The wonderful Diane Pepin encouraged our Hens and Chicks and Lamb's Ears all along and since she's hoping her home sells so she can be with Ron in Oregon, she shared some of her truly amazing Hens and Chicks (and there are even about 3 Grandma hens that have sprouted these amazing stalks and these will flower prettily and then the Grandmas will die. But the patch of these succulents will reproduce, sort of like a phoenix.
I learned today from Molly that her husband got a job in Colorado and so 809 will change hands again. I don't think she was ever happy at 809 nor in our Paradise so they are on to find their own happiness, which is what we all do when we become adults. We don't live at home, we don't expect our parents to give us allowances or take care of our needs. My children all grew up and away. So should all adult children. I just feel sad for 809. My problem is I ALWAYS project human feelings and emotions on inanimate things. It's not that I think it's still my house...it hasn't been for 3 years. But it was the house we raised our children. I just hope that someone wonderful buys it and loves it, keeps up gardens and yard and trees and have lots of kids to romp in the yards.
We have grown to love 3830. We really do. As Robert said, we certainly spent enough time up here all the years before we moved here. It was a home before it became our home. My parents left their spirit here as we did at 809. Maybe I ought to ask for our spirit back from 809 once Molly leaves.
And I've said this before...each home ought to be made sacred by the experiences shared within, by the prayers said within, and by the friends and family who came to visit. So if you own a home, love it today. Treasure it. Treat it well and it will treat you well also.