I will miss this home, too. But I think I will miss what it might have been in the next 5-15 years. I saw a more cozy home, with better furniture and a "finished" look. I saw my kids and their friends hanging in the tree house and barn loft, and Steve spending more time there as well. I saw more parties and new friends being welcomed.
But as quickly as those images come to mind, so does the reality of full-time work, still in EP, taking me away from all of it. I was being stretched too thin for what this place "could" become and missing out on all it was already.
Tonight, I drift between sadness, excitement, and shear exhaustion. Tomorrow, when all the storage is placed at my very wonderful parents' house, and the keys have been transferred, we can head to our, now over-packed Eagle, and begin anew. The new owners are lovely people who I know will thoroughly enjoy this house and appreciate the love with which we filled it.
So, time to get back to work and continue packing. I think we may need a bigger camper!