Thursday, January 16, 2014

Square One

I discouragingly report that it is back to square one with the house sale.  The contract fell through on New Year's Eve and I was too disappointed to report about it here until now.  I am leaving all the messy details on this whole house-selling business off of my blog in the interest of keeping kvetching at a minimum level but suffice to say--I think I'd rather go through my horribly painful puffy-face wisdom teeth surgery from 2012 all over again than deal with dealing with this.

Moving on.....

Literally.

I am moving on to Santa Fe in about 3 weeks.  The holidays have passed and it is a good time to transfer to a Starbucks in Santa Fe, so it is time to gather up the rest of my belongings and head west to my husband and cats.  I have more potential buyers coming to see the house this week so hopefully my real estate agent can sell the house soon and we can be D.O.N.E. with the house sale.

It is definitely time to be with Mr. SBQ and the cats and get on with this new life of ours. Besides I'm also missing lots of napping in the Santa Fe sunshine time with this little guy
Remy enjoying a sunbeam on the kitchen table, where he is not supposed to be

In between cleaning out the attic and keeping the fancy towels out, I am working on a gift quilt for one of my dearest friends.  I had the top made for a long time and decided to get it quilted and finished for a special coworker. The pattern is "Minnesota Hot Dish" by Atkinson Designs and the fabric is a Sandy Gervais Moda line from a long time ago (I don't remember the name).  Here is an in-progress photo and I hope to get the quilting and binding finished in the next couple of days.



Mr. SBQ, as you can imagine, is over-the-top happy that I have a moving date.  He sends me photos via text to remind me of how beautiful it is in New Mexico.  This is from one of his weekend hikes on a mountain overlooking Los Alamos.

I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at the wide open blue sky.

7 comments:

Michele said...

Sorry to hear that the sale fell through. Seems like real estate can be such a messy business. Maybe another buyer will be along soon :-)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I am happy that you are getting on with your life, Gretchen. And bummed on your behalf by the house thing..

Heather said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear about your house sale falling through. That happened to us a year ago, 3 days before closing the buyer lost his job. Fortunately the house sold again quickly but it was a messy business as well. Hoping yours sells quickly. We are in the process of selling again and are just starting to get some promising showings. Fingers crossed for us both!!

sunny said...

Awww... so sorry about the house. But it's definitely time to move on with your life. REmy, get off the table, Mama's coming home!

Carol said...

Well darn...but I'm so happy that you are moving on...get out there with your hubby and those sweet kitties...life is too short to be apart for so long. The house will sell...I just know it! Take care!

a good yarn said...

I hope your house sells soon. That's such a lovely quilt and I'm sure your friend will be delighted to receive it.

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear about the house sale. Definitely seems like a good time to reunite. I can't believe you've stuck it out being so far apart for so long! I would've cracked a tanty after about a month and had to be with my husband. Best wishes for your transition and I hope you get the house off your plate soon!