Monday, March 17, 2008

3/17 Happy St. Pat's Day

Yesterday was a significant day in many ways. First, my dad would have been 83 years old. Second, Quincy turned 13 months old and Cookie turned 19 months old. Third, my friends gave me a wonderful party. Caroline hosted it but Lorena and Genia worked so hard too. The food was fantastic, and although the turnout was small, it was perfect. The people I wanted to be here were here.

I slept well last night at Caroline's. She has a marvelous guest room, and it's amazing how well you can sleep when you ahve a good mattress. Guess I have to finally get a new one once I get settled in Quincy.

I ate so much yesterday at the bbq, but we have so much food left that Caroline and I will eat hamburgers (and veggie burgers) again tonight. Yum, yum, yum.

I woke up at 5:30 this morning and got to my house before 7. The packers got there at 8:30 so I had plenty of time to finish up the few things I had left to do. Paula, my realtor and friend, came by at 10 and I signed some papers. There's now a lockbox on my house too.

The movers finished packing at 2, and they will return tomorrow around 8:30 or 9 to load up the truck. I still don't know when they'll deliver in Quincy, but the driver should be able to tell me tomorrow.

This is really happening. My house is a blur of boxes, and no longer seems like my home. It felt good to get it done though, and to get back to Caroline's. I spent the rest of the afternoon playing with her cats until she got home from work. Caroline is getting her taxes prepared right now, so I'm taking the opportunity to update my blog. More tomorrow.


Cindy said...

I'm glad your party went well and your friends were on hand for a proper farewell. Caroline is so great to give you shelter and company during these days of transition, and Genia for making that long trip with you. It should make the change a little easier. You have great friends there, but you will make new friends here too. I don't know what my life with be like without my girlfriends. (I'm so surrounded by MEN) Have a good last few days. We'll see you soon.

Dave said...

Rest up! Another great adventure awaits you.

Jer said...

You're so right, Cindy. And tonight we're having our last night of cards before I leave. Tuesday nights just won't be the same. :)

Jer said...

The adventure began today, DF. I sat in 50 mph gusts of wind while I "supervised" the loading of the truck. It was nearly 80 degrees and beautiful, but oh that wind....