Saturday, August 20, 2016

We are Tennessee bound!  The house here in California has sold.  We have contracted on a beautiful home in Adams, Tennessee.  When we move in, the population of Adams will increase to a whopping 646.  It is about 35-40 miles NW of Nashville.  We have five acres and it is a mixture of trees and meadows.  I can't wait to see it for the first time.

Our daughters are moving with us.  Karen will precede us by about a week, and handle the closing for us.  We will caravan with Michael and myself, Laurie, Mason and our six dogs.  I know it will be an adventure we will never forget!  (Trying to put a positive spin on the mammoth effort it is going to entail!)

We are surrounded by boxes and packing paper and tape.  I am trying to see some of the beautiful friends I have made during these 22 years here in California, one last time.  It is a bittersweet time. I will miss so much about California.  I love, love, LOVE California.  But it is time for a change to a slower lifestyle for us, and a bit more space to roam, a quieter existence.  The proximity to my sister and her family is something I have dreamed of.  I am looking forward to meeting new quilting friends, and watching our little grandson explore his new big backyard.  Life will be good in different ways.  I will miss so much about California.  But onward, to the next adventure.  Our "fourth quarter" is going to be amazing!