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And That's It [Dec. 10th, 2014|08:54 pm]
Tony Grist
Mission completed.

The contents of the Oldham House are now sitting in my mother's garage.

It's been such a rush I haven't had time for reflection. I lived almost all my adult life (over 30 years) in the Manchester area and now I don't live there any more. I keep waiting for the emotions to hit, but for the present all I'm feeling is, "Whew, I'm glad we got that over and done with."
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2014-12-10 09:29 pm (UTC)
That's the advantage to living with one foot in one place and one in the other -- when you finally pick up the second foot it doesn't feel so much like leaving. Because you're already gone and you have a place to go home to.

Edited at 2014-12-10 09:30 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-11 09:24 am (UTC)
Yes, it cushions the blow.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2014-12-11 03:23 pm (UTC)
Kinda-sorta. I didn't miss the apartment we left to move into this house.

On the other hand, when we left a house to move to that apartment, it was late spring. I spent the last two hours before going to settlement wandering over the property, photographing all the flowers I'd never see again, including the biggest columbine I'd ever grown. That was hard.

It will be even harder when we leave this space, despite how small our back garden is. It includes, after all, the wisteria I started from seed the day our offer on this house was accepted. It will probably be destroyed by the new owners as they gut and redevelop the back house, along with the seedling maple.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-11 06:30 pm (UTC)
I thought I would find this move emotionally difficult but I haven't- at least not thus far. I keep waiting for blow to fall.
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From: athenais
2014-12-11 02:07 am (UTC)
It must be a peculiar feeling, perhaps not all the time but from time to time, to think, "I am all done with that chapter now."
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-11 09:25 am (UTC)
It'll take time to sink in, I think...
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From: cmcmck
2014-12-11 08:40 am (UTC)
Well, that's a relief with 'C' word fast approaching!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-11 09:25 am (UTC)
Bloody Christmas!!
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From: cmcmck
2014-12-11 01:24 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2014-12-11 03:23 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who re-named it "Giftmas." I like that....
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From: cmcmck
2014-12-11 06:03 pm (UTC)
I've seen that one in use on US friends' blogs! :o)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-11 06:27 pm (UTC)
We've reached a pact with most of the family that there will be gifts for kids but not for adults. I think we should do what we can to rein in the madness.
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[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2014-12-11 01:47 pm (UTC)
Onto a fresh start. :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-11 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's all good
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