It’s been awhile. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine what an ordeal selling my house and moving across country would be. I mean, I knew it would a heavy lift, but geez Louise! It might have been somewhat easier had I been able to move in the summertime or even autumn, but moving in the dead of winter sure did change things up. No scenic drive across country with three cats in tow. Hmmm, now that I think of it, that could have been horrific, but I’m not gonna go there. No having the luxury of my own car from start to finish. Nope, none of that.
I suppose I could regale you with the finer points of the absolute horrors I endured, but that would be too depressing. So I’ll just share one of the more amusing aspects. I forgot to pack my underwear and didn’t realize it until I went to get it and it wasn’t there. Nope, Still in my dresser drawer that left the day before and was on its way across country without me. So on the way to the airport, I had to stop off at Kohl’s and get me some new undies. Which really pissed me off, since I had JUST done that! But now I have plenty, so there is that … Oh yeah, on the plane trip to Maryland to go shopping for my new home, I managed to delete ALL of my passwords. I’m still assembling the list. On the up side, I lost ten pounds! Not a diet I would recommend, but stress does wonders for peeling off the pounds.
So now I’m back in Maryland, state of my birth, if not the city of my birth. People always want to know exactly where I live, but I’m not telling. When one writes for a liberal political blog, one must be circumspect.
Never thought I’d be back here in the land of snow and ice, heat and humidity, mosquitos and thunderstorms, but here I am. And I’m liking it! Everything is new again and I’m reconnecting with old friends. I do miss my daughter, though. She and her significant other will be moving back this way in March 2018 – just in time for my next birthday!
My new place came with some unexpected surprises. I needed a new roof. Got into a bit of a pissing match with the inspection company about that, as the inspector just glossed over the condition of the roof. I won and they refunded most of the inspection fee. Did you ever doubt me? Also having to completely remodel the master bathroom. That was my bad. I was so enthralled with the kickass kitchen that I completely zoned out on the bathroom. Vanilla fixtures – not my thing, low countertop (if I were 5 feet tall, it would be perfect, but I’m 5’9″, so not so hot!), NO MEDICINE CABINET! I mean, where’s a girl supposed to put all her girly stuff? And of course, I’m going to tear out all the carpet and put in bamboo flooring. MUCH easier to keep clean, especially with the three furballs. The solar panels will be the finishing touch – right before they haul me off to the poor house.
I really missed writing during my mammoth move and have finally got back into the groove, (hey! that rhymes!) albeit on a truncated basis. Still haven’t been able to get back to the book I’m writing, but that’s okay. What with Trump in the White House, I’ve come up with a new angle that dovetails perfectly with the theme of the story.
I’m looking forward to finishing up the renovations on the house, meeting new people, getting back to work on my book, making some noise over at Liberals Unite and once again enjoying the change of seasons East Coast style. Always missed autumn. Now I’ve got it back.
And last but certainly not least, I’m glad to be back blogging to you! Hope you’ll continue to hang with me!
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