This will be the start of something big! At least for me, right now, Dec. 11th. I've been in my new house (home) for two days. I'll be writing about this move for a while, and two weeks before Christmas is not exactly the time for a big move, yet, I did it! I am grateful for
friends: helping move all my kitchen and art, and others who unloaded the attic several weeks ago
packers: so kind and ensuring that everything was packed safely & prepared
movers: who worked fast & tirelessly from 9am to 7pm, lifting, loading, then un-loading. Finally, moving a few things again per my direction so I could access certain boxes first, etc.
family: helped through these past months supporting, working, calling
colleagues: asking often how things were going
finally: service workers, who changed the cord on the stove I brought because it didn't fit the plug here, who showed me how the water heater worked when I didn't have hot water (the former owners had evidently turned it off to save energy), and the person who set up my cable, phone and internet service.
All helped with expertise, cheer, patience and kindness. I am so grateful.
I visited my husband early yesterday morning and it took about 7 minutes to get there! I am going to work this am; it will take about 5 minutes. My daughter and oldest granddaughter Ingrid came by yesterday, and took me out to dinner. Ingrid goes to her preschool about 17 blocks north! It took about 3 minutes to arrive at the restaurant.
Sorry this is so filled with minutiae, yet it's those little things, as many of us say again and again, that are meaningful to our lives.
For now, a few photos of organized chaos.
|Part of the living area, TV temporarily sitting on the cedar chest because I haven't moved it yet. People make such crazy statements in the middle of a move.|
|Part of the dining area, the kitchen tree & boxes filled with china & books await. The table goes elsewhere (just an occasional table). I need to find a new dining table. For now, any surface will do.|
|Part of my office-notice that this desk has the important stuff started: phone, router, wireless! Books are next.|
|Another part of the office, with some plants and miscellaneous things. Remember, any surface will do!|
|The extra room downstairs, which will be a large closet for quite a while.|
|part of the kitchen, still also in process|
|The first thing I did, ready for Christmas!|
Have a great week everyone: I'll be unpacking, & hope to begin some shopping!