I’ve never seen it. But I found it and my husband arrived there tonight. He’s never seen it either and is scant on details. This weekend he’ll fly back and we’ll drive both cars and the dog to live in our new temporary home.
We must get things together quickly, as three days after we arrive, we’ll have guests. My dear brother-in-law and his son, our nine year-old nephew, want a train adventure and we’re on the other end.
In my mind, houses/condos/apartments are only homes if they have families in them. While Jim said no, I said yes. Even though we’ve only got a few days under our belt, we can always find them a reasonably priced hotel and we can see our new town.
It’s OK going to a fully-furnished place for a month or few, especially in a foreign country as you only bring a suitcase and laptop. Living in one in-country for three years leads to a very strange sense that you’ve packed nearly everything but are not yet done, because you still have dishes, towels, furniture et al.
That said, I’m turning the corner emotionally as my husband left this morning for the week and I’m here alone to finish up. Luckily I’ve the dog for company.
We’d love to see some neighbors the night before we leave so in addition to moving, storage, and paperwork ending things here and beginning them elsewhere, I’ll take that on next.
We love the mountains, but I hear we have a lovely city view from the 17th floor. Thanks to everyone, we had the work gang over last night. So many people have made these three years special.
We will certainly miss our mountains and our birds. We have the ability to move anywhere in the short-term or long-term because we don’t have kids. And we and employers take advantage of that. Yes, our dog puts on the brakes, which is a good thing, though she’s been effectively under quarantine since 2005 so she can go to the UK and EU countries easily.
I don’t take many things on faith, on you I do, dear husband. We complement each other with different strengths and capabilities. I’ll tell you I love you many times a day every day of my life, but we fill each others’ gaps. You’re the geek, I’m the nurturer but with us it’s a lot more interesting and complicated. I love that about you, dear, and that I found us a home and you’re living there for a week without me.
Then you’ll fly in and we’ll drive off together to a new adventure.
We will miss the West but now know where we want to retire. Retiring for Jim will be having an incredible computer setup and shop, an adult version of what he made from a scrap room off the milk barn at age twelve. He’ll never stop working and inventing software or hardware, as he did things as a kid to make his dad’s job easier on the dairy.
Another storm is coming in, it’s very windy. We miss you, Dee and Zoe