Goodbye Wooden Boxes

Goodbye Potatoes!  What was he thinking?  He had better get to Texas while the gettin’s good!  🙂

The only thing I planted out back was potatoes in the wooden boxes.  I figured there was a good chance I’d be here long enough to harvest potatoes.   I went outside and saw this:

I said “Vince!  They’re taking my potatoes!”  He didn’t know I cared and didn’t realize the potatoes would be ready while I’m still here.  It’s ok . . as cold as it’s been, they may not be ready before I leave.

All the wooden boxes are gone.  This move seems like sticking needles under my fingernails.  It’s been a long, drawn out process.  It’s bad enough to find out you’re moving, pack up and go but dragging it out forever makes it all worse. I’m so ready for this to be done!

For those asking about the house hunt  . . I’ve given up!  We put an ad in the paper there and on Craig’s List looking for a house and got zero responses.  Vince rented a 400 square feet “bungalow”.  I’m not real sure what we’re going to do but we’ll figure out something.


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    You sound like you are handling it lots better than I would. But you are right, it will all work out somehow. I’ll be moving away just as my tomatoes start ripening, for the second year in a row!

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    Diane in CA says

    Only 400 sf? Oh no..! I’m still voting for the mobile home. It looked perfect.. Like you said about Joplin, “another reminder to live life to the fullest because we don’t know what tomorrow holds.” Don’t pass on the mobile home because it may be hard to sell it someday. Just happily live in it until the tornado blows you two states away..

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    Sibyl says

    I agree with Diane—that mobile home looked perfect. Sure looked like a good man cave and quilting studio for the 2 of ya’ll.

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    Oh Judy – I am so sorry about the potatos in their wooden boxes………hang in there…I think you are doing a great job so far. Anyone who can have fun quilting and knitting while showing a home is SUPER COOL in my book!

    ……maybe not until 10 years from now
    …… might be laughing about this time in your life….

    But we usually don’t laugh about our dilemmas until they have resolved themselves in a wonderful way!!!! ….maybe 20 years from now?

    We are ALL pulling for you!
    sao in Midlothian, VA

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    Sandra Neel Hutchins says

    Will you be moving all your wonderful home canned tomatoes, jellies, soups, beans, etc. to Texas? Sure hope so, it’d be a shame to lose them and all the work that went into the canning. Bless you as you travel this road to a new home.

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    pdudgeon says

    i agree with Diane and Sibyl, buy the property with the moble home. i just read that those kind of storm shelters are safer than the concrete rooms in houses. and with F-5 hurricanes like we’ve had this past week, you want the best shelter available. like you said, it would make a great place to store your canned goods as well.

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    Becky I says

    Oh Judy, hang in there. It won’t last forever. Our 3 week remodel turned into 4 1/2 months but it is all but over. We actually hung the window treatments today and set up the quilting machine. WOO HOO. All I have left is decorate the sewing room and I’m done. All of this will come to an end for you. God has the perfect home for you and it will be available at just the right time. Keep your chin up! 🙂

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    Sara in AL says

    Judy, hang in there! Perhaps the 400 sf place will be just the stepping stone to wait for the people in your perfect house to need to move, and put it on the market. (fingers crossed!) I was thinking (ok, it was when I was mucking stalls, which is really boring, and I think of all kinds of things then.), would it work for you to find an old store or empty office to rent temporarily for your studio? Here in our town there is a building that once was a bank, then office for the gas co, then someone put in a used clothing shop, now it is for rent. I think that it would make a great Quilt Shop, or a really fine studio. Then you could “go to work” too, and be left alone to create. A locked door and a simple sign that says “Open by Appointment Only”. Would keep people away. It is just a thought. I hope that you find a place soon, moving is so hard.