Wednesday, June 20, 2007

in limbo

I spent the morning driving around town looking at rental properties. I have to say that it's a very depressing thing to do. I walked through empty, dark, dirty houses with unkempt lawns. Assurances that the carpet will be cleaned and the lawns mown did little to brighten my mood. I found one that will do.

I have more houses to see today. A couple of the brokers I contacted have expressed interest in purchasing this home we're in and letting us stay on as tenants. That would be the answer to my prayers.

My daughter passed her driver's test this week and has begun driving on her own. It's an odd feeling. I am happy for her but I am terrified. I'm sure it's a common reaction.

My middle son has been gone all week. My house is quiet and my younger son hasn't yelled, screamed or cried once since the older one has been gone. I feel a bit guilty that I am enjoying the peace of his absence.


Beth said...

I came over from another blog. My family has moved a few times and each was just as scary. There's always the thrill of the unknown followed by the depression of what you cannot seem to change. Sorry to visit and be such a downer. Most people I know love change, but I'm not one of them so I hope you stay in your home.

jason evans said...

I hope the search brightens soon. :)

Kim said...

Beth, I am a bit change averse myself. I think we may have found a place that will work, so I feel a bit more positive today. Thanks for stopping by.

Jason, thanks for your kind words. I always enjoy hearing from you.

Chris at 'Chrissie's Kitchen' said...

Kacie, I am really replying to your last blog (though I do hope that you find a nice place to live) - you seem extraordinarily generous to your mother and wise for your children. It's good to have a warm relationship with your family. It makes it all worthwhile. Good luck.

aminah said...

I really hope you find a lovely place to call home soon. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! good luck!!

Kim said...

Lizzie, thanks so much for your kind words. It is good to hear such things whenever I am feeling particularly unsure about it all.

Aminah, thanks for the good thoughts you've sent my way. I am looking at two more homes today. I have high hopes for one of them especially.

Thanks to both of you for stopping by.

aminah said...

kaycie can't wait to hear it went with the house veiwing!! drop by and tell me how it went!!