Sunday, May 24, 2009
DANGLES, BAUBLES, AND JINGLES
Haven't the faintest idea what these little pretty flowers dangling underneath the leaves are called. Of course, I forgot to write down its name when my hubby photographed them during our visit to the gardens of the Huntington Library, close to Pasadena, CA.
All these little baubles are how my life looks like - at little bit at least.
Our house does not fit our life anymore. It's too big, and too much yard to take care of for my hubby since I am not able to do it anymore. All of our friends have moved out of the area. New friends live an hour away, as well as the area where my hubby works.
This means that we have been looking at 10 houses (condos) in the last few weekends, and many more listings. These are the little baubles hanging on my bracelet, because with any new house there are new things to consider.
The "charm" with the first two were that the houses looked roomy, but they were in litigation over the land lease (with a BIG jump - so big that it would get us in trouble).
Others were in a trafficy neighborhood. Others fell off our list because the stairs would be too steep for me to carry groceries, suitcases, etc.
Then there were condos with a patio facing the pool, so no privacy, or there were association fees, but the surroundings looked dilapidated.
O yeah, there was this retirement community with surroundings looking very quiet, peaceful and well taken care of. But...when we came inside of two houses, the walls were closing in on me, and it looked "dirty" old. I felt like I stepped with one foot into my coffin - it's way too early for that!
We would have to do a major makeover.
In the midst of these dangles, there was a little surprise for me at my blog. Irene shared the award she received with others, including me.
It was like a little silver bell jingling in my ear that was weary of all the dangles connected to the houses we had looked at for the past few weekends.
Thank you Irene for looking at me as a bridge builder!
Since I still want to keep this blog a tag-and-award free zone, but like to express my appreciation to Irene, I mention her kindness in this way.