Monday, May 23, 2016

What I'll miss

There's a lot of things I'm going to miss about my house and I think of them as I drive from home to work, while I walk Jonah, or when I'm sitting on my porch steps. I'll miss driving through the twin villages of Newcastle and Damariscotta, which I've been lucky enough to have been able to walk to. I'll miss watching the seasons change and the spring migration of birds, especially the Great Blue Herons in the pond and the Blackbirds. I'll miss my lovely hydrangea, which will probably be spectacularly beautiful this year, and I will especially miss the peepers singing at night.
















Of course, I know I'll find new birds to watch at my new house, new paths to walk, and new things to love and report and take pictures of. But for now, I'm making note of these things that have brought me joy. Hopefully, the next person who lives here will find as much peace and beauty as I have.

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  1. You'll always have the memories. And I'm sure the next owners will appreciate all of that.

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    1. And as Dianne pointed out, I have a lot of pictures.

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  2. At least you can drive by to visit this. And it sounds like you're making a good move for yourself.

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    1. It is definitely a good move. I just want to skip to the good part where all the work is done and I'm comfortably ensconced in my new place :)

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  3. I'm sorry you're moving, and from such a beautiful place. I hope the move isn't too stressful and that you find things to love about the new place.

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    1. I know I'll love the new place. It's wicked cool as we say here in Maine :)

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  4. When I moved away from New England, I was sad to be leaving my lilac trees and hydrangeas behind as well. They were one of the few plants I actually planted that I didn't later kill. And I was just wondering over the weekend if the new owner enjoys them as much as I did.

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    1. If there isn't a hydrangea on the new property, I'm definitely planting one. I know there's lilacs so that will be awesome.

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  5. I have 2 homes that I miss.

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    1. I miss one home from my childhood and I'll miss this one.

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  6. You also have these wonderful pictures, which you could frame and hang in your new house so you can still enjoy them vicariously.

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    1. One of these days I'll make a scrap book.

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  7. We haven't put our house up for sale yet but I'm already thinking of the things I'll miss. The deer in the backyard, all the birds, the wide sky full of stars and watching storms roll in.

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    1. Exactly. Every time I walk I see/hear/smell the things I know I'll miss. Are you moving far? Luckily I'm only moving a few towns away.

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  8. I know in the past you've said change is difficult for you. I hope you find things you love quickly about the new home so it goes more smoothly for you.

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    1. I already know I'm going to love the new place and I sure hope the move goes quickly and smoothly, too!

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  9. It's always hard to walk away from a place that has brought so many good moments and left such good memories. It's a difficult thing to go through.

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    1. It is. I'm glad I'm going someplace equally good if not way better.

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  10. Good luck in your new home, best wishes!

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  11. you reckon you will be able to visit it? The house I grew in was turned into some kind of export/import storage plus offices and I never got to visit it again

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    1. I doubt it. Unless it sells to someone I know. Ah well. That's the way it goes.

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  12. Good luck in your new home. I'm sure you find just as many things to love, good memories to make. I still miss some things about every house I've lived in.

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    1. I know I will. It's a wicked cool house.

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  13. I think moving is so hard because your memories get attached to a certain place. It's hard to leave it behind.

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  14. I do hope that you find new treats and new traditions quickly. To add to the memories hugged in your heart.

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    1. There's lots I'm looking forward, especially holidays with my sister and niece. It's possible we may go overboard on Christmas decor the first year.

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  15. This makes me sad. I'm missing your hydrangea too, and especially the peepers! Wishing you happiness in your new home.

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    1. Well, like I said, I can always plant more hydrangeas (mine was only a few years old) but the peepers...well, I'll know in a couple weeks when my sister closes on the house and moves in.

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  16. Eek! What have I missed? Please tell me you're staying in Maine...

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    1. Goodness yes! Just moving up to Warren :)

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  17. You'll always have the memories. Those can't be taken from you. And you'll probably find things you like better in the new place.

    I hope your move goes smoothly.

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    1. I know I'll find lots of things to love about the new place and I hope the move goes smoothly too!

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