Friday, November 12, 2010

When it rains...it pours...

Hello my friends...sorry I have been missing in action...lots happening on my home-front right now. As I have posted about before, we are in the middle of trying to sell our apartment so we can move back to the west coast of Canada...the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia to be exact. Anyways...we had a couple come through from another country earlier this week who not only fell in love with our place but who also decided that they want to purchase every stick of furniture, all of my nick naks, old books, benches, beds, bedding...EVERYTHING I have collected over the years...said they would be content if we just gave them the keys & walked out...even my studio wasn't off limits to their desires. Well we were both a little dumbfounded by this news...we have been struggling to sell our place for almost a year now & then THIS HAPPENS. Caught us off guard & was a little shocking to say the least. Soooo we spent yesterday making a list of things we could part with & things we couldn't...I know it's just stuff...but you don't know how much it means to you until you have to give it all away. It has become a Buddhist lesson in what its takes to let go of everything............I don't think I would make a good Buddhist....couldn't do it...had to keep a few things & hopefully this won't put a halt to the sale of our apartment. I wish it could have been simpler, but I believe it will become a bit drawn out. Such is life & at this juncture I will just be content to move out & get on with our life...so please send us some good vibes that all will go smoothly & that we will be moved out by the new year.
On the other hand I obviously haven't been able to get any work done in my studio...my pieces sit in suspended animation till all this home sale business is complete...so I don't know what or if I will have any pieces available on TDIPT December 1st. I will keep you posted & hopefully things will have settled down enough for me to get back to work. Plus I am full of stitches from having a number of freckles & moles removed...& it is just to uncomfortable to sit on my studio chair for long periods of time if you know what I mean...
Till then I hope everyone in getting in the Christmas spirit & I want to thank everyone for all the kind comments you left on my previous post....much appreciated!!!
Cheers, Susan

14 comments:

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

OH MY!! You DO have a lot on your plate right now! Please know that there are a LOT of people out her in blogland that are sending you good wishes and vibrations. Good luck!
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

WoolenSails said...

I have heard of leaving furniture and basic items, but not your personal things? In my case they could have most of my furniture, lol. I hope you are able to get things done and in your new place, so you can relax and create again. I have fair skin, so i have that problem too, but only a few at a time, never all at once. Hoping for a fast healing.

Debbie

The French Bear said...

Susan, I was just going to email you and see if everything was okay....thought it was strange to not hear from you in a bit!!!! wow, you are so right, that is incredible!!!!! How wonderful!!! It is pouring now isn't it?!!!!! Keep us posted....sorry about the stitches...ouch!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xoxo

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Susan:
Wow... you have a lot going on....I can't imagine how hard it must be to walk out of your home and leave everything behind...I know what you mean, they are just things but they are things that bring a smile to your face and a memory to your mind...Keep your chin up and take care I'll be think about you..I hope you can get back to designing your wonderful mice they put a smile on my face and hopefully working on them will put a smile back on your face...
Hopefully things will work out...have a good weekend, Nancy

Gìo said...

Your creatures are adorable, I do not understand English very well, but I hope you continue to raise these wonderful puppies.
Best wishes from Italy.
Gìo.

dls said...

Congrats on the offer to buy your place..... what a relief that must be. Just think of the adventure starting fresh will be.....

Love the old photo!

Best wishes with the move.

Amanda said...

You must of left a big impression on the buyers. Hope you get the fresh start you need.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow! I can't even imagine how torn you must feel with such an interesting offer.

Best wishes!

:)

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Well! that's an interesting experience you are having! I don't know how I would react --dumbfounded seems to be an appropriate response. Good luck with all of it! Take care, Michelle

Jean said...

My goodness! First of all, glad to "hear" from you. What a situation to be in - wonderful and confusing all at once. I'll be curious to see how it works out - I would have a hard time parting will all of my "stuff", maybe some of it could go but all of it?!
Can relate to the "mole" removal - I'm in the same "sit"uation!!! It's good to have them taken care of though.
Can't wait for the next "chapter" in this interesting story.

Michelle May said...

Susan, I just can't even imagine! All I can say is that your place must be so incredibly fantastic!!! Wow!!!
Wishing you all the best with this hard process. Sending happy thoughts and light your way that all will be well.
xx, shell

Lori Ann C. said...

Positive thoughts headed your way ! Yes, it is alot to deal with. Life is like this at times and there are lessons to be learned. Take a deep breath and just move forward.

Lori Ann

Ann Loftin said...

Well, one thing that is funny is that, if someone wanted my "things," they could probably have the furnishing, but they couldn't have my Susan pinkeeps!! LOL

Jeri Landers said...

Well, you're not the only one who would make a really bad Buddhist. You spend a lifetime collecting stuff and some of it is more than stuff. There are memories and meanings attached to many of the "things" we acquire. I think I would feel a little miffed if someone wanted to buy EVERYTHING in my home. It's kinda weird of them! BUT, I hope you are able to make the sale, without too much pain. Ouch!

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