Ok, we are somewhat homeless. Our purchase, which had been troublesome for some time, did not go through. I can say with honesty that we are relieved. I won't go into detail, but we feel fortunate that we were able to walk away.
Anyhow! All of our worldly goods are now in storage, and we are staying with the first of a few friends for the meantime. I can say that the last several days have been very stressful, and I have shed more than my fair share of tears. Some in frustration, some in exhaustion, and some in sorrow for leaving our home. All of them justifiable. The support of a wonderful husband, the help of a terrific son, and supportive friends and family, have made all the difference.
We are regrouping. This has had us questioning what we really want and where we really want it. What a wonderful gift to have! So we are taking our time, and most importantly, taking a break. In the meantime, my iPod and my eye-glasses are laughing at me while tucked safely into some box that will probably not be opened for several months. I am sure to discover other things that have gone missing down the road.
I am trying to take to heart the saying that "in a year from now, none of this will matter."