Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's Been a Big Week in Raleigh

This has been a busy week so far with the end of the spring 2007 semester, a visit from Marty, our local Utah hookup, and finally getting our house on the market and on the MLS.

It's a bitter-sweet thing, all this adult type stuff. I miss being a kid when everything was easy and/or somebody else's fault, and when money grew on trees. Kate and I have poured our hearts into this place along with our blood, sweat, and tears (not to mention much of our savings). The bitter part of this whole deal is the fact that we may actually sell the house and have to leave Raleigh to begin our next adventure. The sweet part is knowing that we've accomplished something that every homeowner strives to do, we've created more than a house, we created a home. If the house sells, I'm quite sure that it will quickly become more than a new house for the new owners. Nearly everything associated with the house and yard has been touched, and retouched, in the past 3 years. If for some reason the house doesn't sell we'll enjoy a nice summer because there aren't any projects that have been neglected over the winter.

Our friends are going to be the hardest thing to leave. Our friends are the extended family we've come to rely upon. Good times and hard times, our circle is always right where you need them.... They're close. I take comfort in the fact that our friends, no matter where they are geographically, are always close. I’ll miss the house, but more than anything I’ll miss our friends. The house was considerably easier to cultivate than the friendships we’ve built. I’m glad the friends we have here in Raleigh aren’t a temporary fixture like our home, our friends and friendships are that which we know we’ll have forever.

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