Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Big things happening...

It’s a sad reality that by the time I start to feel human again it’s just a couple days till the next round of chemo and I find myself cramming as much “normal” into those few days as possible – time with my kids just being regular old Mama, time with Michael where he doesn’t have to take care of me, and time just to enjoy not feeling nauseous.

Thursday is round 4 and the last of this drug regimen. I begin four more rounds of a different drug a couple weeks after that. That will take 3 months. It’s daunting…very daunting.

But for a few moments I’m going to try not to think about all that and just write about something else, something not remotely chemo related. Something rather pleasant, actually :)

BIG THINGS have been going on and I haven’t had a moment to blog about them. Remember this house?

Well, we’re buying it!!! And we’ve sold our house – in fact we had a bit of a bidding war and even got a smidge more than our asking price, can you believe it? Good thing too, since the new house is in need of serious work. The present owner will likely have to replace at least part of the septic system, the hot water heater, cracked chimney flue and a few other things…we need to eventually replace all the kitchen appliances, all the flooring save for 2 rooms (living & dining rooms which are hardwood and just need sanding) plus pretty much redo 3 bathrooms. Oh, and paint…. lots and lots of paint.

The place is obviously a handyman special, but honestly that’s why we can afford it. Aside from all the updating it is a lovely and gracious home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a huge kitchen plus a family room, living room and formal dining room. Oh, and a spacious, welcoming foyer, back mudroom and laundry on the 1st floor. It’s also on a great cul-de-sac…the location is truly stellar -- there are protected woodlands that go on for miles behind the house. Plus,check out this view from the back deck:


Well, that’s my news and about all I can manage right now, but I just HAD to share some happy stuff (for a change) with my beloved readers. Thank you for your continued support and best wishes, they are precious to me and my family, believe me.

Be well and wish me luck!!!!

12 comments:

notSupermum said...

GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE HOUSE!!! Sorry for shouting, but I'm so excited for you! The house looks gorgeous, and the location is fab too. And it'll be a great place to start the next phase of your life, when the cancer is dealt with.

Good to hear news from you.

Fran said...

Lovely house! A new beginning for it, and for you...

Lesa said...

The house is stunning! I love it. You,my dear, are very , very brave.

Brenda said...

Congratulations on the house! It looks wonderful and I am sure you will enjoy living there.

I hope the next round of chemo is easier on you. Thanks for updating us.

Kari said...

That is wonderful, wonderful news about the house. Hold on to that thought during the hard times, okay?

JJ said...

Great news. Congrats on selling your home. Take lots and lots of pictures of the changes to the new place. I would love to see before and after shots.

Cassie said...

Congratulations, it is absolutely beautiful!!

Peaceful Lotus said...

I am glad you are still here! Congratulations on the house!!!! I hope you feel better soon. You are in my prayers.
hastyfar

The Writing Instinct said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Looks beautiful & so full of character. My computer is down hence my absence from blogosphere but really want to see how you are. Miss you & the blogging fraternity. Thinking of you
Mervat xx

Daria said...

Wow ... it is beautiful ... wishing you all the best.

Chuck Dilmore said...

beautiful news, Kayleigh!

Sheila said...

That is so exciting, Kayleigh! What a gorgeous house! Oh, so many things to look forward to, as well. I love that back deck...mmm, imagine it in the sun, with a good book and a pitcher of iced tea. :)

Good to see you, honey.

Hug,
Sheila