He wants to get an offer for this house before he bids on another. I can’t do a thing to
stop it from happening. I’m a helpless victim of a move I don’t want
by Mary Foran
The cleaners came and the stager to make the house pristine for the photographs which would be taken after all the work had been done.
He’s so eager to move that he is ready to have them haul the couch out to the garage even though he sits on it for his meals.
40 years of living in his grandfather’s house has not made him a bit sentimental but rather sick of the place. I feel more for the old place than he does!
I have been banished to my upstairs office while the crew works on the downstairs and I am glad to stay out of their way.
I think we were too hasty in listing the house but the property taxes are coming up and he doesn’t want to have to overpay again.
My office is a complete mess, with books galore, office supplies, boxes of files and very important papers to be guarded with my life. Plus two computers, two printers and two phones, plus a myriad of paraphernalia that goes with a working office. I don’t know how I am going to move it all.
Well, they moved the couch out despite my protestations, and they have rearranged the furniture for the photographer’s delight. I am not in charge of the operation at all.
The worst thing about this situation is that we still don’t have a house to move to in the works. He wants to get an offer for this house before he bids on another and so we don’t have another address yet. I’m going to have to wing it with him and disconnect my services in the meantime.
It’s horrible! I feel like I’m being violated in a sense. They’re tearing up the house and I can’t do a thing to stop it from happening. I’m a helpless victim of a move I don’t want.
We have lived so long in comfort and in peace that I don’t understand his need to leave. I am going along with it to make him happy but it is tearing me up inside. I really have no choice in the matter.
Oh well, I guess I shouldn’t complain anymore. At least I won’t be homeless if I stick with it. I have been very fortunate all these years of peace and quiet and comfort in this old house.
I appreciate it more and more each day and hope we can find something even half as nice to live in.
I have been a very fortunate person and I am very grateful for what I have been given in life.
Featured image/David Sawyer, CC BY-SA2.0
Quote mark/Oakus53, CC BY-SA4.0
Couch/Stan Schwarz, CC BY-SA2.0, cropped
House/Peter Hellberg, CC BY-SA2.0, cropped
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