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Old 05-12-2016, 08:20 PM   #11
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Best of luck, Steve. I've been down that road a couple of times now. Left everything behind both times and started over with nothing. I have discovered that happiness is found within. You are your best asset..
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:02 AM   #12
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You certainly put your mark on that house to make it your own, Steve. I'm sure you'll be able to do that again for this stage of your life. Unless you move faaaarrrr away, I hope you're still friends with the friends you made while in that house, and old neighbors can certainly be old friends in a new place. And your darling daughter will always be your little girl no matter how old she is. Just so long as you don't move away from DC, it's all good.

I know what you mean about being wistful. I was that way for different reasons when we moved from our first and second houses. Whenif we leave this one? Meh, won't be so sad.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:17 AM   #13
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Best wishes, Steve. I can understand your feelings somewhat. When I sold our condo we owned for over 30 years,it severed the last physical link I had with my late wife.
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:49 PM   #14
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Also hard on the kids too, if they're caught in the middle of the split up.
I took it hard when my parents split up and also had to give up the house I grew up in. I was 15 at the time.
Funny thing is, at almost 50 years later, I Google Earth the block where I grew up on, 6,000 miles away, our old house no longer there as that whole area turned commercial......but still recognize all the places we used to hang, including the hilltop temple and cemetery.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:19 PM   #15
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Also hard on the kids too, if they're caught in the middle of the split up.
I took it hard when my parents split up and also had to give up the house I grew up in. I was 15 at the time.
Funny thing is, at almost 50 years later, I Google Earth the block where I grew up on, 6,000 miles away, our old house no longer there as that whole area turned commercial......but still recognize all the places we used to hang, including the hilltop temple and cemetery.
I had that experience, i.e. returning to where I once lived as a child to find it no longer there....an odd feeling - like erasing history!
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:38 PM   #16
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Thank you all for the good wishes!
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:33 PM   #17
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I had that experience, i.e. returning to where I once lived as a child to find it no longer there....an odd feeling - like erasing history!
I looked up the house I grew up in, and it is still there 60 years later. The only differences were the wrought iron fence replacing the boxwood hedge in front and red awnings over the windows
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