Sunday, May 18, 2014

Starting Fresh

This past week has been a whirlwind: packing, movers, cleaning and handing back the keys to my craptastic apartment, relocating to the DC area, and closing on a home. Whew! A lot to be sure. 

I'm currently typing this on my smart phone and sitting on my stairs as I have no internet and furniture until next week. Michelle has explored every inch of the parquet floors and chooses a sentinel position in front of the back door. Apparently this is the best lookout for the enemy squirrel. 

I think how different this place is from my old place in North Carolina. The apartment was made of papier-mâché and I would have an endless stream of noise from the stomping up the stairs to the neighbors blasting their music at all hours. 

This place in VA brings a whole new set of noises: hundreds upon hundreds of birds cacophoning and the weird bark of squirrels. Kids playing at games in the courtyard (and not sitting in front of a tv all day!!) and the stream of friendly neighbors coming in to introduce themselves and welcome us to the neighborhood. 

Welcome to my own bit of heaven. 

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your big move! Sounds as though you've made great decisions with your home AND your hair.

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  2. Thanks Jenny! I feel that this is the right place and the right time for me to be here. That's what keeps me grounded through the hiccups of moving.

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