Sue Murphy

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    So Sorry!

    Our first morning in Reno.  It wasn't like this when we went to bed.



    I know I have been MIA.  Please forgive me.  As I explained in my Post at Halloween, a lot is happening in our lives right now.  Our relocation to Reno has taken more time than I expected and the lap top I brought with me to keep connected was so out dated I wasn't able to Post.  I think I have it up and running now.  How to explain what is going on and Where do I start?

    A little back ground.  My Hubby and I have been looking for the last couple of years for a location where we would like to retire.  We spent so many years trying to make it to the Coast we thought we could never leave the ocean.  We were exploring the California central coast.  During this time I had been doing a lot of work in Reno NV.  Hubby had always loved it up there but it was never some place I had considered moving.  We loved going up to Lake Tahoe on my time off and one time on the way up the hill we wandered into a place called Galena. 


     A beautiful mountain community. The beautiful Pine covered lots with views of the snow capped mountain and streams running through took my breath away.  I was hooked.  I called Hubby and he jumped on a plane.  Long story short we bought a 2 acre lot with mountain and valley views.  Our retirement spot.  Some day this is where we planned to land.

    Fast forward a year latter.  Hubby's company Centex Homes a national home builder merges with Pulte homes. They scale back and  many jobs get cut.  Hubby has made it through most of the cuts.  Two months ago his boss came to him and said there was going to be more cuts coming and knowing we wanted to relocate to Reno eventually would we consider a move now.  Well we were really thinking 4 to 5 more years, not now.  But looking at all of the alternatives, especially in these tough economical times being able to relocate with a job in hand sounded like a good idea.  Plus we can build our New home while we are still young to enjoy it.  So we finished some project on the beach house and put it on the market.  Hubby had to start his new job Nov. 1, so we have packed him up and moved him to an apartment in Reno.  I will be commuting back and forth to Southern California until the house sells and I have finished all of the projects I have going on.  Talk about making a quick life change.  I am still in shock.  It is a stressful time but we are going to make the best of it. 

    The exciting part is I get to start putting together my inspiration files for the new home.  It will be a combintaion Rustic Country French meets Mountain Cabin. So stay tune for some of my pictures.


    Didn't mean to write a book, but I thought you needed an explanation on what has been keeping from blogging.  Keep us in your thoughts and hope our house sells soon, so we can move on with our lives.

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    Reader Comments (5)

    Sue, how exciting! Sometimes life just moves and shakes things up. I know that you will build the home you will love...can't wait to see. Hope you take good care of yourself during this hectic time.
    xo Lidy

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    July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatieBarron

    I love to watch the snow when I wake up. Very beautiful and refreshing! Love your post.

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