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Monday, April 23, 2012

Hey All!

Gosh I've missed you guys and blogging, and creating, and. . .well, I can tell you I haven't missed painting! LOL  Just wanted to let you know the deed is just about done.  The house went on the market today.  I'm still "finishing up" on things around here and then it is just a matter of it being shown.  If you are interested, here is the LISTING.

I have kind of mixed emotions.  I will miss this house a lot, but the house we have our eyes on is still available and that makes this a little bit easier to take.  I'll keep you all posted.

Again, thanks so much for all of your encouragement and wonderful supportive comments.  This has been a ton of anxiety for me, but your thoughtful, caring comments have really made a difference.

I love you guys, and can't wait for things to settle down and get back to "normal".  I'm going to try and sit down this week and visit you all to see what you have been up to.  I hope you are all well!

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

44 comments:

mudmaven said...

One door closes .... another one opens. At least that is the way I think you should look at this. I know it will be hard as you have such wonderful neighbors there, but you will keep those as friends and meet some new ones! The boys look very springy in their pix and I'm sure they will do just fine too. Hang in there, I know this is hard for you but we're all out here sending good thoughts your way. All the best to Jay and hug those darling boys from me too! ~chris

Rita said...

Good luck Curt! Sending you lots of hugs!!!

Patti J said...

So good to 'hear' your voice! Your home is so beautiful - I'm sure it will sell quickly if people will just come see it. How funny. I think every card I've ever mailed you has gone to CerroWar, not Mar. Silly me. Glad to hear that the painting is behind you. Sending prayers up that the house sells right away, and that you can get back to normal in your new home very soon! Hugs and blessings my friend.

Dee in N.H. said...

So great to hear from you. You must be exhausted but your house is looking beautiful! I will be thinking of you and Jay and hoping this all gets done fairly quickly for you!

Myrna said...

Curt
So happy for you that you are almost done prepping and that the house you are looking at is still available. Best of luck.
Your home is fabulous. No other word for it. Love it.
Myrna

Sue Ann said...

The house looks great and I know it will sell fast. You know I love the yellow :) Hugs to you~

Diane said...

Wow...that is one beautiful home, I can understand why you have mixed feelings about leaving it....but if your goal is to sell it, then that is my wish for you...I have been at this house for 17 years....its an old home, and the one we sold to move here was my dream home, we would come and look at this home, want it, go home, and change our minds, but after a year we made the move, and it was the best one...so I an sure your new home will give you much pleasure...thoughts are with you..let us know!!!

Sue said...

Hi Curt, glad the bulk of the work is done and that you can get down to the brass tacks of selling. I know this is so a hard thing for you can hear it in your writing, but that you are taking the bull by the horns is a good thing. Sometimes the change we fight so much turns out to be the best thing for us. Hope the house sells quickly and you get the house you want! Thinking of you both and keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Hugs
Sue

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Think of you often and send lots of positive thoughts and prayers your house sells fast so you can get the place you want. I know your neighbors are going to miss you so much.
take care of yourself and don't be a stranger
Hugs to you and the boys

Krissy said...

Curt, your home is lovely! You have a great eye for decorating! I love all the colors you have chosen! I NEED to paint our home, I just can't decide on colors and am afraid to "take the plunge"! Good luck with the sale of your home - it's gorgeous, anyone would be lucky to make it their next home!

Gail said...

Helloooooo!
I've missed you!
Your house is beautiful, remember it's a house.....you & your family make it a home!
You're doing great!
And 'normal'; seriously, do you not read my blog....it's a setting on a washing machine!
Glad for the update!
Thinking of you guys....hoping there's no painting in the new home!

Kathlene said...

So glad that all your painting labors are done...the results are fantastic. Crossing my fingers that the sale goes smoothly and quickly for you. Now relax and trust karma. Hugs, Kathy

Ted said...

SO wonderful to see you back in these parts, Curt! :) Your home looks great! Praying that you're able to sell quickly and with fantastic results so that you all can start your next chapter successfully. :)

Jackie said...

It's so good to hear from you! The house is beautiful. I love how you've decorated it and the paint colors are perfect. I think it will show very well and you probably won't have any trouble selling it. I hope you get the house you have your eye on and can get back to normal in the near future. Just hang in there! We're all rooting for you.

ursula Uphof said...

You have certainly made your home look very attractive for a buyer, Hope it all goes well and that you may soon settle into the new home you are wanting. Sending you lots of good wishes.

Carole said...

I agree with all the comments...your home is lovely...hard to let go. Sending positive energy. Wishing you the best. Be well

Beth Norman said...

I understand the emotions you are going through (as you know). Your house is gorgeous and showcases beautifully. Good luck with the sale. Hugs.

Beth

Heide said...

Your home looks great and I sure your will soon be settling into a new place. I have been thinking of you, sending lots of good thoughts you way.
Hugs, Heide

Bonnie Weiss said...

You have impeccable taste my friend ... your home shows extremely well. You don't even have any pee patches on your lawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine said...

Wow Curt you have a stunning home, great job on the decorating..am sure its gonna sell easy for you, sending you good vibes for a speedy sale & re location..

smiles Christine x

Linda said...

Wow that is one beautiful home! I can see why you are having a hard time leaving. I love that your craft room is not all packed up. We are going to down size in two year and I have so much stuff not just craft stuff. and I really need to get rid of stuff but I love all my stuff. You did an amazing job. I have my fingers crossed but I am sure someone will snap that beautiful house up quick. If not got a St. Joseph and put him in your garden. A very small one works.
Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

Ahh Curt,
If I lived in your area I would buy your and Jays home in a NY minute!!! Would we still be neighbours?
Thank you for keeping us updated.
You know we're here.
Hugs for the whole Gang.

Jean said...

Curt ~
Happy for you that the painting is done. I know what a BIG job that can be. Praying you get the house that inspires you. I'm sure you'll make it "home" in no time at all. Thanks for keeping us posted.
Jean ~

Alli said...

Beautiful home Curt!!!
I hope things go smoothly and quickly for you & Jay!
So nice to 'see' you!
Hang in there, you can do it!

mochamama said...

Curt, your home is georgeous I can see why you would be sad leaving it!! New beginnings my friend, new beginnings! My mantra lately, "it's all good" please keep us posted, I have been thinking of you guys and pray everything turns out well!!
Hugs my friend

Mary said...

Curt - Your home is lovely and immaculate! I'm sure it will sell quickly. All the best to you and Jay at this new turn in your lives.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh the horizon is in sight Curt!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Curt!!! I'm so sorry about Jay and all you're enduring! And I just hate you have to leave your beautiful "home" but God will see you make another happy and beautiful home. I, myself, am a caregiver to my aunt right now and I know that's not an easy job! And I most certainly understand the financial burdens hardships can bring. But I know God is good and he'll be right there beside you!

I've been away from blogging and crafting myself for a while but I knew I was sending out prayers for a good reason! I'm so glad I got here, and if there's anything at all I can do for you, please don't hesitate to let me know. I may not have a lot but I always have a bit of something to share!

I'll be back as soon as I can to check on you my dear friend!

Hugs to you and Jay!

Lauri Ingram said...

Curt,your home is beautiful!! It looks like it came right out of a magazine!!! I know it must be sad, but as long as you and Jay are together with your boys, any house you live in will be home....

Gina Wrona said...

Curt,
You and Jay are in my daily thoughts and prayers in the morning when I'm walking "EMS". Today was Ebony's turn making it the #167 day since October.

Take care,
Hugs Gina

Susan said...

Oh,dear Curt! I am happy to hear that things are moving along. My very wise father once told me (when we told him our daughter is transgender) that sometimes we have to accept things that we would not choose, and that they turn out alright. It is my experience that those very trials bring about some of the most wonderful surprises and blessings that life has to offer. So here's to the surprises and blessings that come from that which we would not choose. Hugs, Sue from KS

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gasp! What a gorgeous home you have! Nice and bright. Love all the windows. Big open areas. And what a great backyard! This should sell fast. You have done a terrific job on getting it ready to present to buyers. Good Luck and keep us posted! Hugs to you. Carol

Becky said...

Your home is gorgeous Curt. Take care of yourself and the boys :)

Leigh said...

Absolutely beautiful house Curt. I hope that it sells quickly now that you have made up your mind to move. I understand about the mixed feelings bit...been there, done that.
Good luck.

Lee said...

WOW Curt your home is just amazing,I,m sure you will soon sell.It will be sad to leave your Beautiful home and your wonderful neighbours.Lets hope though in your new home,things will be less stressful for all of you.Always thinking of you,Jay and those Gorgeous boys.Huge Hugs.x

Audrey Frelx said...

My dear friend, Curt. I've been thinking of you, and sending up many prayers for you and Jay, and the kids!

I hope things are going as "smoothly" as they can go, and please know if you need a shoulder or if there's anything I can do, please know I'm here. My email is audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net -- should you need it.

Hugs, my dear friend!

Paper is BLISS said...

I wish you all the best of luck with your house sale and purchase Curt. It is stressfull without a doubt but it will be worth it in the end.

We've just sold our house and are on the verge on exchanging which for me is the most stressfull part as everything could fall to pieces at this point! Fingers crossed it won't though and we'll be off to our new home soon.

Lots of hugs and best wishes to you.
Zoe x

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful home, Curt! Of course, I had to look at all of the pictures. I LOVE watching real estate shows on TV :) May your home sell quickly and may your move be problem free! Although it is sad to move, it has always been an exciting adventure for me. I hope you find it the same! The Twins send Boxer hugs to you and the boys!

Anonymous said...

Curt, what a home sales presentation to showcase the home you have enjoyed these dozen years. Now for the joy of showing your home, your talent for preparing the calm and delightful surroundings called home! Whee! How thankful everyone on your blog must be with you that the house you hope to make home continues to be in your eyesight. Blessings, mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking UP!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Curt! I was just checking in on you and Jay! Wanted to say hi, and to let you know you're in my daily thoughts and prayers, my friend.

Hope things are going better than expected.

Take care, and hope to hear from you soon!

P.S. Give the "boys" a big squeeze for me!

Carmen O. said...

Oh Curt! Your home is absolutely beautiful. Especially that wonderful crafting space. I'm sure it will sell quickly. I hope you get the home of your dreams in return. You deserve it. Wishing you, Jay and your boys all the best during this turning point in your lives. Keep your chin up! Hugs my friend.

Janine said...

Hi Curt!! Long time for me too!
Just getting over a hip replacement and my blogging has been minimal!
I hope all goes well with the house hunting and getting settled.
First things first. The blog will always be there.

Take care of you and Jay!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

All the best for selling your home - it looks absolutely stunning from the photos and I am sure someone will fall in love with it. Thinking of you and Jay and sending {{hugs}} across the miles - and pats for the dogs.

Jocelyn
Instead of Ironing Blogspot

nise said...

Sure do feel for you and the changes on your horizon. Keep your chin up and Jay away from those GORGEOUS walls. Your home is so beautiful. I just know that your next one will be, too. Good Luck! p.s. you gotta give us the link to where you're moving to when you know for sure, ok?