out there. I longed for running water and privy.

My great friend and artist Kristina from Duluth, MN (was in town) (lucky her), her MOM, and our friend Kathy, My buddy and artist pal Mike, my Marine nephew who has more positive energy then anyone I know Mark, my step dad Jim who is always there for us and my Mom SWEET SUE who I depend on for so many things and is always there for me. Missing from this picture is one of my favorite neighbors Mary, My brother Roger who hooked up my washer and dryer and my husband Ed who was inside preparing lunch. Ed is a big old NERD who doesn't do manual labor very well. I learned that early on when I had the power tools and he had good cookware and too many books to count.
They were all a great help and I couldn't have done it without them. Many thanks!
Other things this week HUGE Icicles at our old place.
Another sweet shot of our stinky dog LUCY! Again, the cutest little Basset in all the WORLD. Laying on all of Mommas pillows. My friend Lori said she would give her dog a kidney if he needed one. I feel the same way.

I hate that I have almost been too busy to blog. I will look forward to keep packing and moving over the next week and a half. Then the nesting begins it is like a clean slate just waiting for me. I am even going to paint some furniture. Something I haven't made time for in a long while.


Hens Teeth said...

I wish you every happiness in your new home. Good news about the 'inside' studio.

Candice Hartsough McDonald said...

almost welcome to the neighborhood! when you are all settled in we should have another luncheon :)

Samantha said...

I admire you and Ed. I wish you two the best at the new place. I love Lucy, classic picture. I hope Chris and I have half of what you two have someday.