Week 726 - What will you do now? - 07-12-2020
What will you do now?
"Oh no, you don't have a house, what will you do now?". We have gotten this question a lot since we announced we are selling our home.
So what will we do?
We won't clean the windows, vacuum the carpet, change the smoke detector batteries.
We won't blow the leaves away everyday, mow the acreage, power wash the patios, pick up the falling tree sticks,
scoop up the acorns or shoot and miss the ground squirrels. We won't interview renters or answer their problem calls.
We won't pay a mortgage or the gas company or PGE or haul trash to the city dump.
What will we do? Hmmm. The same thing we have done the last 14 years! Travel and enjoy nice weather, take 86,000 more photos, search out something amazing in Kansas and Nebraska (we found the rest!), swim in 90 degree pools in the south,
Volunteer for more Christian ministries and meet more amazing people.
"So you are leaving California; will you ever come visit?". Out of our 5,081 days of travel, we have spent 3,450 days in California, most of it on the Central Coast. So, yes, we will visit. People often ask "what is your favorite place you have been to?" The answer is The People
, especially family and friends. Truly, things don't matter, even a home. Relationships are all that is important.
We will always come to see our kids.
And the grandkids and great grandkids.
Without our house we'll host them in the MotherShip like Christmas 2014 at the Elks Lodge.
We'll visit here to see Ellen's brothers and sisters. We'll travel to see Pete's.
Yes, things change over time (mostly hair styles, clothes, color photography, height and weight!)
Visiting our friends is always fun. We've known this group since meeting them at church in 1982.
So, are we sad to leave our home? Sure, but not when it snows (photo courtesy of Sid).
Where will we go next? Paso Robles! For Uncle Ron's 90th birthday. Our last Horn reunion in 2016 had 100 family members.
Mandy will miss her good friend Sam, but she'll find new pups to play with.
And us? Yes, the Lord has been good to us, since we met on August 3rd, 1973. We were married on August 3rd, 1974
and our escrow closes on August 3rd, 2020! Pete on our wedding day was pleased. And it has only gotten better since.
With love, Pete, Ellen and Mandy
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal . . . For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21
Photos from 1974 to 2019