I met with our realtor today, she walked through the house and approved it to go on the market! And, to prove the Universe not only talks women speak but also has a sense of humor, it’s going on the market tomorrow…Groundhog Day. So fitting, as I’ve felt like I’ve been living the same freaking day for the last 29. She also took pictures for the virtual tour and let me cry on her shoulder. Literally. It’s what happens now anytime someone asks me how I am. I’m a real social charmer that way! So, the papers are signed and our departure is imminent.
This whole experience has mirrored having a baby in so many weird ways. I spoke to another friend of mine who agreed that when they moved from Houston to Colorado she felt the same way. I know that once I get on the road and start our California adventure I will feel so excited and good. But until then, and for the next couple days, I’m pushing so hard to get us gone and it’s just painful. I look around at the mountains, at the farmland, at the fields covered in snow, at my friends, and it’s bittersweet to be saying goodbye.
I’ve never been real great at ending things. If it’s a good day, or experience, or time, then I’d prefer for it to go on just the same forever and ever. The universe is wise, though, and knows that if I stay in one thing forever then I’d miss out on too many other great things I don’t know about. So, she likes to mix it up for me. Thanks, Universe. And I’m only being slightly sarcastic.
The final nail in the moving coffin is the stage where all the food in the house gets doled out and the kitchen gets packed up. I did all that last weekend because I have had to multitask and it needed to get done. The upside is, everything is packed and gone!
almost after…right now, it’s all empty!
The downside is, we have no food in our pantry. We’ve been living off peanut butter, almond butter, homemade vegitarian sushi (easier than making a sandwich!) bean dip, tortilla chips, and whatever charity food my friends bring us. I’ll say one thing, it makes cooking a TON easier.
A lot of our canned goods have been shipped to Haiti–most of our year supply of food storage, actually. The rest has gone to friends or local food collections.
Tomorrow I’ll clean the car, pack it up, do all the 304589034985039458304958 last minute things that make life miserably tedious, and then Wed. I’ll put the kids and I in the minivan and away we’ll go.
Can you believe it? Did you think I’d even make it this far? Were some of you secretly hoping I’d have a total meltdown?! Don’t worry, there’s still time and a long drive ahead of me!
Who wants to come hang out in an RV with us? We’re taking reservations now! We won’t have room in the RV, but we can throw a tent outside for you! Naturalist announced she was going to have a “My Mom Is Awesome” party for me when we get down to So. Cal., which is the sweetest thing ever. First, though, I guess I have to make some friends so people will show up for it.
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