Tuesday, January 21, 2014


While all the county schools and agencies shut down for the snow dusting, we drove on and attended all our regularly scheduled appointments. On the way home we stopped at Costco to pick up milk. A kindly older woman walked by and said, "oh you have everyone with you today," by which she likely assumed the kids had gotten out of class. One of my elder children looked at me totally confused and I reminded her that the public schools had canceled class and so everyone was out of school for the day. "But not you" I said with a bit of a chuckle.

We first saw our house while it was still covered in snow about four years ago. Snow can make everything look so quaint and charming... and hide many imperfections. Seeing the white ground and surface covering again today stirs the nostalgia of those first impression days when our home was so new (to us) and there was such a great sense of anticipation our finally getting our first home. Recently, a friend closed on a second home and this also reminded us of our big move. All these reminders are helping me to cherish what we have and be grateful.

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