We haven't left yet, although we have been out of our old home since Friday. We are staying at Chez Fleming, with two dogs, three cats, and four humans. But it really doesn't feel crowded--though I'm Sam and Susan would love to have their basement back! We try to make up for the nuisance by feeding them and cleaning up after ourselves as much as possible.
It's incredible how much stuff we still have. Even after shipping nearly 1000 pounds of stuff to Connecticut and another pile of boxes to Texas. And after umpteen trips to Good Will, the Humane Society, a massive garage sale, and on and on. Where did we have all this stuff stashed?
Just a few more get-togethers with friends, plus a shopping trip and prep time for the Rio Chama river trip next week, and we'll be on our way. I still have not said good-bye to anyone. I've evaded it by saying, "We'll see you in France." or "We'll be on Skype everyday, so it'll be like we never left." Denial is a wonderful place to live.
6 days ago