Living Among Packing Boxes

There are packing boxes in every room, except for my office. I’m sitting here right now and looking through the window at a beautiful full moon! It’s one joy of shorter days, when one can wake up and enjoy both a clear view of the moon and the beauty of a sunrise.

Wednesday afternoon I heard the news that closing date for both the house and the new condo were set for Friday (today)! I’d been slowly packing boxes, but just things that I don’t use on a regular basis.

So now the time to get serious had arrived! I called in and scheduled time off work, bought moving boxes and spent all day yesterday filling them.

My back is sore, my rooms are filled with boxes and I forget to look down and trip over them. So glad it is cool enough weather to wear long pants!

So, today is the day. I’ll sign all those papers and sleep in this house one more night. It has been nearly 8 weeks of inspections, appraisals, gathering paperwork, changing closing dates, and now the time has actually arrived! I think I’ll be a little sentimental when I walk out of the house for the final time. One doesn’t spend 33 years in one place and easily let go, but God has given me a lovely place to spend the rest of my earthly life and I’m ready to move those packing boxes and unload them again in a new destination.

I met the buyer yesterday by accident. They were supposed to do the final walk through at noon, but they showed up at 11:20 while I was vacuuming those stairs I’m so ready to leave behind. They came in and I could see how excited she was. Just as excited as I am about the condo! I hugged her and told her I hoped she would be as blessed in the house as I have been over the years. It made my heart happy to see how much she already loved my home.

So this morning we meet one more time over a table as we sign paperwork. It will be a bittersweet day, but one I’ve anticipated for a long time. Tomorrow my packing boxes will be loaded onto a truck and moved, along with some furniture and three cats who are wondering what is going on.

Life is an interesting journey. Especially life after 70. Talk to you soon from my new location and I’ll be sharing pictures. Until then, may God bless you and yours. Please remember to pray for those who have been and will be affected by the latest hurricanes.


Living Among Packing Boxes — 1 Comment

  1. May you be as happy in your new location as you have been in your house. Blessing for a speedy move. Hope you will get back to writing your wonderful books. I miss them.

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