Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Letting Go

Some pictures of the lovely old house I'm going to have to sell soon. May its next owner love it as much as I have.


Blogger kathy a. said...

it's beautiful, liz. damn, hard to let go. it stinks that you have to, but i'm glad you have something more substantial to sell than calendars. and some excellent replacement ideas, too.

hope the mooga and chemo go smoothly tomorrow. stupid fucking cancer.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I love that house, I love the lady who lives there more.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Sean Spence said...

Liz, I read an awful lot of blogs by folks with ongoing health conditions, and yours is one of the most powerful, and probably one of the most important. Really.

There's no way for me to understand or feel what you do, but, as someone living with MS, I know a little bit about living with something in your body that is hurting you. Thanks for keeping your blog -- I'm betting it is helping more people than you know.

I've posted your blog at -- a site I started that is basically a collection of blogs from people with ongoing health conditions.

Again, thanks for sharing.

- sean

Sean Spence
MS Advocate & Founder, SharingOurDays

5:13 PM  
Blogger Ya Looblue said...

oh liz...
maybe that "new shoes for liz" fund should become the "new house for liz" fund. i'm so sentimental about homes...even though i know it's necessary to let it go, it just breaks my heart to even think about it. did you get any cool new shoes, by the way?
where are all those damn TV people that swoop in to pay all bills and insert feel good music under your life story?? WHERE ARE THEY?!? i shall have to write a letter...

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz, your house is lovely and so will the next one be. It isn't the boards and paint and curtains. It is you that makes it beautiful

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This home will be on the market maybe 3 minutes.

Wherever you are Liz will be home as soon as those you love sleep one night.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I so live in the wrong state. I'd buy it, move in, and keep you and all the pets there with me. Sigh. (I don't *think* Zero would bother the dogs, but the rabbit might...)

7:11 PM  
Blogger Lymphopo said...

Haha, I just noticed there's a bottle of shampoo in the bathroom. You can tell that is an old photo!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Lymphopo said...

The poor dogs would be terrified of that rabbit, Elaine.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Alto2 said...

It's a charming Victorian. I really love your garden. Maybe you should take cuttings from this garden to your new house, wherever that may be.

The folks who buy this place should know they're inheriting a legacy of strength and love. Sell that sucker for big bucks!!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Hi - I found you blog through Sharing our days, and rea back quite a few posts. Thank you for the best laughs about cancer I've had since being diagnosed with gallbladder cancer last May. Your situation sounds very serious, and goodness knows that cancer sucks, but I appreciate your ability to express yourself with humor, and to share some of the details of this painful journey.

And, I love your house, too! Thanks for your words.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time commenting - I can't remember how I found your old blog but I pretty much stalked you through your son's blog and found this one. You struck a chord with me then and even more so now - my mom battled ferociously with cancer.

That house is positively dreamy. Your style is glorious. I'm a complete stranger but I include you in my prayers - I think you are pretty wonderful.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Friday Dialogue said...

Nice house. Houseboat in your future or what????

2:18 AM  
Blogger Sock Girl said...

Your home is beautiful. May you find the same joy of space wherever your new home is. I love the idea of taking clippings from your garden. It truly is lovely.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, that rabbit is one holy terror.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, it's gorgeous, and in my town it would easily go for a million bucks, no kidding. It sure does look like a lot of work, though. I'm terribly impressed that you ever find time to do anything but clean.

I can only imagine how much this must hurt. I hope your next home turns out to be something you love at least as much.

12:24 AM  
Blogger belledame222 said...

Liz. It's barbaral from the WELL and belledame222 from the blogverse. I'm so fucking sorry you're going through this. You're, like, the last person in the world who deserves this.

6:18 PM  
Blogger belledame222 said...

well, off the top, i was thinking what ya looblue was.

is it a done deal?

7:12 PM  
Blogger slfisher said...

oh, what a lovely house. I'm so sorry.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Trasi said...

You are what makes that space lovely, not the house itself. No matter where you go, your space will be crazy and colorful and quirky and full of life. I just rediscovered your [new] blog, having adored and mourned the loss of grannyvibe. I am so glad I found it. I read all the back posts and am up to this one. I won't say any cheezy "hang in there" crap, but just thank you for sharing yourself.

11:11 AM  
Blogger SPOA said...

That house is freakin killer. No pun intended.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep thinking of possible ways for you to keep your house. Have you, per chance, looked into a reversible mortgage? Can you ignore medical bills? What will they do, reposess your chemo?
There must be a way for you to hang on to this gorgeous home and retain that which makes you so happy.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Irish Goddess said...

Your house is beautiful and it exudes YOU. I suspect that anywhere you land will be just as beautiful. Stay strong.

7:36 PM  

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