Sunday, November 20, 2016

New normal

Yesterday was a very different day for us. An ordinary day for most folks, but a new kind of normal for us. We actually left the house for half the day, without a care or thought. We didn't have to worry about setting and watching security cameras, or who was that suspicious person (ie drug addict/thief) walking down our street just as we were leaving. Nope, we left and didn't have to give any of that a second thought! Wow, we haven't been able to do that in several years. I had forgotten what it was like.

DH took the dogs and went and visited a friend for a few hours. I went into the city and did some shopping. I actually got home before him. Last night DH was just about in tears as he was telling me how great it felt to be able to leave his house and have no worries and not feel like he was going to get robbed if he left his house unattended. He hasn't had that peace of mind for a long time. It was hell getting here, but I think we have achieved our goal.

Not sure what we are doing today. He doesn't have any projects to do. Maybe we just drive around and do some "sight-seeing" of our area. He mentioned there is an old ghost town nearby he'd like to check out one of these days.


  1. I follow your blog, but never comment. So happy for you!

  2. So happy for your freedom! Enjoy this wonderful new chapter of your life.

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  4. I know the feeling of unease at leaving. However, it was never more than a few months with bad renters behind me. And, I do know the relief of going about not wondering who was going to cause trouble. But, for years at a time I have known the peace you and your husband have now. Thank goodness. It's about time!

    1. Thank you! In addition to being able to leave without a thought, we both sleep so much better at night too (so do the dogs LOL)