Our sojourn in New Orleans is over for now. We are back in Boise, and as usually happens to me when I travel and have a literal change of perspective, I’m in an entirely different “place” than I was when we left.
If you’ve been following my blog you have undoubtedly gathered how much New Orleans means to me and to Mike. How vital it is to our sense of being who we truly are as artists, as a family and as citizens of the world. It is our true “heart home,” the place we feel WE belong.
Don’t get me wrong, we love Boise too! It’s like Boise is our BFF, and New Orleans is our Soul Mate, and we believe we can have both. It’s just going to get a little complicated around here while we make that happen!
I know you have heard me muse on ways we are better using our house in Boise as our artists’ home — repurposing rooms as studio space,
turning our former living room into a “gallery”
and Logan’s former apartment into our new living room
and studio space.
That’s been done, and it absolutely works for us as it reflects the way we live now that we are empty nesters who also happen to be artists.
BUT…we want to have another home in New Orleans too, and we can’t do that and keep this house. So, our plan is to sell this house and buy two condos — one in Boise, and one in New Orleans.
We have bought and sold houses before, but there has never been a house I’ve loved as much — or have poured as much of myself into — as this house. It hurts physically to think about selling it, but no pain, no gain, right? My wish is that someone will fall in love with it the way I did and I can hand it over to them with a light heart.
Wish us luck as we embark on this next phase of our lives which I have dubbed “Bon Temps Le Boi.”
Who says you can’t have your oysters raw, and chargrilled too?!