Down The Rabbit Hole (#3)

After only one month on the market, my house sold. I was both elated and panic-stricken. Elated because I had one less thing to be concerned about in this big life-changing move. Panic-stricken because I was going to be homeless for seven months while I finished the duties of my teaching career and finalized the purchase of my future home, a Winnebago RV.

Of course, it was silly to worry because my family came to my rescue and took me in and therein lies the tale.

You walk a razor’s edge when you move in with family. Even when you like and even love each other, you soon find that the liking and loving works quite well…from a distance.

Within mere days I went from living a rather sedate, organized, single life in my own home to living with a young family and their three dogs; each with their own personalities and routines.

It was a seven month mad hatter’s tea party in the best possible way with each of us taking our turn at reciting the salvation mantra, “It’s only temporary, it’s only temporary.”

I thank my lucky stars for my daughter, Amber and her family: husband Todd, daughters Kaitlyn and Arianna and pug dogs Molly, Milo and Buddy. They offered to let me stay with them until I went on the road. They tolerated their dream-chasing mother and grandmother being the ever-present house guest with grace, lots of kindness and grace.

Although, on the day I was leaving, as I descended their driveway in the Winnebago I thought I heard a champagne cork popping. Odd, they don’t drink!

Joy!  Annie

(aka Tin Can Traveler)

About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Grateful for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace. Inhale love; exhale gratitude.
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One Response to Down The Rabbit Hole (#3)

  1. Sher says:

    I look forward to your posting. You are quite a story teller and I enjoy every line. I do know about living with family. No matter what – it never works. Amazing how we live with our children when they are growing up never thinking how annoyed they might be with us. Then when the tables are turned we become so annoyed with them, go figure. Anyway it all worked out and after all “it was temporary!”

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