This is it!!!
The big news (no pictures today) is that we’ve managed to get our four-bedroom-attic-and-basement house-and-28 years-two-children-in-the-same-house move ready to go in a week and one day. On Saturday, Aug. 18, we were on the way back from our Wyoming vacation, which many of you have been sharing, (and which will wind up at some point soon), and heard we had an offer. Although it was less than we’d hoped, it was more than more separation in our marriage was worth and we accepted.
We arrived in Naperville on Sunday night, I drove our younger daughter to Philadelphia and school ( 13 hours) on Tuesday, then back to Cleveland on Wednesday and began packing on Thursday morning, a week and day from today. I had lots of help from Bill and our older daughter on Friday and Saturday and then Bill again these last several days. Without them, I couldn’t have done an eight-day move. And that’s not counting the six months it took me to get the house ready to put on the market. My s-i-l and several friends provided lunch, dinner, moving materials, people to whom we could pass on furniture and best of all, moral support.
The movers come tomorrow and a day from now (Friday night), I’ll be staying with friends and then driving to Naperville for the beginning of the next segment of our life. Hopefully, I’ll be doing a bit more writing to go with all the photography I’ve been doing. Thanks so much for bearing with me while all this is going on and thanks also for all the prayers and good wishes. It’s so much fun to be in touch with so many wonderful people all over the world via this blog.