| ||Reality wraps around me like the swaddling of a mummy. The smell of cardboard boxes permeates the air no matter how much we cleaned today. In a few days our belongings will sway along behind us as we begin the trek north.|
Over 100 boxes packed and ready to load.
Too much stuff still waiting to be packed.
Unpacking something I've packed because I need it again one more time.
Packing for two moves because we're going to be in temporary lodging.
Finding out the temporary lodging may be VERY temporary (days instead of weeks). Yeah for not unpacking so much. Gaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh for way overpacking for that short of a stay and not being efficient with finding what I'll need.
Finding out someone is installing the drop ceiling in the basement apartment we're moving into on the day we are moving in. That's going to be interesting.
Private investors planning to purchase a house and rent it to Allegany Boys Camp which will then become our home away from home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more jokes about tents.
Realizing I am going to have to wear a cape dress and a covering again in three days. I have not worn a traditional cap style covering for four years. I am not going to verbalize my thoughts on this rule except to say, it may be a good thing I did not know this was going to be part of the package back when we were making our decision about going. Let's just say, I'm going to need a shopping trip to Lancaster, I guess. For now, I'll be digging into the bucket I saved for the kids to play dress up.
Losing regular internet and cell phone service. I may be back to snail mail. I am hoping to have email at the house, but I'm still waiting to see how this all materializes. I do know it's too far back in to have DSL and satellite will doubtfully fit into our new budget. Which means I don't know what's going to happen to this blog space and that makes me feel desperately lonely before I even get there. After six years of social networking, this feels like the internet equation of moving out of state. I will miss skype calls with my friend in Poland. Messaging friends. And especially the friends I've made here. I can't talk about that anymore because I'm under a self-inflicted rule not to cry til next week. thinkhappythoughtsthinkhappythoughtsthinkhappythoughtsthinkhappythoughts
There. That's better. I hope to take advantage of free wifi when I get to town, but we can all guess how that will work out. So this may be goodbye and this may be the beginning of ingenious ideas of networking with limits. And if you've got my number, you can still text me. Sometimes I have enough service to get a text through. Or, you might be texting me. David has usurped my phone several times in the past few days and sent the craziest messages back in response to texts I've received. If it's wierd, or it stinks, suspect forgery. And if you need my email address send me a message.
Saying goodbye to a church family we have only known and loved for six months. Can't talk about that either. thinkhappythoughtsthinkhappythoughts
Feeling excited about how the next few years will impact our lives. You can't go through change without realizing things about yourself you wouldn't have recognized otherwise. I am super excited about meeting new people and learning from them. Broadened horizons are always a good thing.
That I should be in bed.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU.
Thank you for being such great online friends. I have absolutely loved the interaction with you. Reading your comments. Reading your blogs. Watching your babies grow up. Hearing your heart. Thank you for celebrating with me when Liam was born and the days my books were published. Thank you for caring when I was swallowed up with the new diagnosis of food allergies and when I lost my babies. Thank you for laughing at Adam's quotes and smiling with me at his boyish escapades. Thank you for being here.
I hope to be back .... I just don't know how much. Meanwhile, I'll be missing everyone like crazy!
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