Thanks Rosie and Pete for your thoughts. I've not sold my house yet. But, I'm not feeling rushed at this moment. Which is quite a relief from how I've been feeling lately. Rushed and still full of grief over the unexpected loss of my mom earlier this year. I think that's been where my mind has been most lately. Trying to come to some place of peace with that. I think that will be a work in progress for the rest of my days.
Interesting to note that a number of people have made a comment that I am now an orphan. (My father died over 20 years ago.) But I don't think of myself as such. I believe that orphans don't know that their parents loved them whereas I know that my parents loved me. I do feel as if I don't have an anchor however. I find that very interesting. I did not think of my mother as much of an anchor while she was alive. We had numerous difficulties, but I didn't realize how grounded I felt because she was alive.
Anyway...I've got to get back to earning a living and will add more to this post later.