It’s Done!

It’s done. The deed is done – pardon the pun – the new house is mine. Now, I just have to make it mine. You know, paint, clean carpets, plant flowers, let some time go by.


The day before the closing, we walked by the house and got a good look at the backyard without snow. As soon as we got close to the house, I fell apart. Don’t ask me why. I know all will be fine. I do. I think this move is the kick-in-the-pants, change of pace and new start that I need. I have thought about this over and over and I don’t know whether it is the ‘something new’ or leaving the ‘comfortable old’ that is causing my angst. All I have to do is think of the new place as an investment and a new adventure – and I am fine again.


I had problems when I moved into the old house too, headaches mostly, not so much the tears that have plagued me lately. Maybe age is the culprit for the difference this time. The list of pro-attributes is long. The view here is extremely pretty. The community is friendly. Having family close is wonderful. Grandkids are wonderful. Tonight we played a board game after dinner until we were all too tired to continue.


They say that moving is in the top five stresses we experience. Fair enough. It is stressful. If you are contemplating moving – hang in there. There will be ups and downs and having a pro-con list to fall back on is a must. Being able to reassure yourself with it is really important when you hit the wall – or it hits you – and believe me it whacked me 2×4 hard. Again I say, hang in there. If the pros outweigh the cons the day before you close, they will outweigh it the day after. You can always be like me – paint the old owners out before you move your furniture in. This is your new home and you deserve a fresh start.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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