I Lost My Home to Foreclosure/Update

I just suffered an attack of anxiety, looking at this photo
I just suffered an attack of anxiety, looking at this photo

Update


So I'm officially out of the house, (sob, just kidding). I'm still hanging around town, waiting for all lose ends to be tied up. Even though I've been out for almost two months, I'm still getting use to a forty year change in life's everyday occurrences. I still find myself falling into the old habits, like turning down the same old streets, trying to live in my temporary abode the same as I did in my past home. This is really strange, but I'm getting use to it.

Now, I'm not going to sit here and pretend this is easy. You don't let go of something you've done for over 40 years, and not feel some emotion, so I'm enormously emotional at times, but excited, nevertheless, about the new phase of my life. I get through this with the thought that if I wasn't able to handle it, I wouldn't have been given it. This is humbling to say the least, although I didn't think I needed to be humbled, just goes to show you don't know yourself as well as you think you do.

I started this article so long ago I don't know where I was going with it. Anyway I'm going to attempt to finish it today. It will be short and sweet, in an effort to release it before I leave my present location. Speaking of leaving, I will be leaving Friday, July 29.

My Temporary Itinerary

I hope to be in Phoenix on Saturday for a few days, hopefully seeing and doing some interesting things. I will be visiting my son and a few friends. While there I'll take pictures and share them in my next hub. After leaving Phoenix I'll give an update. Just a hint, I'll be in and around Dallas/Fort Worth area, I'll also be passing through Chicago, D.C, ending in Atlanta for my first leg, but more about that later.

I feel so rusty, as I've not written anything since my last hub, (I Lost My Home To Foreclosure). So please forgive me if I ramble a bit, I'll have to get back in the swing of things. I plan to detail my last few months in a future hub, so stay tuned. This article is just to let all who cares know that I'm still among the living, (smile).

I'll Be Back Soon

So I'll be closing this hub for now, please check back soon for future updates.

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Dexter Yarbrough profile image

Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Glad to have you back on HP FastFreta. Let me know when you hit Chicago! Blessings!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

What happened to you happened to so many in SoCal, and it never should have happened. Gee banks, work with people and help them stay in their homes. However, I am a left leaning Southern California girl, so there you go. I rent in a very nice complex, and there are some good deals here for those who want to rent.


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Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

A lot of people are discovering that renting is much less stressful than owning. I hope your life gets better and better from here!


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Good Luck.


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CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

Looking forward toreading your travel hubs- what an opportunity, just so sorry you lost your home


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Hi, so sorry to read that this has happend to such a lovely lady as you. I cannot help but admire your ability to have a positive take on this as well as the obvious sadness it brings. I really do wish you well for the future.


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BJC 5 years ago from Florida

Morning, Fast Fretta,

If you're in Fort Walton Beach Florida, let me know.

BJC~


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

You're all so wonderful, ah, I feel at home again, (hubpages). Thanks BJC, I will certainly let you know if I'm in or around that part of Florida.

Hello there 2uesday, thank you, I'm trying to really make the best of a difficult situation, so far so good.

Thanks CASE1WORKER, stay tuned.

Thank you truthfornow!

You know Deborah-Diane, I'm sure I'll be renting henceforth, which is a somewhat new experience, after 40 years of owning, I'm actually looking forward to it.

You know who I really feel sorry for SweetiePie, the mothers with children in this situation, so sad. But as I stated to Deborah-Diane, I will be a renter henceforth.

I'm glad you stopped by Dexter, because when I saw that my travels will take me thru Chicago, I was trying to remember who said contact them, and it's you. So I'll contact you before I arrive. Actually it's only a layover for a few hours. Anyway we'll talk.

Thank you all so much for stopping, and I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, so I can begin to participate in the community again.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Look at as you are just starting a new Chapter in the life of fastfreta. I look forward to your adventures. Have fun!!

Chris


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dashingclaire 5 years ago from United States

Foreclosures are happening too often. You have such a positive outlook. Blessings and Godspeed.


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Mamelody 5 years ago

I suffered the same curse of forclosure three years ago so I do know what it feels like. But you look and sound like a strong woman so hey best of luck to you and keeps us updated. We could learn a lot from you!


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I lost my first house back in the 1970's because I was out of work. Now my daughter has had to give up hers and is renting. My son had to relocate for work and has his house up for sale. Bob Dylan was wrong-times don't change that much.


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Hey fleta, I will be thinking about you Friday. I entered this series late and I guess I have not had the opportunity to say how sorry I am that you and a host of other folk are going through this (stuff). We are up to our ears in debt, but the house is solid for now. Unemployment will do that to your bottom line. I awoke determined to find a get rich scheme, but it is too late to run for Congress, lol! Hugs dear hubber. Keep the faith- this is what I always remember when I think of you, dear. You are a woman of faith.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Great to hear from you again Freta. We've all gone through stuff but change is good. You'll, if you don't already, feel the freedom! Looking forward to your travel hubs, I'm glad you're well! Peace!! Tom ***I'm only 9 hours up I-75 from Atlanta :-)


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

You all are so encouraging to me.

Thanks Storytellersrus, you're so right, it's not just me, so many others are going through this, so I don't feel alone, but it is not pleasant. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

Dahoglund, all I can say is WOW, the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree in your case. I'm so sorry to hear about your situation, (albeit a long time ago), and your daughters too. At this point renting doesn't sound too bad to me, so I'm kind of looking forward to it.

Mamelody, I'm sorry to hear about your situation, so thanks very much for your encouraging comments.

Thank you dashingclaire for your heartfelt comments.

Thanks Chris, stay tuned, I guess I'll be "blogging" here for a while during my adventure.

Again thank you all so much for stopping by and encouraging me. Stay tuned.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I'm sorry to hear you lost your house but it sounds like you have made plans and moving forward. I lost my house also about 25 years ago. It was hard but I survived as we all do. Best of luck in the future.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you Pam, more and more I'm hearing the same story over and over, so I increasingly feel a camaraderie with so many of my followers. Thank you for sharing that with me. Thanks for stopping please visit again soon.


fashion 5 years ago

Great hub.I agree that a lot of people are discovering that renting is much less stressful than owning.good work


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks fashion, for the validation, and thanks for the visit, please come back.


Marketing Truth 5 years ago

Hi Fastfreta, I haven't been in the Hubpage neighborhood for a little while and while visiting tonight I read your hub and found it to be very real and touching. I am wishing you all the best. May God continue to Bless and Keep you and yours.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Hello Marketing Truth, thanks for stopping, and thank you also for your concern, so far I'm alright. I've already begun my road trip, keep a sharp eye out for follow up articles.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

I am so so sorry. It must be heart break. I am also still clinging onto mine. I know how you feel and it is hard and shouldn't happened to decent people. My highest respect to you the way you handle it. You are agreat lady and I am so pleased knowing you as my cyperfriend. I wish I could help.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

How sweet you are Hello,hello. It's really good to have such good cyber friends as you. Thank you so much for your encouragement. Stay tuned I'm on the road as we speak, I'll be giving updates regularly.


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

fastfreta, i did not mean to diminish you by saying there were others. sometimes what i say comes across more harsh than it was meant. i am thinking of you and will continue to send light your direction. big hug on friday as well.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Oh Storytellerus, I understood what you meant, and I didn't take offense. Perhaps my response sounded that way, so sorry. You're too kind, thank you.


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

So happy! HUGS HUGS HUGS!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Hugs, back atcha! You're sweet, Storytellerus.


dj 5 years ago

I'm glad that you are on your way. Please enjoy.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks dj, stay tuned.


edmund0901 4 years ago

Hi, Freta

I am sorry to hear about your house but I am excited and glad for your adventure. We took a cross country Amtrak rail back in 1994 and it was awesome. And I took Amtrak to Chicago 2 years ago. Please keep posted your itinerary for the next few months ago and maybe I can come and meet you wherever you happen to be. I have travel plans in the year ahead and I am sure whereever you may be won't be far from where I may be. Take Care Edmund


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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Edmund for stopping, nice to hear from you.

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