Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Moving on

My life over the past almost three years has been stressful to say the least. I have sold a house, moved three times, been diagnosed with colon cancer, had surgery to remove the cancer, been through chemotherapy for same, nearly alienated my family due to my inability to handle the stress, lived with relatives for a short period and now am moving again. But this move is a positive one that I am looking forward to.

Cramped quarters has been the order of the day for the last ten months. Now comes a home with creature comforts I have been without for some time. Simple things like a dishwasher, disposal, decent washer and dryer. I know, others have it much worse, but allow me my indulgence. You do what you have to do to survive and our tiny home for the past ten months was serviceable but was....well...you try sharing a single bathroom with two teenagers and doing without the aforementioned. Waaa. Poor me.

So this week begins the move and will take me away from some of my usual activities, like blogging. I have my priorities after all. So I move on to a better, roomier and happier place. I get keys today.

There will be space for all. A kitchen that has room for more than one (I miss cooking with Mrs. MM), a master suite with walk-in closet and our own bathroom, an office, space for the kids, a real garage and a hot tub the size of Rhode Island.

I was grateful to have a roof over my head, but am excited to be taking the next steps in my journey through life.

15 comments:

Mona said...

wow! that is a lot of hardships faced! I am glad that you are finally moving to a place of your liking!

I wish all the good luck in your life

(((HUGS)))

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you Monkey Man! You've been through so much these past few months. It's about time for you to start enjoying your life.
I hope this home is where all your dreams come true.

staceyjwarner said...

Congrats! I can feel the relief and content in your post. This is good.

When you get back up and running, stop by sometime and check out my blog...

much love

kys said...

I'm a new reader and wasn't aware of all the struggles you've been dealing with. I hope they are behind you now. Congrats on your move. It sound like it will be a good one for your family.

The Peach Tart said...

I'm so happy that you are getting a nice space for you and your family. You soooo deserve it.

lakeviewer said...

Good news. Great for you and your new diggs. See you soon.

Possum said...

I'm also a new reader wishing you well. I'm sure you will relish each and every new moment of it.

Lou said...

The hot tub sounds scrumptious!

Tall Kay said...

Ohhhh! I am sooo excited for you! I saw a picture of the house, ya know? There is something so cleansing about moving and gaining much needed space! We'll miss you while you're gone...but we'll save a seat for you, okay?

the walking man said...

Bon chance mon ami.

PhilipH said...

That's one heck of a stressful life you've been struggling with.

But you've survived and now you are positive again and looking forward to a much happier life.

You have all our best wishes MM for a long and happy stay in your new abode; it sound just great.

Mama Zen said...

After the past three years, you deserve a hot tub the size of Rhode Island!

Nessa said...

Congratulations on your new home. i hope it is a very happy and loving one for you all!

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Chef Kar said...

Best of luck to you and Mrs. MM and the teens ~ you go right ahead and enjoy the indulgences...I don't think anyone here will fault you some luxuries. For me, a bigger kitchen is always a great place to start :-) Hope to see you back here soon.

Hugs,

Chef Kar

Little Ms Blogger said...

What a way to end a period of stress.

With everything you had going on, cramped quarters just triples the stress level.

I bet you appreciate things a great deal more --- it sure sounds like it from this post.