Category Archives: life

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The Irony of Life, Part 18: Grieving and Adapting

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I’m still grieving the loss of my house, although not selling wasn’t an option. Coming to terms with that isn’t easy. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 17: The Sulphur Creek Trail

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In my darkest hour, those who watch over me came through with someone tapping at my back door. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 16: The Twelfth Hour

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Sometimes, even if you hate the place you live, it’s a good idea to stay put. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 15: The Inspection

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I’ve seen a lot of houses since I moved here, but this is the one I like best. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 14: To Buy or Not to Buy?

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Since I sold my house on March 13, 2020, my life has been in the hands of other people. This is a new experience for me. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 13: Photos of New Town

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Getting to know a place means getting out. Today, a new friend showed me some places to shoot. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 12: Let it Be

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At some point, I had to let go and let God deal with it so I could move on. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 11: Grieving

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It took a week of hassles to quit crying and get myself back. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 10: On the Road

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Sometimes we have to get help from complete strangers, despite how independent we might have been. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 9: Accepting Life

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The new buyers of the house I sold on March 13 have broken the contract they signed and done their best to evict me during the COVID-19 Pandemic. But my friends and family gave me the strength to fight back: with words. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 7: Internet Fraud

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Searching online for a place to rent or buy can be dangerous, especially now during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life,  Part 5: Looking for Home

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Finding a place to rent in Durango is more difficult than I imagined. Possibly, because I haven’t rented since college, and I’ve owned homes for forty-four years. And renting during the COVIID-19 Pandemic didn’t help matters. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 8: Letter to the Editor

Crisis brings out the best and worst of us. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 4: The Contract

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COVID-19 prevented me from relocating after selling my house on March 13. Despite having a contract stating that I can stay here, the new owners are doing their best to make me leave Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 6: Prayers Answered

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If we focus on what we want, letting others do the same, good things happen! Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part Three

“Sellers don’t break the contract,” said my realtor. “Maybe not, but we can try! Especially when a pandemic is on the way,” said the seller. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part Two

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What first appeared to be simple can become our worst nightmare. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part One

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Sometimes we are torn between what has sustained us and our desire to be happy no matter what it takes. Continue reading

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Change Your Perspective and Let Go

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You can be right, or you can be happy, especially when dealing with illogical, unethical companies. Continue reading

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“Oh, YES!” and “Oh, NO!”

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It’s the journey, not the destination, that brings us joy. Continue reading