Reflections of Marriage & Home Ownership

Grandma Zs house

Last weekend some friends of ours celebrated their 20 year wedding anniversary with a renewing of vows.  For me going to a wedding always brings some self reflection on the past and future.  The reminder that we are in it for the good and bad.  My mind wandered to and fro and of course landed in thoughts of real estate (I can’t help myself!) and how our relationship to our homes is somewhat like a marriage.

We fall head over heels in love and have fantastic storybook dreams of our future together.     Then as we live in it for awhile we begin to notice the door that doesn’t quite shut or the color that doesn’t excite us any more.  So we begin to change and improve, reshape and re-evaluate.   Sometimes we decide to stay and sometimes we go.  Time goes by and the annoyances either get fixed, fade into the background or become quirky unique features we couldn’t live without.  If we are lucky enough to make it to our 30 year anniversary we are rewarded with a paid off house to enjoy the rest of our days in and a home full of memories and stories.

Have a great weekend.  Enjoy your home and your spouse.

Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca DRE 01734030                                                                ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca.     www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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What Can I Learn from a Turkey?

wild turkey flock

Colfax is a rural area and I live on a couple of acres surrounded by pines and oaks.  I have a steady stream of wildlife traffic going by my home office window.  Every spring the turkeys come back from their winter hiding and provide me with my early morning and dusk entertainment.

There is a ritual every dawn that I have observed for several years, one lone turkey (a hen) comes down from her pine tree roost and paces about making little clucking noises, this goes on for about 20 minutes.  After awhile she begins to also make a bit louder calls to her friends still up in the trees as if to say it is safe to come down.   Eventually the other do come crashing down, loud flapping of their large wings and bouncy landings.

For a long time I have thought of the lone hen as the low one on the totem pole or the sacrificial hen sent down there to see if there were any coyotes lurking about.  This year when the ritual started up again I began to see her as the risk taker, the leader if you will.  Taking the first leap out of the safety of the pines and letting the others know it is ok, I am here to lead you on our adventure today, don’t be afraid, see I did it, you can too.  I kind of like my new version of the turkey morning ritual and wish her well every morning as she is the first to greet the new day ripe with possibilities.  So I am going to get out there and embrace the day no matter what my imagination thinks is waiting outside my “roost”,  after all if a turkey can do it what am I waiting for?

I will save the dusk ritual for another day……………

Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca DRE 01734030                                                                ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca.     www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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