Monday, June 20, 2011



I have taken a new job in Massachusetts. 4 years ago if you asked me, I would have said I would be retiring by now, but things have changed. Shyanne is the biggest reason for those changes. Obviously with a 5 year old, I am not the least bit interested in retiring at an early age. More importantly, I want to make sure I have enough funds to support her in the regal style she is becoming accustomed to now during her teenage years.

There is one other issue I have had. Now, first, I have to tell you that DW does not agree with me on this one, but I still feel this way.

I worry about Shyanne's biological father. I think he is a dangerous man and given the chance and getting in the wrong frame of mind, I believe he would come after her. They know who we are, and I am sure they know where we live. Like I said, DW doesn't think he will try anything as he was more interested in the two older boys, but I still think he would try something, and that scares me.

Thus another reason to seek out a new job. So once the adoption was complete, I started looking. It didn't take long to find something I was interested in, and sure enough I got selected. So I found out last month I was selected and they wanted me to start June 20th (yes today). I talked them into the 27th, so I have one more week.

Two weeks ago we put our house on the market. In this day and age, it could take ages to sell a, not for us. We have a signed purchase and sales agreement already, the buyer has had the home inspected already and they want to close the sale on July 15th. OMG!!! We will be homeless in 3 1/2 weeks.

Needless to say, we have been scrambling to get things packed up, try ot find a place to live, and work out getting a new mortgage for a place to live. and I have to be at my new job on Monday. I know it wouldn't have happened this way if it wasn't meant to be this way, but this is way too stressful for me.

I am committed to keeping up on the blog as well. I am hopeful I can find the time to tell you all about our vacation over the last week and a half as well as Shyanne's reactions to all that is going on. More importantly for purposes of this blog, we went to the Forever Families weekend at Camp Nah Jee Wah in Milford, Pennsylvania and that was wonderful. We learned a lot I want to pass along to you all....but right now I have to get to bed. more packing to do tomorrow.



  1. Just write here when you can. It sounds like you have a lot of interesting stories to share, and not time-limited at all. I, for one, will be looking forward to reading what you have to say.

    Congratulations on so many things coming together so well, all at once, and sympathies for the stress that so many blessings at once can bring!

  2. Wow, so much happening with you. I've been out of the loop and seem to have missed a lot. I'm so sorry about your dad.

    You're very lucky to have sold your house so quickly. We put ours on the market last fall (North Shore area of Massachusetts), and ended up yanking it after a few months due to poor response. We're happy where we are, just looking for a shorter commute, so the big loss we'd apparently have to take isn't worth it to us. It's good for you because as a buyer you'll definitely get more house for your money in this market. Will you be further away from your other children?