Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The End of a Subchapter

Posted by: Rick

Lynne has characterized our lives together into several big chapters: the "Expat" chapter, the "Colorado/Cabin" chapter and the "New Jersey" Chapter. She may have different names, but I think she is right. We spent about 1/3 of our 30+ years together working in Europe. First in Germany, then The Netherlands, and finally in France. Then about 1/3 living and working in Northern Colorado where we enjoyed our mountain land and built our "off the grid" cabin. Finally, the past ten years in New Jersey, which has been a fun work and life experience. 

A subchapter of the New Jersey experience is having "Mia" our 2010 Mazda Miata. 

Mia is now gone. I sold her earlier this week. It was just not a practical car for the muddy, washboard roads we'll drive while living at the cabin. And, it sure didn't make sense to keep her in storage over another winter. So, while I got a bit less than I think she was worth, she is gone. 

I'm sad. I'll miss commuting to work on the winding NJ backroads, and weekend drives with Lynne. But, all chapters must end, and it was time. 

Comments:

Sniff, sniff. :(
Actually, I we had the “dog show years” combined with the cabin chapters. They lasted a good long time! I keep planning to write about all those chapters ... soon.

Well, I’m sure it’s bittersweet, but I’m glad to hear Mia sold (after your previous entry!). I can sympathize with the difficulties on selling the house. My mom’s has been on the market since April (in Florida) and she’s had very little interest so far. I think it’s a slow time of year and a slow market overall.

Hello,
I am visiting blogs today reminiscing about posting regularly. I am happy to see that you still are blogging. I like your new home base.

Hi Molly! So nice to see a familiar face from the past! Are you blogging again? We haven’t moved yet as we are still waiting for our house to sell, so I am still blogging occasionally over at the old me! Good to hear from you!

I am not blogging yet. But, I am thinking about it.

Molly, be sure to let me know if you start blogging once again. I will follow you! smile

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