Sunday, August 18, 2013

Preparing to move ~ stuff is gone

In this "Diary of a Move" we reach the end of a chapter. All that remains at 2100 Lee Highway # 224 are the mattress on the floor, the towels on the rack, the clothes on our back, and the laptops in our hands. Everything else has either preceded us to our new home, or is awaiting us in storage. Friday brought the "move," although the kids and I are not moving yet. All our "stuff" is gone and soon Jeff will be gone too. This time tomorrow I will be watching the kids sleep while Jeff wakes up alone across the world.

When I woke up this morning, it hit me: I have cans but no opener, food but no pots, plates but no utensils, tea but no mugs. The walls are bare, the floors empty, the carpet dirty. We slept overnight at a hotel to try and add an element of fun to the big change. Its success was limited. The challenge will be facing the world on Tuesday when JR wakes up to only Mama at home. The apartment empty of toys is one thing. The apartment empty of Baba is another.

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