The closing date for Shelley's childhood home was yesterday, but the finances were not quite in place for the buyers. Today things were sorted out and we had a mini-celebration at Shauna's apartment. There was a surreal sense of farewell as her parents venture up to the cottage tomorrow before heading to Arizona, Texas, and Florida for the winter.
Shelley and the kids said good-bye to the homestead earlier this week and it's hard to imagine Grandma and Papa (or is it Poppa? I haven't figured that out yet) so far away. It was one of those steady assurances we had, that they'd be close by. Of course they will be near at hand in thought and spirit, if not physically, we know that much. It'll take a bit of adjustment on all our parts.