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Old 12-01-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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Saying a long goodbye to two houses here in Denver and Aurora. Two houses I once intended to keep and pass on to my two sons. Two houses I sweat over, bled over and loved. Two houses where passionate drama's were played out. Two houses where family came together and renewed old bonds. Two houses where I planted numberless ornamentals, saplings, climbing vines, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, sod and so many flowers. Two houses that housed my gym...pieced together over thirty years from backyard collections to several commercial spa machines, some weighing over half a ton. Two houses that housed my studios; where I painted, printed, tattooed and sculpted. Two houses whose walls displayed my many eclectic works...and the fine efforts of many other artists I admire.

Two houses where my son's have grown...one is now a man, the other soon will be.

Two houses rich with poignant memory.

Two houses that soon will no longer be mine...or theirs.... Two houses that must go the way of other houses that have gone before them. The memories will haunt me...us... but our path leads southwards to new experiences and still more decisions. Life is flux. Life is dynamic. Life is leading us away from these two lovely houses towards another beginning. It is inevitable.

I will miss them, as I do all the others we have built and owned, each with their medley of heartfelt memories. Each representing a physical piece of our shared existence. Each embodying much more than this to the soul.


I'm saying goodbye to these houses...to these dear friends that are more than wood and brick and stone and glass to me. Just two houses...but so very much more.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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So how soon until you start the big move Dracul??
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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I was in a similar situation 4 years ago, before moving to New Mexico.

I sold my California house where, as a single parent, I spent 24 years raising my two kids, having innumerable bbq's, dinner parties, birthday celebrations, etc.

I passed by that house a year after selling it and felt like I had never lived there, like it belonged to strangers.

OTH, I retain all of the wonderful memories.

I wish you a life just as rich as the one you experienced in your two houses in the future.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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nmguy:Thank you...I certainly wish you the same. 6 foot 3: it will be in increments. Over the Holiday's we will be headed for TorC with a full panel truck, the contents of which we'll store in a large locker. During Spring Break we will return with a second truck load and stay about a week; recon mission. By about May or early June we hope so begin setting up in TorC, depending upon how fast we can liquidate in Denver. By mid-Fall we hope to be digging in like Minnesota ticks!!!
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Republic of Texas or The Land of Enchantment
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I know how ya'll feel, we will one day leave this house in Tx. to our other one in Timberon NM. We have raised 3 girls here, now all grown into fine young laidies. Last week she got a new roof, today I put up new railing around the front deck. This week new back deck boarding. Next week floors to be sanded and refinished. She has to much history to let her get down. (over 80 years old) May the ones after us treat them as well as the ones before us.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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Dracul, you will do fine in New Mexico. I have friends from Aztec to Carlsbad. Colorado is pricing common folk out of the market. I lived on the front range for 44 years. I moved to the western slope in '93. It depresses me that in ten to twelve years Eagle to Grand Junction will eventually be one long strip of development. I worked in New Mexico for most of '82. Got to know people in Raton, Springer, Tucumcari, Roswell, Hobbs and worked with laborers who lived anywhere from Farmington, Mora, Penasco, Chimayo, Bosque Farms, Clovis, and other areas on a 181 mile pipeline project. Beautiful scenery is good, but not good enough anymore.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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Thanks for the kind replies. We actually looked extensively at real estate in Southern Colorado but were disappointed with the massive over-development that is ruining this glorious state where I was born. WAY too many charcterless/cookie-cutter housing tracts sullying the landscape. Far too many zillionaires erecting ridiculously cyclopean monuments to their fragile ego's utterly destroying the beauty of the front range. So sick of the endless BMW's, Hummer's and associated bad attitudes which make driving in/around any metro area distinctly unpleasant. Far too much political polemics poisoning the social/cultural climate. We are just so done with all these extremes and the trend is for much more to come.

Just bought two acres in Truth or Consequences and I dream of the place nightly! Can't read enough NM lore. I'll always love Colorado...more my memories of how it used to be than the monster it is becoming. It simply is time to seek a saner lifestyle and move away from the frenetic and vitriolic rat race that is overtaking Colorado so rapidly.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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dracul

I commend you for simply leaving behind that which no longer appeals to you rather, than whining, moaning, complaining, and bitching about it. I hope that New Mexico provides the environment that you are looking for, and I hope it stays that way.

blessings....Franco
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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Thanks NewAge...we can only hope!
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