The Next Step


First, thank you to all who took the time to comment or send messages about the last post Bittersweet. It was reassuring to know that many of you have experienced similar feelings and then moved on to enjoy the next chapter in your life. That will happen for me in time.

So, what is the next step? For some years we’ve considered the options to maintaining a home that has gotten too large for us and that we live in only half the year. There are wonderful condos, apartments, townhomes in Houston that would allow us to downsize and leave without worry. We looked at many, but none seemed quite right which always gave me a sigh of relief.

Then, last year we heard about a new development not too far from where we are currently and convenient to restaurants, grocery and shopping. We were looking to live different and the invitation to do just that was appealing as was the attention being given to combining art and architecture which was key in designing our current home. Too, the hubby and I are drawn to innovative Italian design, so it seemed all the pieces had come together to inspire us to make a move.

Now under construction, we go by every week to take note of the progress. It has gone from this

to this

to this

and now this when I can see our unit on the sixth floor taking shape. It’s quite exciting when I spot workmen inside or on the scaffolding indicating there is real progress.

On the exterior, brick is being put on

and floor by floor windows are going in.

Slowly but surely the building is becoming a reality, and I can’t wait until time to walk through what will be our eventual residence. In the meantime, my head is swirling with paint colors, fabric, furniture choices and all that goes with creating a new home. That part makes thoughts of leaving the one that is so much a part of me less painful.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

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22 thoughts on “The Next Step

  1. Exciting times…….thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. You will look back and know that you made the right decision for you two at this time of your life. And you always have Maine!

  3. Very exciting to watch your new home in progress. You must be quite impatient.

    1. Impatient for the new place to be finished, anxious for this one to sell.

  4. I love, love, love the house you’re leaving (in Bittersweet), and hope that you can bering the same wonderful design aesthetic to your new home in Houston. Good for you. Make the leap and move on. (And please quit referring to your husband as “hubby.” So 1950s. ha ha)
    Good luck on the next phase.

    1. Thanks Stephanie. When we get through the selling part, I’ll be a bit more enthusiastic.

  5. Woohoo! Good to hear you found a good place to settle into!

    1. Time will tell how satisfactory it it!

  6. Enjoy the process❤️

  7. Exciting times ahead…are you planning a trip to Meda to visit the Giorgetti workshop?

    1. Actually, Giorgetti has hosted several visits which I understand have been quite impressive. I hope we are able to participate in the next one scheduled.

      1. That would be great wouldn’t it.

  8. Linda, this is so exciting. I can’t wait to see it completed!

  9. Sherleen Zehner March 20, 2019 — 12:20 am

    I am really excited for you when you experience the thrill of seeing the inside of your new home for the first time! You won’t sleep any better after that! My head would be spinning about decor; rechecking your thoughts about size, decor, etc, What a fun experience! I hope that you will sell your home soon. Great tine of year coming up to do so.

    1. Sherleen, I am most appreciative of your positive comments. Your experience in real estate gives good insight to what is involved in selling a house. I’m just ready for that special person to come along.

  10. I am excited to follow you along of this journey through your pictures. I can’t wait to see how you put it all together!

    1. Me either, but it’s fun looking at the options.

  11. Congratulations on your bold step into the future! I’m looking forward to the day when Ramon and I make that move. I hope our attitude is as healthy as yours when the time comes!!! This is exciting! Something completely new with all kinds of possibilities…what a blast! I look forward to taking a virtual walkthrough with you!

    1. I don’t know how healthy my attitude is as the idea of leaving this house is taking a toll. A new place will be exciting on some level, but it just won’t be the same.

  12. Excitement! Anticipation! Wonder!

    You are feeling all of these and so are we!

    Excited for you and the whole journey in life for you and your sweet “hubby!”

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