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Moving again (92)

Just as the inspections and appraisals and mortgage applications start to wrap up and life becomes a little less bogged down with the bureaucracy of real estate transactions, I begin to get sentimental about the house I’m leaving. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Adjusting to home (76)

I took a long weekend off from work to move, unpack, and try to settle into my house. On Tuesday I returned to my workday routine, and as I was driving home I found myself wondering whether I should go … Continue reading

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Moving Back, part 1 (72)

Finally, finally, I am moving back into my home. It isn’t completely ready, but as long as the bedroom, bathroom, and living room are functional, I can wait for the rest. Mark the contractor would have preferred another week to … Continue reading

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Changing it up, or Getting your butt out of a rut (60)

It’s so easy to get into a rut, even after making major life changes. A little over seven years ago I decided to make a fresh start. I moved across the country, bought a new house, found a new job, … Continue reading

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Blogging virgin (20)

The house fire and its consequences have taken over my life. It’s a rare day that I don’t have some task related to it. Friends and family want to know how it’s going with me, the kids, and the house, … Continue reading

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Creature comforts (17)

You never really know how you’ll react to a crisis. It helps to have family and friends circle around, but in the end, you still have to deal with it by yourself. Especially when you’re single. For most of my … Continue reading

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A new normal (14)

The first morning I wake up in the rental house, I am disoriented. I don’t remember where I am. Then the dogs come running into my room, bouncy and wagging tails, much too energetic for me in the morning. I … Continue reading

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